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Joe Morley..Dates of compositions? 5 Replies

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Bacon tone rings 1 Reply

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Tailpiece

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New Bradbury Tutor Book added 10 Replies

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The Georgia Giggle (1918)..Will L. Livernash.

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The Dance Of The Hoo Hoo (1898)..Emma Y. Suckert 10 Replies

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Nylon strings for tenor banjo? 4 Replies

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Honeysuckle Rag (1911) George Botsford. 3 Replies

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Yankee Land 12 Replies

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bridge question 7 Replies

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The Honeysuckle And The Bee (1901)....W.H.Penn 2 Replies

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Fretting the 5th string 4 Replies

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Tune suggestions 5 Replies

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Early Banjo at Augusta's Old-Time Week

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The Yankee Hustler (1902)..Hon.Eugene E. Schmitz, mayor of San Francisco. 2 Replies

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Even more of Hal Allert's superb CB arrangements added to the MUSIC LIBRARY 1 Reply

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TablEdit upgrades...my TAB featured as "tune of the month" there. 3 Replies

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Missouri Blues (1911).......Harry Brown

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Morley's Moonbeams Shadow: Tablature 1 Reply

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When uncle Joe Plays A Rag On His Old Banjo (1912)'....Theodore Morse. 11 Replies

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I Found this in http://www.banjoist.de/neu/index.htm

Von K.B. Rau kam der Hinweis auf eine Sammlung von Fotos mit und über Banjos auf den Seiten von Samm Bennett (http://www.polarityrecords.com/banjo-gallery.html) . Auch andere Instrumente kommen zu ihrem Recht. Sehr…

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Saint Gervasy 2015

On the road to St Gervasy ; today for 3 days

gonna play ................ Classic banjo  with Rémi and his new Cole mod D  ;

Alison Brown  , who had a gig not far , will  opening the festival tonight…

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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Joe Morley..Dates of compositions?
"We're waiting with bait breath! Sushi for lunch... ;-)   The link I provided came from Google...I didn't have one saved here at work but I knew the site was out there.  "
Wednesday
thereallyniceman replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Joe Morley..Dates of compositions?
"Yep, As Dave says there is already a Joe Morley website with piles of information about the "Master". There seems little point duplicating the information on here. There is a link to Dave's site on our WORKS OF JOE MORLEY page. The…"
Wednesday
David Wade replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Joe Morley..Dates of compositions?
" Gentlemen, please update your link, Mr Morley has his own  website : www.joemorley.co.uk, the witchhazelmusic mirror will be disappearing shortly as I rationalize what is on my servers. "
Tuesday
Trapdoor2 replied to John Cohen's discussion Bacon tone rings
"Consensus? You want consensus with banjo players!?!? Good luck! ;-) I have a couple of the FF Professionals with the doughnut ring (and internal resonator) and I like 'em a lot. However, I've never played one fitted with gut/nylon…"
Tuesday
Jody Stecher posted a discussion

Tailpiece

What do the experts say about this tailpiece? about the banjo itself? the rim(pot) looks a bit fat to me.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/clifford-essex-banjo-/141728325320See More
Tuesday
John Cohen posted a discussion

Bacon tone rings

What's the consensus on the tone rings found in Bacon FF Professional, Concert, and Orchestra banjos?  See More
Monday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Joe Morley..Dates of compositions?
"Thanks for that Marc..The amount of work that Richard must have done to put that lot together deserves everyone's admiration and thanks. Too many tunes and not enough time is my greatest fear. I may get through most of them before my toes curl…"
Monday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion New Bradbury Tutor Book added
"He couldn't tell me...not a banjo person. It was round on one end... Somebody (Eli or Madeline or...) found that she was an ABF member and was mentioned in one of the newsletters early on. I think she passed on in 1964. Her sheet music…"
Monday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion New Bradbury Tutor Book added
"What kind of banjo? WL?"
Monday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Joe Morley..Dates of compositions?
Monday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion New Bradbury Tutor Book added
"Cool! Glad Ian has posted it...I've been using it for years as a reference when I had "questions". When I was first interested in Classic Banjo, I went looking for 'period' tutors and started buying as many variations of the…"
Monday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Joe Morley..Dates of compositions?

I've never found a date on any of the Morley scores that I have indicating when they may have been written. Does anyone have date information for any of his most popular tunes?....Steve.See More
Monday
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion New Bradbury Tutor Book added
"Right! Now that I can access the book I see that it is very different and yes the music is better. Not only is content better, but the whole feel is better.  "
Sunday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion New Bradbury Tutor Book added
"Hi Jody, I think you will really like this one.  There is no comparison to the current Mel Bay book.  Completely different book. This book is really something!  As far as I am concerned the Mel Bay is good for leaning the basics of…"
Sunday
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion New Bradbury Tutor Book added
"Thank you. Now it works. "
Sunday
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion New Bradbury Tutor Book added
"Hi Jody, It works fine here. I have checked the file "permissions" on the server so maybe there was something stopping you viewing the PDF.   Could you try again? Ian"
Sunday
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion New Bradbury Tutor Book added
"Are these features absent from the current  version of the book? "
Sunday
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion New Bradbury Tutor Book added
"Random tests to view other tutors are successful but when I try to view this one I get the following message Forbidden You don't have permission to access /files/TUTORBOOKS/Bradbury_Modern_Method.pdf on this server. Additionally, a 404 Not…"
Sunday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion New Bradbury Tutor Book added
"Thanks Ian, this is a very intense book and the exercises teach good skills. Steve may find the section on page 81 "Analysis of chords from piano parts" of use. Another interesting part is on page 50 "Special uses of the 5th string in…"
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