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Gregory's Practical Fingering for Banjo 6 Replies

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Cleopha (1902)...Scott Jolin

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Request for Tablature.. Hints on using the MUSIC LIBRARY search 1 Reply

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Tickled Pink..Phil barker

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Emile Grimshaw Banjo 6 Replies

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Banjeaurine heads-where are they? 3 Replies

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NOUVEAU BéBé______________NEW BABE 3 Replies

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Reflection Rag (1917) Scott Joplin 4 Replies

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Gordon Dando and William Ball. 9 Replies

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Did Fred Van Eps make a fortune playing the banjo?

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William J Ball LPs on Ebay for the collectors.

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A Breeze From Alabama (1902)....Scott Joplin 2 Replies

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A Black Bawl (1905)....Harry. C. Thompson.

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Searching for a mazurka

Hi all!

Long time but believe me, I have been practicing a lot, so in the future I promise new videos. I have been working on new tunes and I also would like to learn a tune I watched on the Rob´s Youtube page...¿Someone might have the score of "Mazurka" (wihtout more names)? I was not able to find one in the music library. Also, I am open for suggestions for mazurkas.

Thanks for the help and as usual, all of you have posted amazing videos! Sometime I…

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Posted by German David Patarroyo on September 25, 2016 at 18:22 — 3 Comments

Robert Parker, sound engineer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Parker_(sound_engineer)

 
    Have Parker's techniques been applied to old classic-banjo recordings? He had a Public Radio program in the '80s of jazz from Edison cylinders and up through 78 RPM, and the fidelity is remarkable.

Posted by B. Williams on December 26, 2015 at 14:12

 

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Trapdoor2 replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"Actually, I never really intended to keep any dusty old sheet music...it just happened that way! I almost always work from digital files (scan or photo), but I do love handling dusty, fragile old paper. I can smell (and sneeze) the history.…"
Friday
Hal Allert replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"Thanks, Joel. My pile is actually quite large, though after looking through the music library here, I wouldn't have to scan them all. I just want digital files so I can arrange them in my music scanning program. I wonder if Marc wants these as…"
Thursday
Joel Hooks replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"I'll have to make notes next time I scan on the settings.  I have to change it a little anytime the pages get darker or lighter but it is not much trouble. I have a big scan pile, but it does not look like you have that much.  I could…"
Thursday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pineapple Rag (1909)..Scott Joplin
"Hi Hal, Ease of playing is always at the back of my mind, I try to keep my arrangements as achievable as possible without compromising the integrity of the composition. It's just a matter of reaching the right balance. I purposely simplify…"
Thursday
Hal Allert replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"Joel, I have a Brother All-In-One with a scanner bed of 8.5 x 12 so it doesn't help me but I love the other parts of the printer. Since I don't come across pages this large very often it wouldn't be economical for me to…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
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Hal Allert replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pineapple Rag (1909)..Scott Joplin
"Steve, nice job again. In comparing your arrangement with the original, I noticed that you leave out some of the  chordal notes such as the low B and Low A instead of raising them an octave. In the last section, instead of the 4-note chords you…"
Thursday
Hal Allert replied to marc dalmasso's discussion LOL
"That is a very useful banjo. I could now hang twice as many clothes on the necks."
Thursday
Hal Allert replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"If you buy a smartphone holder for your tripod, they usually come with a bluetooth shutter-release for android and IOS. Ebay has them pretty cheaply. "
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"One of the software programs I messed (I can't recall which) with had a feature that would eliminate sphericity inherent in photographing flat stuff. Once I had my set-up, I could do a photo-shoot and then select all…"
Thursday
Hal Allert replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"Thanks Marc. Google has an app called Photoscan that will stitch together 4 corners of an image but it is calibrated to only do letter size and smaller. The final product is really pretty nice. "
Thursday
Hal Allert replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"Thanks Richard but it would be pretty expensive to fly to Scarbrough to find an architect to scan these for me. I guess I could look around here. "
Thursday
Hal Allert replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"Thanks, Marc. That size makes sense. "
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"The history of paper sizes is totally whacko. It appears that anyone who sneezed generated a new size. There are sizes for every country and probably every paper-maker. Almost all of our modern sizes are derivatives and in the US, that means…"
Thursday
Richard William Ineson replied to marc dalmasso's discussion LOL
"I'm pleased to say that I've never seen another one."
Thursday
Richard William Ineson replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"I used to used a friendly architect's office when I lived in Scarborough, they had a large scanner which reduced or enlarged so I got one or two things reduced to A4 from the Double Elephant, normal banjo music size,"
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