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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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carrie horgan replied to John Cohen's discussion Who made this banjo
"Nice find - the neck and deep pot look like a CE Special but the peghead has something of an Abbott shape.  It looks to be in good condition unlike a lot of 'junkers' on Ebay. Yes, Anthony, I don't understand…"
43 minutes ago
Anthony Myatt replied to John Cohen's discussion Who made this banjo
"Hi John The Jimmie Edwards banjo you mentioned on Ebay UK is not a plectrum banjo. It has a tunnelled fifth string. The 5th string has been left off and a 4 string bridge used. This banjo has been listed and relisted many times on Ebay at…"
2 hours ago
John Cohen replied to John Cohen's discussion Who made this banjo
"What are your reasons?  I don't disagree, although I would suggest that it could have been made by Jack Abbott rather than John Abbott Sr. In 1927 Jimmie Edwards started to make a plectrum/zither banjo that he himself had designed.…"
19 hours ago
marc dalmasso replied to John Cohen's discussion Who made this banjo
"congrats John  ; i was afraid that this beautiful banjo   could go to an oldtimer .... steel strings ; etc ............. i have good reasons to believe that it was made by John Abbott"
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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion CLASSIC BANJO DONATIONS THERMOMETER
"At the moment the thermometer is up to $1803. 50.  I can't help wondering : Who Gave Fifty Cents? (It's probably the result of a currency conversion, but I got a good laugh out of contemplating the question.)"
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John Cohen replied to John Cohen's discussion Who made this banjo
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John Cohen posted a discussion

Who made this banjo

I just won this one on Ebay and am curious as to who made it.  My initial thoughts were that it could be one of the Weaver banjos made by Sydney Young with leftover Weaver parts after 1937.  It's got an 11.5'' head, 2.5'' deep rim, and much of the…See More
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Baltimore Buck (1905)...Harry brown.
" Thanks Marc, it's also my 311th arrangement, I'd like to hang around long enough to make the 1000...Steve. "
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Baltimore Buck (1905)...Harry brown.
"That is indeed a cracker, Steve. Nicely balanced...almost sounds like it came from Weidt's pen as a banjo piece. Well done!"
Wednesday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Baltimore Buck (1905)...Harry brown.

This is a very melodious two step with a nice trio. I given it a banjo friendly make over and it works well. The score and midi are in the library.…See More
Tuesday
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion CLASSIC BANJO DONATIONS THERMOMETER
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Trapdoor2 commented on German David Patarroyo's blog post Searching for a mazurka
"There are 9 other Mazurkas in the music library here! Just type "Mazurka" into the search box. "
Monday
Trapdoor2 commented on German David Patarroyo's blog post Searching for a mazurka
""Tyro Mazurka" is a pretty common one. In the 19th century the Mazurka was a very popular dance form...so many, many Mazurkas were written and/or transcribed for Banjo. I'll have a look in my stacks for other Mazurkas."
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thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion CLASSIC BANJO DONATIONS THERMOMETER
"A BIG THANK YOU Over night there has been an amazing response to my donations request and we are well in excess of my target to keep the site alive next year!!!  I will leave the DONATIONS THERMOMETER open for a while longer for those who may…"
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Sylvia replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A REQUEST FOR HELP FROM OUR SITE VISITORS.
"Hi Ian, Sorry to read that ning have hiked their prices so much. Have popped a donation into the pot. I'm afraid I havn't visited for ages,but I have been messing around on the Banjo again for a few months now. Will pop back to see if you…"
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CLASSIC BANJO DONATIONS THERMOMETER

I would like to thank everyone who has made donations so far and the total is increasing well...BUT please do not worry if your donation does not immediately appear on the "Donations Thermometer" as it is not automatic and has to be updated by…See More
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German David Patarroyo commented on German David Patarroyo's blog post Searching for a mazurka
" No problem, I just found the score in the Morley´s banjo tutorial. It is a lovely tune. Please let me know your suggestions about other mazurkas!"
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German David Patarroyo replied to Trapdoor2's discussion Classic Banjo sighting...movies.
"  It is curious how the definitions might change across the time and the regions. Actually, in Latin America (might be because the US injerence in some of our countries...sorry about the political lapsus), we usually referred to…"
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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…See More
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