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Another ABF meeting that we shouldn't have missed ! 2 Replies

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Getting started

Hello there...well I started about 2 weeks ago learning to play the banjo...been working on Round Peak rolls...and some normal bum ditty ....i set up my banjo with a fiberskyn head and some nylgut strings...not really knowing about Classic Banjo...i was heading towards fretless playing after hearing some wonderful music.

I'm a jazz piano player by trade for over 45 years...and really didn't pay much attn to the banjo...and then going to the internet I found this music to be more than…

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Posted by Paul Painter on November 15, 2018 at 18:39

Getting started

Hello there...well I started about 2 weeks ago learning to play the banjo...been working on Round Peak rolls...and some normal bum ditty ....i set up my banjo with a fiberskyn head and some nylgut strings...not really knowing about Classic Banjo...i was heading towards fretless playing after hearing some wonderful music.

I'm a jazz piano player by trade for over 45 years...and really didn't pay much attn to the banjo...and then going to the internet I found this music to be more than…

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Posted by Paul Painter on November 15, 2018 at 18:39 — 9 Comments

 

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Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Another ABF meeting that we shouldn't have missed !
"My father was still in high school in 61!"
yesterday
marc dalmasso replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Another ABF meeting that we shouldn't have missed !
"my friend Eric S was , still recently  ,  in touch via email with Howard Weilmuenster  who had been a FVE ' student ….."
yesterday
thereallyniceman posted a discussion

Another ABF meeting that we shouldn't have missed !

What do you think Joel?   Unfortunately, in 1961 you were still a twinkle in your father's eye!See More
yesterday
Paul Painter commented on Paul Painter's blog post Getting started
"Funny hi hi! I guess that's the best comment!"
Saturday
Jody Stecher commented on Paul Painter's blog post Getting started
"If you play a note at any fret on any banjo string and then go to the left you *do* get a lower tone. Unless of course you hold the banjo backwards with the right hand pushing the strings to the fingerboard. In that case going to the left gives a…"
Saturday
Paul Painter commented on Paul Painter's blog post Getting started
"Jody...ya I'm getting it! But for 55yrs I've played instruments that if you go to the left or go to the bottom you get a lower tone...hi hi hi...so I learned a finger pattern with this instrument that if I go the way I'm used to that…"
Saturday
Jody Stecher commented on Paul Painter's blog post Getting started
"Instead of thinking of the string layout as the high notes being at the bottom of the instrument try this view: Each string has frets beneath it. The frets separate the string into half steps, just like the keys of a piano. You are already familiar…"
Saturday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Razzazza Mazzazza (1906)....Arthur Pryor.
"Thanks Marc, it was definitely the title that did it for me...Steve."
Friday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Razzazza Mazzazza (1906)....Arthur Pryor.
"Pretty cool piece, Steve. I'm a fan of Mr. Pryor. There are a couple of orchestral versions of this available on youtube but it is amazing to me how little they sound like the Sousa (and Pryor) versions...they've lost critical syncopation,…"
Friday
Paul Painter commented on Paul Painter's blog post Getting started
"Joel...i just found the Mel bay concert in "C" and it's on the way...regards Paul"
Friday
Paul Painter commented on Paul Painter's blog post Getting started
"Hi Joel...yes I agree with you with a course of action..and I will follow this advice...just for now using the tab to get my feet wet...but right along with this I have read the music..so thanks for your advice..i do believe it's sound! Regards…"
Friday
Joel Hooks commented on Paul Painter's blog post Getting started
"Hello Paul! I recommend giving yourself a course of study.  The course I am most fond of (currently) is the "Mel Bay Banjo Method Concert Style" by Frank C. Bradbury.  It is still in print if you want a hard copy, or you can buy…"
Friday
Paul Painter commented on Paul Painter's blog post Getting started
"Thanks for the reply! I will do both I think...the tab gets me used to the higher notes being on the bottom of the instrument...that warps my mind! Hi hi hi...and yes I have done a little reading yesterday...im just very new...about 2 weeks into…"
Friday
Trapdoor2 commented on Paul Painter's blog post Getting started
"Hi Paul, Welcome! Since you already read the treble clef, you probably should just jump in with reading banjo notation rather than tab. There are about a dozen (or so) basic tutors available right here on this site for free download. The whole…"
Friday
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Razzazza Mazzazza (1906)....Arthur Pryor.

This is a very good syncopated march written by AP. The title was so intriguing that I had to have a look and listen and see what I could do with it.  The syncopation is tricky in parts and a careful listen to the midi would be advisable. It was…See More
Thursday
Paul Painter is now a member of Classic Banjo
Wednesday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Echoes From Old Kentucky (1901)...Mynnie Dillingham.

This is a very tuneful early cake walk/march/two-step and one of those tunes that could have been written for the banjo, the music cover shows a banjo player. I could find no information about the composer other than a couple of her other…See More
Wednesday
Richard William Ineson replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Repertoire question
Nov 12
Joel Hooks replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Repertoire question
"Hi Mike, I don't think context has been addressed.  I will take a guess. Zither banjos were supported by the same classic banjo tradition that regular 5 string banjos were a part of. Zither banjos were an innovation on the old Dobson…"
Nov 12
 
 
 

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