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Banjo arrangement of Shanteler guitar piece 1 Reply

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CREMONA / Italy / Sept 29th

some news from Remi & me ; we ' ll be in Cremona at the end of the month ; It 's  a bluegrass festival but Rémi like that

he hadviews on my old Ibanez 'banjo for some times ; i used to buy for him a fretless U-bass , a Flatiron F mando and a D40 Guild guitar ; he play all these but ………….

we will play 30 mn of CB  ' tunes in Cremona ; only 30 mn because there are several bluegrass & folks

bands from Italy mainly . we are the lonely CB band…

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Posted by marc dalmasso on September 11, 2018 at 21:52 — 1 Comment

Working on a Few Pieces

Working through the Wiedt book and looking at videos that have been posted by members here has given me a push to try a few other pieces and I've got three in the works:

  • Kaloola--memorized but still working on playing it cleanly and consistently
  • Sunflower Dance--memorized, but I believe I need to tweak some of the right-hand choices to make it flow better and feel more comfortable
  • Pink Lemonade--still reading…
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Steve Harrison replied to Randy Dary's discussion Banjo arrangement of Shanteler guitar piece
"Randy has sent me a copy of his score and it's well worth a look and listen. The transition between guitar and banjo works very well...Steve."
4 hours ago
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Bunch O' Blackberries (1899)...Abe Holzmann

This is my take on a very melodious and playable early tune by Holzmann. I've kept the arrangement as straightforward as possible and the final result suits the banjo very well. I haven't yet come across any banjo recordings, maybe someone has some…See More
6 hours ago
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Darkey's Barbecue (1896).....Vess Ossman
"Hi Shawn, I do occasionally write arrangements of previously arranged tunes, I enjoy the challenge and I like to put my own four pence worth into the music. I've even considered the heresy of having a second look at some of the classics by…"
10 hours ago
Shawn McSweeny replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Darkey's Barbecue (1896).....Vess Ossman
"That was a huge amount of work Steve. Nice job. However, some inquiries may have saved you the trouble. Ossman recorded this as a banjo solo in key of C, titled "Hot Stuff Patrol". The banjo score for "Hot Stuff Patrol" was…"
14 hours ago
Randy Dary posted a discussion

Banjo arrangement of Shanteler guitar piece

I'd like to introduce a piece which you might want try.  You may download it from…See More
20 hours ago
thereallyniceman commented on Andy Chase's video
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Andy Chase plays Jack O'Lantern Breakdown for classic fingerstyle banjo

"Excellent, and what a work of timing and of not crumbling under the stare of the one eyed video monster! Really good tune and playing from the Chase Brothers, thank you Andys!"
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Andy Chase posted a video

Andy Chase plays Jack O'Lantern Breakdown for classic fingerstyle banjo

Played on an 1896 Bay State banjo made in Boston, Massachusetts. This piece appeared in "Turner's 60 Breakdowns Jigs & Hornpipes Arranged as Solos for the Ba...
yesterday
Rémi replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Popularity (1906)...George M. Cohan
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROdYcR04mOM"The original was overly long so I've shortened it by omitting some of the repeats and I think it's now just about right". Ha that is a recurent problem for ragtime player, and banjo…"
Wednesday
Dave Raphaelson posted a video

Courante from cello no. 3 by J.S. Bach 1685-1750

Baroque cello music played on five string banjo
Tuesday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Popularity (1906)...George M. Cohan

This is a good composition from the pen of the 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' and is taken from one of his musicals of the same name. It's a good example of his musical versatility. The piano score was in C, I've arranged it in F as it better fits the banjo.…See More
Monday
CHARLES MYERS is now a member of Classic Banjo
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thereallyniceman replied to Rémi's discussion Ziter Banjo-Banjo guitar ???
"Thanks Remi, Dave and Jody, I am not 100% familiar with the Zither Banjo, despite having owned one, eh Jody? I was far too heavy handed to play one. I agree that Remi needs a guitar banjo, but I have no objection to ragtime, and particularly Morley,…"
Sunday
Rémi replied to Rémi's discussion Ziter Banjo-Banjo guitar ???
"Thank you very much to all you 3 for your unique and useful explanations. So it's sur that it's a banjo-guitar that I look for. But I hope it's not too much a "fake banjo" in your eyes of pur classic fingerstyle…"
Sunday
Jody Stecher replied to Rémi's discussion Ziter Banjo-Banjo guitar ???
"Dave, I concur that the bottom right tuner is used whenever possible. It just wouldn't feel right to omit  it and send the first string elsewhere. As for which tuner is used for the third string I'd say "it depends",…"
Sunday
David Wade commented on David Wade's event 'Midland Banjo Fest'
"Excellent Rally this year with some superb playing - great to see David Cotton there. Sadly Sully couldn't make it because of the weather but brilliant to see Phil Alexander with John Alvey Turner's stall with some excellent 4 and 5 sting…"
Oct 14
David Wade replied to Rémi's discussion Ziter Banjo-Banjo guitar ???
"Good explanation Ian, except generally it is the top tuner on the right which is omitted on the bottom one. I have a number of zither-banjos in full working order around £250 mark - available direct from me or at Rallies. However, I think our…"
Oct 14
thereallyniceman replied to Rémi's discussion Ziter Banjo-Banjo guitar ???
"Hi Remi, The Zither Banjo has only 5 strings, just like a normal banjo, and is tuned the same way, gCGBD. If you look at the peg head on a zither banjo you will see 6 "guitar type"  tuning pegs BUT only 5 are used !! The octave, or…"
Oct 13
Rémi posted a discussion

Ziter Banjo-Banjo guitar ???

Hi everybody,I hope you're fine. As im a huge fan of ragtime/cakewalk/banjo music, trying to play some tunes on guitar sol, I want to ask a question. This is one of my dream to possess a banjo allowing me to play my guitar transcriptions on it.…See More
Oct 13
Rob Murch replied to Russ Chandler's discussion 21st October 2018: Rob Murch and Michelle Holding in London
"Really looking forward to coming up to your club Russ. Should be a great night and it would be lovely if any other banjoers  can make it along too! Even to come along and have a chat and say hello! Cheers Rob"
Oct 12
 
 
 

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