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Unwanted Harmonic 4 Replies

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NEW STRINGS. 4 Replies

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MBF 3 Replies

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Pink Poodle (One step) (1914)..Chas. L. Johnson 2 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison on Sunday.

Pansy Blossoms (1909)..Chas. L. Johnson

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Oct 12.

Haunting Rag (1911)..Julius Lenzberg

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Oct 11.

Pigeon Wing Rag (1909)...Chas L. Johnson. 2 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison Oct 6.

Very Sad News. Michael Laurence Redpath has passed away. 3 Replies

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Another string action post... 5 Replies

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Weaver banjo 4 Replies

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That Madrid Rag (1911)..Julius Lenzberg

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Oct 3.

J. Clamp Piccolo Banjo 5 Replies

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What strings? 10 Replies

Started by Eric Crum in Classic Banjo. Last reply by marc dalmasso Oct 1.

Date of my flush fret? 6 Replies

Started by IAN SALTER in Classic Banjo. Last reply by David Wade Sep 30.

Pigeon Wing Rag (1909)..Chas. L. Johnson.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Sep 27.

Tutor books in England, 1880s. 7 Replies

Started by IAN SALTER in Classic Banjo. Last reply by IAN SALTER Sep 25.

Fine And Dandy (1908)..Chas. L. Johnson 2 Replies

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Strange Part # 01

i open  a " Strange part "   , serial blog   ' bout banjo 'parts  with   this resonator

Was on an Abbott ' 5th string   i have ; i think original to it .

The Marquetery  is ...  inside ............ , with  a varnish on  ;   and it is the type of marquetery we can see on  a Windsor banjo ............. So…

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Posted by marc dalmasso on August 20, 2017 at 9:09 — 3 Comments

Tyro Mazurka

I have just posted on You Tube, Tyro Mazurka.   I videoed it some time ago, but my fingers will not let me play it now.  My grand children wanted to hear it.

Just type in 'Lonburg'.

Posted by Ray Jones on August 18, 2017 at 2:30 — 1 Comment

 

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Paul Draper posted a video

Skeleton Dance

Composition by Norton Greenop. Test-driving J. B. Schall banjo with Labella 17, 19, 23, 24. (Please over-look the "boneheaded" blunders!)
27 minutes ago
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Tiger Rag (1917)..Dominic James 'Nick' La Rocca (The Original Dixieland Jazz Band)

Back in the 1960s I frequented a jazz club called the Salutation Stomp held each Friday at the Salutation Inn in my home town of Birmingham. The resident band were called The Artesian Hall Stompers and this tune was one their most popular, often…See More
23 hours ago
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Unwanted Harmonic
"Thanks for that Jody, I do have a few spare 4ths of differing makes and gauges, I'll try swapping them aound..Steve."
Tuesday
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Unwanted Harmonic
"OK!  so what is activating the annoying overtone in both cases seems to be D natural fingered at fret 7 of the 3rd string. The d minor is activating A 440, the same pitch found on fret 7 of the first string. Well within your hearing range. And…"
Tuesday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Unwanted Harmonic
"Hi Jody, so far, if I play a D minor in 6P, it sounds like the 4th string 7th fret harmonic (a) that's sounding out and if I play G major in 7P, it's the 12th fret harmonic (d). The D minor is the most annoying. I don't have a problem…"
Tuesday
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Unwanted Harmonic
" I think your hearing aid is magnifying the sound and that is why it is bothering you. The lower strings on all string instruments do this all the time. These overtones (harmonics)  are what give the higher strings character and color.…"
Tuesday
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"Hi Anthony, Yes, NRI made these: 1st a string Low Twist Gut 27 thou 2nd f# string Low Twist Gut 36 thou 3rd d string High Twist Gut 45 thou 4th a string Silver wound on silk 5.5 kg 5th d string Low Twist Gut 27 thou I have one set tuned to d G D F#…"
Tuesday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Unwanted Harmonic

When I tune my Windsor Popular number 1 to open G tuning, I've started to hear a sympathetic harmonic coming from the 4th string whenever I play certain chords. Other than tuning the string slightly flat, I can't get rid of it. It's probably been…See More
Tuesday
Anthony Derycke replied to IAN SALTER's discussion NEW STRINGS.
"hello, is it possible to have guts strings for minstrel banjo? for tuning in .. d G D F # A?"
Monday
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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A Banjo Oddity.

"Merci Marc pour les mots d'encouragement"
Sunday
David Wade replied to David Wade's discussion MBF
"Saturday October 13th 2018 Hilton House Hotel, Hilton, Derbyshire DE65 5GP    All styles of banjo playing : Plectrum, Tenor, Irish, Bluegrass, Classic, Frailing etc.    Doors open Noon  Concert starts mid…"
Sunday
David Wade replied to David Wade's discussion MBF
"Home and unpacked from another superb weekend! Good playing, good company and excellent hospitality. The Community playing brought the whole afternoon to a satisfying end.  Thanks to Roger Bower for leading the "standards" and Helmut…"
Sunday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pink Poodle (One step) (1914)..Chas. L. Johnson
"Hi Carrie, I've one more CLJ tune to post plus a couple of new arrangements to replace two I posted some time back and I'll have completed 35 of most of his banjo friendly compositions that haven't already been arranged by others. CLJ…"
Sunday
carrie horgan replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pink Poodle (One step) (1914)..Chas. L. Johnson
"Hard to resist a rag entitled 'Pink Poodle'.  Chas L Johnson composed some great tunes - I really like 'Doc Brown's Cakewalk' - the Ragtime Skeddadlers do that one.  "
Sunday
marc dalmasso commented on Paul Draper's video
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A Banjo Oddity.

"Perfect . and good sound , Paul"
Saturday
marc dalmasso commented on marc dalmasso's video
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St Gervasy_2017_concert march

"very happy of this vidéo because Rémi takes also pleasure playing the cello ; he is doing a simple line following the chords ; believe me or not ; he didn 't learned the cello ; he simply took it in her hands and…"
Saturday
marc dalmasso posted a video

St Gervasy_2017_concert march

composé par Samuel - S Stewart; enregistré Live à St Gervasy , département 30 ; France ; juin 2017 ; Marc & Rémi Dalmasso , éric Stefanelli , Anthony Derycke
Saturday
jerry mc hugh is now a member of Classic Banjo
Friday
Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist left a comment for howard gengarelly
"not here very often any more but doing research right now.  let me hear from you at my regular email and facebook"
Oct 13
Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist is now friends with Genford Brewington and howard gengarelly
Oct 13
 
 
 

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