Hello everybody,

I'm new to this discussion board - I'm still a beginner with the banjo, as I got my first one less than one year ago, and been playing since then - though not making much progress, unfortunately. Even if I'm mainly practicing the more "modern" styles of playing, the classic style has been interesting me more and more during the past six months, notably because it seems quite challenging technically.
I've therefore started to study some of the Fred Van Eps solos that are available online (by the way thanks a lot to the people that created this website, it's really full of useful resources). But while listening to his records, I stumbled upon that one which I find particularily enjoyable : http://digilib.syr.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/cylinder&... It's titled "Persiflage", and the record apparently dates from 1925.

Does anybody know if there was ever a sheet music issued for that piece? I know it's too difficult for beginners like me, but I would be glad to learn to play it even if I have to wait a few years before that. If there is one available somewhere, could you please indicate me how I can find it?

Kind regards

(By the way english is not my first langage - I'm european -, so please excuse me if there are some mistakes in my text)

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(Oh, and sorry for the double post - but I may have been a little bit clumsy when saying that english is not my first langage because I'm european - it means that I'm from continental Europe).

t 'es Français , Henri ?

Here is a handwritten transcription. I don't know who did it but the handwriting is almost as bad as my own.


Franco-Luxembourgeois pour être précis! :)

Thanks a lot! And the resolution is really high, that's nice! How hard did you find it to learn compared to some others Van Eps solos?

I have not tried to learn this piece. I do play some pieces that Fred Van Eps played but I have not tried to learn these from transcriptions of his versions. I've chosen my own fingering, etc.

RitonMousquetaire said:

Thanks a lot! And the resolution is really high, that's nice! How hard did you find it to learn compared to some others Van Eps solos?

à noter qu 'il y a une 2nde version chez Columbia ( avec Coconut dance de l 'autre côté ) où FVE joue avec l 'orchestre ;

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