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Finding a home?
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Apparently there is somene selling a banjo in Colombia. However, I am not so sure about this one...it is in a really bad shape and apparently is quite old...maybe a kind of zither-banjo with a guitar…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Wade Aug 5, 2014.

What about these folks?

I have had a lot of fun thanks to the banjo tutorials that I have been using all these months. However I wasn´t be able to find information about the authors of these tutorials. I would to like know…Continue

Started Aug 13, 2013

Miss banjo international
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Hi all,I would like to share some information of interest: To whom it may concern: Subject: Miss banjo International The Colombian Committee of Miss Banjo International is looking for a nice old time…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by German David Patarroyo Mar 12, 2013.

Stahl´s method first pages
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Hi all,I have a digital copy of the Stahl´s banjo method. However, this file does not have the initial pages. Is there any chance that someone could have these pages?. I would like to learn the two…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by German David Patarroyo Feb 24, 2013.

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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. "
Sep 26, 2016
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."
Sep 26, 2016
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!"
Sep 25, 2016
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…"
Sep 25, 2016
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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 have watched videos for hours!All the…See More
Sep 25, 2016
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Jun 25, 2016
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"When Jody first mentioned "feet" I assumed that he was priming us for the world's worst banjo joke: What is the difference between an trampoline and a banjo? ...  You take your shoes off when you jump on a trampoline."
Mar 23, 2016
Jody Stecher commented on German David Patarroyo's video
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"That's not me!  That's a  musician playing on the street in Longford, Ireland. I took the photo.  As you can see he was amassing quite a pile of Euros."
Mar 23, 2016
Joel Hooks commented on German David Patarroyo's video
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"Whops!  S& B Bulletin of 1902!  I've been starring at too much of this stuff lately, it is beginning to run together."
Mar 23, 2016
Trapdoor2 commented on German David Patarroyo's video
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"Now we know why many old instruments look like they've been kicked down a cobblestone street...Jody gave 'em the boot! Actually, that's a pretty inventive system he's got there. Foot bar is cantilevered via a Spanish windlass…"
Mar 23, 2016
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"Jody, what are you doing to that poor guitar?  I know it is a guitar, but I don't think it deserves a stomping. German,  I've always liked this one.  I think it needs a trio though.  At one time I though about digging…"
Mar 23, 2016
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"Thanks Ian and Jody! I try to do my best in these tunes. As you mentioned, playing "musically" and not only following every notes is the key to improve a performance. Sometimes is hard, because in my case (as you know) I feel like The Lone…"
Mar 23, 2016
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"T Thanks Ian and Jody! I try to do my best in these tunes. As you mentioned, playing "musically" and not only following every notes is the key to improve a performance. Sometimes is hard, because in my case (as you know) I feel like The…"
Mar 23, 2016
carrie horgan commented on German David Patarroyo's video
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"Yes, it is very catchy!  Well done, German - you have a nice, relaxed style"
Mar 22, 2016
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Mar 22, 2016
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"Answer # 1: I agree with the imprint part but I don't identify the place that is imprinted as being the head. When we know a piece of music we are said to "know it by heart".  The banjo is a drum with a broomstick attached. Drums…"
Mar 22, 2016

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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 on September 25, 2016 at 18:22 — 3 Comments

A new tune?

Hi all,

In my last video I said that I am focusing in exercises to improve my left hand technique. However, I would no like to dismiss the fun (and the importance) of learn new tunes. Because I am working on the fingering of the frets in the middle part of the neck, I would like to know about easy tunes which use those frets. Any suggestion? :

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:34 — 3 Comments

The girls in the band

Some days ago I watched on youtube the trailer of a documentary called "The girls in the band" (http://www.thegirlsintheband.com/home/). It is about the experiences of several female musicians in the major jazz period (30-60´s). Of course, they suffered a lot of discrimination despite their talent and skills.

Therefore I would like to know if you have an idea of similar situations in the golden era of banjo. Because the time…

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Posted on May 15, 2013 at 0:28 — 10 Comments

A piece of history

Hi all,

Searching about the banjo phenomena in the 1900´s, I could corroborate that it happened in Colombia too. I share you a dissertation about music of the early XX here in Colombia (The author, is Colombian too). Despite it is in Spanish, you can find some pictures with Colombian banjo players!...I will let you know if I can find those banjos!.…

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Posted on January 28, 2013 at 2:25 — 2 Comments

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