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Cammeyer banjo almost ready
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Looks like little is happening for now on the site.  Why is that?  I've been learning traditional clawhammer for about 2 years and using an old Kay cheapie banjo.  It's been a good learning…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trevor Boyd Apr 15, 2014.

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Ginny Matheson replied to thereallyniceman's discussion The Works of Joe Morley... NEW to Classic Banjo Ning
"Just checking in from N. California.  Ian, I hope your arm is going to be ok, and you won't suffer too much pain with it.  The Morley project looks wonderful.  Thanks for your efforts on this site.  "
Feb 9, 2015
Ginny Matheson replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
"I hope my reply was sent.  I edited it, and I'm not sure if it went."
Oct 29, 2014
Ginny Matheson replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
"Hi, Carrie.  I'm back after moving from Seattle to Sebastopol, California (North of San Francisco).  I'm trying to figure out where my stuff is, too, and it is a big problem finding things.  At least, I know where the…"
Oct 29, 2014
Ginny Matheson replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Ginny's Cammeyer Banjo
"Off the Classic banjo track a little as I had some clawhammer tunes I committed to, playing with some fiddle groups.  Soon I hope to get back to it.  The Cammeyer has been neglected too long."
Jun 11, 2014
Ginny Matheson replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Ginny's Cammeyer Banjo
"Yes, I should really use the "upper crust,"  although I try to stay away from white bread.  I thought the stains added alot of character to the Cammeyer, but I may try a teeny bit of alcohol to see what happens."
May 26, 2014
Ginny Matheson replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Ginny's Cammeyer Banjo
"Hello, Ian. Thanks for your reply. My note-reading and trying to play at the same time and watch your magical hands is a little beyond me.  I did print out the sheet music from the library, and maybe I can place your dots on that and proceed.…"
May 26, 2014
Ginny Matheson and Peter LaBau are now friends
May 26, 2014
Ginny Matheson replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Ginny's Cammeyer Banjo
"Thanks for your comments about the banjo.  Yes, the Cammeyer does seem to be in very good condition.  The luthier we took it to put that bridge on it, and we had no idea about preferred bridges at the time.  As you said, this should…"
May 25, 2014
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Cammeyer zither banjo

Back of Ginny's Cammeyer zither banjoBrought to USA from UK about 1975.
May 25, 2014
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May 25, 2014
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"Hi Jody, I caught our video after having played at a little jam with several fiddlers, an autoharpist, and a ho hum and very annoying whistler, today.  Listening to you, happilly, play your solo made me realize that I think I am…"
May 19, 2014
Ginny Matheson replied to David Wade's discussion Midlands and North Rally
"I was wondering how your Rally worked out.  Is there alot of interest in your area in Classic Banjo or banjos?"
May 10, 2014
Ginny Matheson replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Child Abuse?
"Wouldn't it have been wonderful to know what the children and families really thought of this "new" invention of their time.  I think the technology was pretty darn cool.  The Fernbank Quick Step was a bit cruel, I must…"
May 10, 2014
Ginny Matheson replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Classic Banjo.. the continuing story
"Thanks a lot, Jody.  Thanks for the warning about old timers and bluegrass musicians not really crazy about zither banjo's.  I'm not sure where I got the impression that it was sort of ok.  I, usually, hang out with old time…"
May 10, 2014
Shawn McSweeny left a comment for Ginny Matheson
"Hi Ginny. Welcome to classic-banjo.ning.There is probably enough information and opinion here to get your head spinning. But the most important thing is to have fun with your banjo."
May 9, 2014
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May 9, 2014

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At 10:44 on April 14, 2014, Richard William Ineson said…

Welcome to the banjo world of Ning, Ginny. There are usually some interesting discussions going on here, and we are lucky to have people like Jody, who knows a lot about all kinds of banjo playing,to share his thoughts with us. There is a lot of interesting stuff in the back pages, take a look. I have a couple of Cammeyer zither banjos and much Cammeyer music, Cam was quite a character. My favourite pieces written by the 'Great Cam' are 'Down Devon Way' 'Cornish Dance No2' 'Marche en Passant' 'Danse Bizarre' 'Don't Sigh, Don't Cry' 'Dustman's Picnic' . Cam also wrote two books, his autobiographical 'My Adventuresom Banjo' which is really a catalogue of the famous people for whom he performed and also, a booklet about banjo technique, called 'The Cultivation of the Hands' which is quite interesting, if you are interested in becoming what Cam would have called ' a finished player' finished, in what way, he doesn't say.Please post a photograph of your Cammeyer banjo, on the site.

At 18:55 on May 9, 2014, Shawn McSweeny said…

Hi Ginny.

Welcome to classic-banjo.ning.There is probably enough information and opinion here to get your head spinning. But the most important thing is to have fun with your banjo.

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