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November 2014 Banjo Newsletter
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Nov 5, 2014.

"Whistling Rufus" on 2014 Edison cylinder recording
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David Wade commented on Greg Adams's video
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Joe Morley's "Zarana," dedicated to Curly Miller

"I have a Goldtone bass banjo, no much to it volume and tone wise until you plug it into a bass amp - nice substitute for bass guitar and goes well with a ceilidh band."
Apr 4
marc dalmasso commented on Greg Adams's video
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Joe Morley's "Zarana," dedicated to Curly Miller

"GT banjos are very good because when playing on stage , you don 't need  the engineer put the lights on you : you are auto lightened, the banjo & you because  the metal pièces of the Bjs  , engineered in China , came…"
Apr 3
Anthony Peabody commented on Greg Adams's video
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Joe Morley's "Zarana," dedicated to Curly Miller

"Thank you for this.  I am not absolutely convinced about abandoning Old Faithful in its extreme old age, but it has a few cranky mannerisms which I could do without.  We shall see. Thank you"
Apr 3
Jody Stecher commented on Greg Adams's video
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Joe Morley's "Zarana," dedicated to Curly Miller

"Anthony,  most people I know and know of who acquired a Gold Tone cello banjo have stopped playing them.  There are plenty of youtube videos of this instrument. Check them out and judge for yourself. In my opinion they are not very bad and…"
Apr 3
Anthony Peabody commented on Greg Adams's video
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Joe Morley's "Zarana," dedicated to Curly Miller

"Thank you for this.  I have found someone with one to sell, and I might retire my ancient and venerable Clifford Essex cello, which is an interesting instrument to play from a historical point of view, but might have some equally interesting…"
Apr 3
Trapdoor2 commented on Greg Adams's video
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Joe Morley's "Zarana," dedicated to Curly Miller

"In "Temptation Rag", Clarke Buehling is playing a Gold Tone "cello banjo", which has a shorter scale than most regular banjos (24-3/4"). They're still available from Gold Tone. Curly is in the hat, playing a…"
Apr 1
Anthony Peabody commented on Greg Adams's video
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Joe Morley's "Zarana," dedicated to Curly Miller

"Can I ask what Curly is playing? It sounds like a cello banjo but isn't. It looks a bit like a guitar tuned banjo, but again I don't think it is. The frets look closer together than my cello banjo too, which should make the thing…"
Apr 1
Shawn McSweeny commented on Greg Adams's video
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Horace Weston's Great Minor Jig (1883) banjo and guitar

"Nicely done Greg. You nailed it. Eric : Click on "Player Biographies" at top right of this page and check out the Horace Weston Biog. You'll likely find some Weston tunes printed in the early SS Stewart Journals, pre-1891. PDFS of…"
Feb 20
Eric STEFANELLI commented on Greg Adams's video
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Horace Weston's Great Minor Jig (1883) banjo and guitar

"Great tune well played Greg, this tune need to be know because this melody i is very interesting for the period when it was wrote, may be another like that next ?"
Feb 20
Richard William Ineson commented on Greg Adams's video
Feb 20
Jackie Cook commented on Greg Adams's video
Feb 20
marc dalmasso commented on Greg Adams's video
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Horace Weston's Great Minor Jig (1883) banjo and guitar

"beautiful choice of tune & wonderful  playing"
Feb 8
Trapdoor2 commented on Greg Adams's video
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Horace Weston's Great Minor Jig (1883) banjo and guitar

"Very cool, Greg. If Weston was that fast and that clear, no wonder he was S.S.S's favorite!"
Feb 8
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Horace Weston's Great Minor Jig (1883) banjo and guitar

Greg Adams (banjo) and Tom Crytzer (guitar) playing Horace Weston's Great Minor Jig based, in part, on an 1883 version of the tune published by S.S. Stewart....
Feb 8
Hal Allert replied to Greg Adams's discussion Music for "Oriental Dance"
"Yes Marc, both banjo and piano part are on my website.Fred Van Eps Solos "
Dec 28, 2014
Richard William Ineson replied to Greg Adams's discussion Music for "Oriental Dance"
Dec 17, 2014

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At 1:56 on May 28, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Glad to see you here, Greg! You sound mighty good.
At 17:05 on September 2, 2010, Hank Sapoznik said…
Now I'll have to quit something; maybe FaceBook....
At 20:24 on February 2, 2012, Mike Moss said…

Thank you for the kind comments Greg, I'm working on high-quality mp3 versions of the piano accompaniments which will be made available here. I really like your playing and the tone you get from your banjo.

Best,

Mike

At 20:34 on February 2, 2012, Greg Adams said…

Having those mp3s will be such a huge service for practicing, musicality, and playing with more than just a metronome! I can't wait to try them out!

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