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Gypsy Love Remix
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I have always loved Gypsy Love by Bernard Scheaff and had arranged it for 3 banjos some time ago. But after we recorded Dengoso by Nazareth I wondered what it would sound like with Gypsy Love. Both…Continue

Tags: Tango, Dengoso, Love, Gypsy

Started this discussion. Last reply by marc dalmasso Mar 20.

Classic Banjo Radio

Hello friends. I just wanted to let you know I have added almost 100 new songs to the Classic Banjo Radio station. The complete collection…Continue

Started Mar 19

Another Strange Term
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Well, here I go again. I am reading The Banjo Entertainers by Lowell Schreyer at the present and came across a minstrel banjoist, Tom Vaughn, who enlisted during the Civil War in the 165th Regiment…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by marc dalmasso Jan 25.

Dahomey-Is There Fun There With the Daughters?
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Several songs have been written about Dahomey and even a play produced with that name.The poster announcing the London premiere of In Dahomey at the Shafesbury Theatre, 1903. The poster features the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Jan 9.

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Hal Allert left a comment for Adam
"Hi Adam. yes, I can get you  CD of "A Banjo Oddity" for $12. You might also want to check out my YouTube channel under "Hal Allert" to see and hear more of my band. Hal Allert 3407  E 47th Ave. Spokane, WA 99223"
Jul 15
Hal Allert replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Here is a Joe Morley puzzle for you!
"I know this may be a little late but I was putting together Tim Mainland's arrangement of Sevilla for 5 banjos when I came across this notation that doesn't play at all. It is for the Piccolo Banjo part and consists of 3 slashes. Could it…"
May 25
Hal Allert replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Crescendo Magazines Posted
"Thanks, Joel for the tip. It looks like one complete year of the magazine is posted. I like the fact that they separated the good quality images to another file as the images embedded in the B&W edition are pretty bad. Please let me us know of…"
May 9
Hal Allert replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NEW ! MORE original scores available soon in the MUSIC LIBRARY
"Ian, I don't have the Dances Pantomime by Cammeyer. I would love to have it if you have the time. I have 153 compositions by Cammeyer and don't know how this one slipped by."
May 8
Hal Allert replied to David Wade's discussion Clowne Banjo Rally
"Hi David, much as I would like to, I am sad to say I won't be able to make it again this year. Will there be videos taken of the events? I would love to see you old farts hammering away on your banjos."
Apr 21
marc dalmasso replied to Hal Allert's discussion Gypsy Love Remix
"2nd mix : my opinion only ;  the cello part  in   Samba style don ' t  work at  all ; and  some notes played are wrong with the chord  , i mean may be not wrong but not pretty"
Mar 20
Trapdoor2 replied to Hal Allert's discussion Gypsy Love Remix
"I do love tangos...we're playing the classic "La Paloma" this semester in my Adult Strings shtick, where I am principle (and only) violist. I think the remixed rhythm sounds pretty good...though GL sounds really good in the…"
Mar 20
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Mar 19
Hal Allert replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A SERIOUS THANK YOU, and a bit of an explanation and a bit of self pity ;-)
"Well, it does prove parallel lines don't meet but you probably knew that from Geometry."
Mar 19
Hal Allert replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Fred Turner, another superb Classic Banjo player I have never heard of!
"It may have been To The Front. This was recorded in 1913."
Mar 18
Hal Allert replied to marc dalmasso's discussion my new Banjo made in 1932 by Jack Abbott
"A very pretty banjo, Marc. I like the curved rim and separation between it and the resonator."
Jan 30
Hal Allert replied to Hal Allert's discussion Another Strange Term
"Spot on, Marc."
Jan 17
Trapdoor2 replied to Hal Allert's discussion Another Strange Term
"It appears that, for the militaries of many countries, "Zouave" was used to indicate regiments who were supposed to be "special". Specialist tactics, flamboyant uniforms, etc. It very quickly became a fad name in the…"
Jan 17
Richard William Ineson replied to Hal Allert's discussion Manuscript Paper Sizes
"Thanks for your good wishes Hal, I don't really need all of these pieces but I am interested in Jungle Rag, Snapdragon Galop and The Hammock Song, so let me know if you wan to sell them."
Jan 15
thereallyniceman replied to Hal Allert's discussion Polishing a rim
"Pat if you don't wish to receive automatic emails from the NING discussion server.  Log in and go to "settings" in the box at the top RHS of the page. Select "email"  and then at the bottom of that page tick the…"
Jan 15
Pat Doyle replied to Hal Allert's discussion Polishing a rim
"Please don't send me any more emails"
Jan 15

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Classic Banjo Radio Down

Wouldn't you know it. After announcing the new website to all of you, the computer that I am using to stream the music decided to die. Period. I am porting over the radio station to another computer and should be up and running by the end of the day.

As they say in the radio biz, "Stay Tuned!"

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 19:04 — 3 Comments

Classic Banjo Radio

Hello everyone. Well, I have finally published my Internet Radio Station, Classic Banjo Radio. It streams 24/7 and has players for iTunes, Android, and Blackberry. There are at present approximately 500 pieces that I have cleaned up. Some of them still sound like crap but you should have heard the originals. Thanks to Ian for letting me tap into the Banjo DJ. I will be cleaning those up as well. And Jody contributed quite a few…


Posted on June 30, 2014 at 17:07 — 8 Comments

Notation Problem

I am having difficulty notating a triplet in one of my songs. I was hoping someone could give me a little help. The measure has a pickup triplet of 3 sixteenth notes. I thought it should also have a half-note rest, a quarter-note rest, and a sixteenth-note rest to complete the measure but it still doesn't resolve. Can anyone guide me in this?

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 19:20 — 2 Comments

A Musical Story


Posted on February 22, 2013 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

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At 5:54 on October 4, 2011, David Wade said…
Pleasure to re-introduce you to the Group Hal.
At 19:46 on May 27, 2013, marc dalmasso said…

Yes ; it 's just because when i have made this arrangement , i wasn 't too familiar with my musical ' software ; btw , the part is too long ( 4  pages ) i didn 't know how to use the " bis " & " repetita " signs of the software ; the arrangment works because each B is noted Bb by the software ; I will  fix these mistakes on the  piano arrangement and send it to Ian ; May be he could change it in the Library ; Hal , thanks to point this

At 21:14 on May 28, 2013, marc dalmasso said…

Done ; send on your e mail and to ian ' s ;

i use both Harmony assistant  &  guitar pro if  i want to insert an edited  tab .

When playing with my father  , he is abble to read up to 4 pages A4 format taped together ; 3 is more confortable : 5 is impossible ; so  3 pages for Sweet corn  now is better ; i should have done that earlier

At 21:38 on May 29, 2013, thereallyniceman said…

Hi Hal,

I have read your discussion on Sweet Corn with Marc and I notice that you mention the  "partial 2nd banjo accompaniment" for Sweet Corn. There may be a bit of confusion as to how the score is laid out. I have added a couple of Coda phrase instructions to the score and you can now see that the whole 2nd banjo/guitar acc is, in fact, on that single page of the download.

I have also amended the MUSIC LIBRARY for this score download to contain the above page and Marc's updated, 3 page version, of the 1st banjo with piano accompaniment.

At 14:44 on June 1, 2013, thereallyniceman said…

Hi Hal,

I think that the 1st banjo and guitar/2nd banjo scores ARE correct. 

Check this download with the bar numbers written in.   DOWNLOAD SWEET CORN

Following both 1st and 2nd banjo scores, they agree bar numbers (incl repeats) to the bottom of the 2nd banjo score at Bar 81. Then D.S al Fine takes you back to Bar 56... then another 16 bars take you to Fine at bar 72.

The total number of bars is 81 + 16 = 97   This is the same number of bars as in the 1st banjo score.  

I have read through Marc's piano score and an also a bit confused as it seems to differ from the original 1st banjo (I can't quite work out where Marc's 3rd time bar 38 goes to, as it seems to miss a section of the score where ever I go back to!).

Perhaps you could chat directly to Marc about this please?

Good luck. I am sure that using Marc's piano score you can easily edit it to your requirements with a bit of music entry in your software!

I hope that we can see a video of your group playing it.

At 6:57 on June 3, 2013, marc dalmasso said…

Yes , i took a look at Carl ' s version and  he return once to the part A .

the problem is that we used to play it like that with éric Stefanelli 8 years ago_ i played the cello _ and i have the habit to play like this , like we used to play before ; i just added  a 1/4 bar in my arrangement , a kind of " stop chorus " before to go to the F major part , because il feeled to  " air " the tune ; Also i can remember that i didn 't write  any cello part ; i played directly the cello from the guitar part , following at same time both the bass dots and  the harmony manuscrit notes

At 15:09 on September 14, 2015, Anthony Peabody said…

Hal, Banjo Frolic got missed out.  I have been going through the pieces more or less historically, but omitting those which I thought might be well known.  The really nice man has twisted my arm to make the list complete, so Banjo Frolic is as yet not done, but will be eventually.....unless of course you can produce a file in the right format to be included in the list.

I am having great fun in producing these things.  Some forgotten masterpieces, and some which might need a little more loving.

I only wish I could play these, as I am the man who plays the less interesting, but nevertheless vital, bass part at the very bottom.

Thank you very much for listening


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