Jody Stecher
  • 68, Male
  • San Francisco, CA
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Jody Stecher's Discussions

No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by thereallyniceman on Sunday.

Notation anomaly in Cammeyer's Etude in G major
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Aug 7.

Woopty Doo
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr H Jun 9.

 

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Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Persian Lamb Rag (1908) Percy Wenrich.
"A pepperette seems to be some sort of sausage. That doesn't solve the mystery at all."
2 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Persian Lamb Rag (1908) Percy Wenrich.
"I tried to find out the meaning of the image on the cover. Instead I found a Vess Ossman recording I had not heard before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ourw7Of-wY"
2 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion The little old log cabin in the lane
"Fisher Hendley had some fantastic banjos. The tone on his recordings is always beautiful. Not what you'd expect from the leader of a band called The Aristocratic Pigs. He had an Epiphone and two Gibsons. One of the latter eventually became the…"
Monday
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion The little old log cabin in the lane
"Thank you, but I don't deserve any more praise then the average amateur librarian or average professional musician of a certain age. I began playing music at age 11 and went pro at about 14 or 15 so I had lots of time to gather bits of…"
Sunday
thereallyniceman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"Goodness me!  The side of the resonator looks original but has the back been enhanced..  what amazing parquetry! I think that the side view of the Top tension is what I like about the instrument... CE engineering at its best! You are very…"
Sunday
Frank Coyne replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"Some close ups as requested. Regards. Frank "
Sunday
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion The little old log cabin in the lane
"Steve, it probably *was* sung on the Opry. One of the first country music recordings was John Carson's version (which, in contrast to his subsequent recordings, was pretty durn horrible) and in 1959 Jim Eanes recorded a fascinating version with…"
Sunday
thereallyniceman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"Thank you Frank, That is a beautiful instrument. For some reason I have always liked the top tension banjos!  You must be very strong though as a TT Paragon weighs just short of a ton ;-) I would like to see the neck colour and the resonator if…"
Sunday
Frank Coyne replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"Here are a few. Will send more later. Regards. Frank"
Sunday
thereallyniceman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"I would love to see a few close ups of the Top tension New Paragon.  Is the resonator undamaged? I sold a New Paragon, finished in black in the 1970s and have regretted it ever since!!!!"
Aug 23
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"Great story!  Interesting that Denise's mother seems to have taken the name of another famous violinist of her time or just before it.  Madame Wilma ( Wilhelmine) Neruda was a pioneer woman violins who lived in London for a time.…"
Aug 22
Steve Harrison replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"Hi Jody, I've never had a banjo lesson being totally self taught. I got hold of my first banjo in the mid 1960's and had been playing piano accordion since an early age. I couldn't get on with tab so I figured out how to tune the…"
Aug 22
Frank Coyne replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"Hi Jody, Thanks', glad you liked them. Frank"
Aug 21
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"Yes but they are here in California. Other forum members will know of specialists on your side of the ocean. Thanks for the JE Dallas photos.   "
Aug 21
Frank Coyne replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"Hi Jody, Thanks’ for comments. A few photos of the Dallas appended. It needs some refurbishment. Do you know of anybody who specialises in this work?  The first piece Eddie taught his students was The Mervan Schottische. No idea of…"
Aug 21
thereallyniceman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion No Banjo Antics but pale turquoise is a good carpet color.
"Send me a square out of your carpet Jody and I will take a photo of my Paragon standing on it and post that too. :-)"
Aug 21

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Banjo Benches at San Francisco Airport!

 I was taking a flight out a new terminal at San Francisco the other day and was surprised and amused to see the shape of some comfortable new benches with a new shape.  Off topic because they look like plectrum banjos? No indeed, these are Zither Banjo Benches!  I'm afraid my mobile phone takes horrible quality pictures but at least the shape was captured. The wave of the future?

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Posted on November 17, 2011 at 4:06 — 5 Comments

Dave, here's the heel

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 22:33

clear photos of the missing banjo

Note the copper bass string, the red binding around the pot and the inlay "The Cammeyer Vibrante Royal" These are distinctive.…


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Posted on November 28, 2010 at 22:16

Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 4:06 on April 7, 2009, Trapdoor2 said…
Jody, regarding the banjo I'm playing in my videos: that's one of Bob Flesher's "Cotillion" (12") models; my main axe for about 6 yrs. Thanks for the kind remarks, I've gone from archtop Stelling "shrill" to "tubby" over the years (in more ways than one!). I have a fiberskyn head on it, Aquila Nylgut strings and one of those Cole 5-footed bridges. I have a small collection of banjos but the Flesher gets all the playing time these days.
At 1:08 on April 12, 2009, Paul Hostetter said…
Then I shall cheer your posts.
At 5:54pm on March 14, 2010, Joel Hooks gave Jody Stecher a gift
At 8:11 on August 19, 2010, Liz McElwain said…
Thanks, Jody. Hope to be able to meet you over the Didmarton weekend.
At 17:08 on September 11, 2010, Anthony Peabody said…
I enjoyed meeting you at Backwell, and I am afraid that I assumed that you were a newcomer to Banjo, so please erase from your hard drive any superfluous and quite unnecessary advice. You don't need any encouragement either. I was the bass banjo at the end of the line, filling in the blanks, and wishing I could play better. So you see, you encorage me!
Anthony Peabody
At 17:48 on December 22, 2010, Eric STEFANELLI said…

Thanks Jody, to add me as a friend, i am deeply  honored !

I would be to give you some piece of information about my banjos making, give me please your e-mail, mine is : eric.pat-luths@orange.fr .

About your music,  many people in France like bluegrass & old timey  music, and play it, there is many bands, many american banjo players come to France every  years to teach, and have many pupils, there is summer country festivals...i was myself a pupil of Tony Trishka in 1978 and and Ben Eldrige in 1982/83, but we can speak about it  by  mail. Classic banjo is  unknow or very few people know  this kind of banjo music.

Eric

At 14:09 on August 3, 2011, Pam Tointon said…

Thank you Jody I enjoyed that. Nice to hear an original composition, but well beyond me yet as a beginner I'm afraid.

 

regards Pam

At 12:51 on October 18, 2011, Neil Angus Goodwin said…
Thankyou for the info, that might explain why it is the only Cammeyer I have seen with the metal bands.
At 23:51 on March 5, 2012, allan ideson said…

thanks jody for your input.ime a guitarist .i have good instruments ...this banjo .has a lot of volume .also the neck and fingerboard are a work of art .after all these years the neck is straight .....no truss rod.when i master the beast ill put some tunes on ....thanks...allan

At 21:34 on March 8, 2012, skip sail said…

hi Jody,met you on your australian tour,we talked Fred Macdowell and Robert Petway and jammed a bit on some fingerpicked blues at Camperdown. Thanks for the welcome to the forum! Skip

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