Jody Stecher
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Jody Stecher's Discussions

Kaloola Dots
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher yesterday.

Photo of Cammeyer
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Oct 22.

Kwestion about Kaloola
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Oct 18.

 

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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion But I think that Fred Van Eps was the best!
"The mp3 is the same as what you posted. The Amazing Slowdowner plays at whatever speed or pitch (independently of each other) I ask it to but it is purely playback. I can't use it to make a recording at the adjusted speed. At least I don't…"
54 minutes ago
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion But I think that Fred Van Eps was the best!
"The pitch is coming out a half step (semitone) sharp, in the key C sharp major instead of C natural. I copied the URL on youtube and used the online MP3 converter and put it in the Amazing Slowdowner and played it back at 95% speed. It sounds very…"
3 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
"Also sorry to be  dense but what *tune* are we talking about?  For Shaeffer's Jig, the banjo is tuned gDGBD.  "Somethingtown" can be played with the bass at C (standard gCGBD) or at D (as in Shaeffer's Jig) because…"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
""Banjo Town"/ "Banjotown" is what the ABF has been using.  "
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Kaloola Dots
"Thank you, Ian. I can transpose this from A to C. "
yesterday
thereallyniceman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Kaloola Dots
"I have emailed you my copies Jody, so you may be able to sort something from those. I hope it helps!"
yesterday
Jody Stecher posted a discussion

Kaloola Dots

Does anyone have the Second Banjo part for Kaloola (by Weidt)?  I have found two specimens of the version published by Walter Jacobs that has both parts on each of two pages. One has the last line at the bottom of the page cut off by the copy machine. The other has the entire second page missing. I'm teaching Kaloola to a student and would like to play the second banjo part as composed as accompaniment. Thanks!p.s:C notation would be great. I just now found a clean A notation version on…See More
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Hal Allert's discussion Russian Rag Key
"Here is a link to a video of The Old 78s playing Russian Rag in a 3 banjo arrangement and the key is D minor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI6TBWIbBQw"
Tuesday
Jody Stecher commented on Shawn McSweeny's video
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Palladium Rag

"There are 3 youtube options: public, unlisted, and private. "Unlisted" is the one I've been using."
Oct 24
Jody Stecher commented on Shawn McSweeny's video
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Palladium Rag

"Oooh!, I really enjoyed that. There are few things I like more than a well played banjo, but one of them is TWO well played banjos. There's more? yes please. Most of us here also get camera jitters. I deal with it by posting to youtube via the…"
Oct 24
Richard William Ineson replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Photo of Cammeyer
"I wrote about my visit to Brailsford in search of Cam, in 'The Banjo' in the 1990s, I will have a look for the relevant issue and see if there are any other details which have slipped my memory. "
Oct 22
Richard William Ineson replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Photo of Cammeyer
"A bit of pedantry - Cam did not die in Brailsford, when he fell ill in 1949, he was taken to the Royal Canadian Hospital (which may have been located near Maidenhead or Marlow)and he died there, I don't know why he couldn't have been…"
Oct 22
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Photo of Cammeyer
"Thank you Richard, for the detailed response. I have no idea why I like to read or hear about all these little details, but I certainly do.  Thank you, Ian for the Broomfield story. I wonder why he did not mention the model of banjo he got."
Oct 21
thereallyniceman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Photo of Cammeyer
"As Richard correctly points out, Len Broomfield was a regular correspondent and author of articles for the BMG in the 1930-1940s and maybe longer. Here is one letter that he wrote: In our site PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES page we find: "In 1939…"
Oct 21
Richard William Ineson replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Photo of Cammeyer
"This photograph is definitely of Cammeyer, taken at his home in Brailsford in Derbyshire, probably in 1949, the year that he died. Cammeyer moved to Brailsford on his retirement in 1938, the house was provided for him by his banjo pupil, the Hon.…"
Oct 21
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Photo of Cammeyer
"Your logic is impeccable, Marc. But the question remains: if this is Cammeyer, why does he not look like the other photos that are said to be of Cammeyer?  I don't think there is deception here but there may be simple misinformation or…"
Oct 20

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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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