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

amazing zeebee
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Cohen Apr 20.

banjo-like object ebay
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn McSweeny Feb 3.

banjo-like object ebay
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Started this discussion. Last reply by thereallyniceman Feb 3.

 

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Latest Activity

Jody Stecher replied to Richard William Ineson's discussion Has everyone come across Claudio?
"YOW!!!  very expressive. Not a machine."
12 hours ago
Jody Stecher commented on Brad Kay's blog post Pathé 22055 Discovered in the Wild
"I can't comment accurately on the fingering and tuning of Darkey's Delight, it goes by too fast. But I can confirm that Pidoux is playing in F fingering on Plantation Episode and that he is tuned gCGBD, whatever the absolute pitch of his…"
14 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Reid's discussion classic banjo v classical guitar
"Use the nails on the banjo if it pleases you. Play and see what you think. You can make changes later or not. Use the ring finger for chords. I do.  Some of classic banjo right hand is patterned, although the patterns are not codified as in…"
16 hours ago
Jody Stecher commented on Tom Gocze's photo
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"The details of this banjo are lovely. Have you got photos that show the whole front and whole back?  I feel like one of those legendary Elephant Examiners. "
May 19
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Special XX For Sale
"The seller means "resonator" ! That sounds plausible. It's something one can see. I had a student who thought the rim/pot was what was meant by "resonator". The ad appears to be 18 days old and is placed on a relatively…"
May 18
Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Special XX For Sale
"I wonder what the seller means by a "split in the tone ring". That would be hard to do. Maybe something else is split. I don't know what to make of the dark wood (rosewood?) neck and the light wood rim. A Frankenbanjo?….made…"
May 18
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NEW , IMPROVED, TUTOR BOOK ADDED!
"I use Musescore. It's not perfect but it's dead simple. Thanks to Steve Harrison for suggesting it. I agree with Joel on everything in his post except for one point. Tab is not standard at all. Many string instrument teachers do not use it…"
May 15
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NEW , IMPROVED, TUTOR BOOK ADDED!
"Ah, default settings. They'll getcha everytime. I think the disclaimer will take care of everything.  "
May 14
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NEW , IMPROVED, TUTOR BOOK ADDED!
"Eric, if I may make a suggestion: in order for others besides yourself to benefit from this project without side effects it might be a good idea to align your terminology with Weidt and with the rest of the classic banjo world. By calling the tuning…"
May 14
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion OVER 2O NEW MORLEY TRACKS ADDED !!
"Except the midi doesn't know what to do with the "yankee glide", the slide into the last measure of the first part. "
May 11
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion OVER 2O NEW MORLEY TRACKS ADDED !!
"Thanks, Shawn!  The first parts are the same. The second parts are similar or nearly so. The intros are unalike. But this is a big help. Much appreciated. And thank you Ian and Anthony for this Morley project. It got a very nice writeup in the…"
May 11
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Joe Morley Project... behind the scenes.
"I think the sound is viable. much better than the alternatives. "
May 10
Jody Stecher replied to Shawn McSweeny's discussion Morley's Bath Folio
"Thanks, Shawn. That makes sense.  A while back there was a discussion here about Yankee Glide. So that others would know what the fuss was about I posted an audio recording, an mp3 of the Neophone cylinder. Any chance of an mp3 of the other…"
May 9
Jody Stecher replied to Shawn McSweeny's discussion Morley's Bath Folio
"Dig Dag is a straightforward major key cakewalk-ish chord-based tune of the Georgia Camp Meeting/ Whistling Rufus type. Yankee Glide has loping long-short rhythm and slithers between major, minor, and indescribably demented. "
May 9
Jody Stecher replied to Shawn McSweeny's discussion Morley's Bath Folio
"I'm looking at the Popcorn notation and I see a couple of similar rhythmic figures that are also in Yankee Glide.  I could say the same for any two classic banjo solos. I think they may qualify as two different tunes.  I have access…"
May 9
Jody Stecher replied to Shawn McSweeny's discussion Morley's Bath Folio
"Does that mean we can look forward to a transcription of Yankee Glide? Surely Morley's weirdest composition and all but impenetrable beneath the sizzles, pops, and sonic tornadoes on the T Bailey cylinder."
May 9

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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 (17 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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