Jody Stecher
  • 68, Male
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
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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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It's Perfect
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Jody Stecher commented on thereallyniceman's event 'Midlands and North UK Banjo Rally'
"Excellent, even better. They will and do take place in the USA and they are even called Rallies."
Friday
Jody Stecher commented on thereallyniceman's event 'Midlands and North UK Banjo Rally'
"Actually there are classic banjo gatherings twice a year in Pennsylvania. These are organized by the American Banjo Fraternity. They are not called Rallies but they amount to the same thing except that they are longer, usually an entire weekend."
Friday
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Womersley's discussion 3rd Newbie question
"Ian, the "bluegrass way" was anticipated 40 years earlier by Joe Morley. Compact fingering vertically across strings, as opposed to horizontally on one string was explicitly notated in the fingerings of A Banjo Revel for instance. Eric, if…"
Mar 21
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Womersley's discussion 3rd Newbie question
"I'm the kind of question answerer that needs to understand a question before giving an answer. Which alternate finger exercises are you referring to? What book? What century? Do you mean Ian's video on this site? (I think probably not…"
Mar 21
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Tunings
"whoops, in the first sentence I typed gC  *D*  B D. I meant g C  *G*  BD. "
Mar 18
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Tunings
"Sure it makes sense!  In that case gCDBD is certainly the most versatile tuning, It is the tuning for plectrum banjo as well (minus the high 5th string). You are right, classic banjo plays in all keys. Well nearly, I have yet to encounter a…"
Mar 18
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Tunings
"Eric, I think you may have misunderstood something fundamental. Clawhammer technique on its own, apart from its usual repertoire, and its traditional context (accompanying solo singing, solo  or in combination with fiddle or a full band to…"
Mar 18
Jody Stecher replied to Ray Jones's discussion Over Weight
"Maybe this is a normal sized banjo and the photo shows what happens when a person exercises too much and does not eat."
Mar 18
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Tunings
"In clawhammer banjo-ness the banjo is a modified African harp. To get a higher or lower note on a harp one moves to another string. clawhammer banjo uses the same logic. the main notes of a given tune or song are found on open strings. and both…"
Mar 17
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Joe Morley's Black Pearl
"Is that black dot at the front of On the Mill Dam" a *black pearl*?"
Mar 14
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Joe Morley's Black Pearl
"I have only first banjo and piano parts. sorry….."
Mar 14
Jody Stecher replied to Texican65's discussion Vellum choice/thickness
"To add to my reply: the chief characteristic sound of Van Eps and Ossman was short sustain. more that than brightness.  A Remo plastic head will add reverb and sustain and you might not want that. So a natural vellum or a Ren head are better…"
Mar 14
Jody Stecher replied to Texican65's discussion Vellum choice/thickness
"As far as I know there is no difference in sound quality between mottled vellums and pure white bleached evenly colored ones and between these and everything in between. Ossman used different banjos and I'm guessing he used what he could get…"
Mar 14
Jody Stecher commented on marc dalmasso's blog post Pré War or not ?
"….and wipe out the competition."
Mar 13
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Banjeaurine...?
"Why would you expect heel damage?"
Mar 13
Jody Stecher commented on marc dalmasso's blog post Pré War or not ?
"Forward roll?"
Mar 13

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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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