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Banjo Introduction
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Hi,My name is Philip Agnew and I…Continue

Tags: windsor, banjo, zither

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Harrison Nov 16, 2017.

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1890s Jas. Morrison banjo

"That sounds so great."
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Skeleton Dance

"Thank you Anthony and Pär. It's a hollow neck Windsor ... I am unsure of the exact model as it has been extensively restored 10-15 years ago before it was gifted to me."
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Pär Engstrand commented on Pip's video
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Skeleton Dance

"Nice! And nice zither banjo! What make is that?"
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Anthony Derycke commented on Pip's video
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Skeleton Dance

"Very nice!!! "
Dec 29, 2017
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Skeleton Dance

Finishing off the year (and my first six months of classic banjo playing) with "Skeleton Dance" on the zither banjo. Barre chords and shifting quickly to 2-1...
Dec 28, 2017
Pip commented on Pip's video
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G-whizz

"Thanks :) A fretboard is a new and complicated beast for me. I had piano lessons when I was a child and later played a lot of accordion. This is the first fretted instrument I have ever learnt and it is really challenging! I am experimenting with…"
Nov 21, 2017
thereallyniceman commented on Pip's video
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G-whizz

"You have the finger tremolo of a classical guitar player... You obviously have great fretboard skills! I remember practising this piece from the Grimshaw book in the 1970s :-) Nicely played."
Nov 21, 2017
carrie horgan commented on Pip's video
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G-whizz

"Nice, relaxed playing - the zither banjo sounds great.  "
Nov 21, 2017
Pip posted a video

G-whizz

New strings on the zither banjo and the fingerboard has had an oil ... so time for some practice. A Little piece called "G-Whizz" from Emile Grimshaw's "The ...
Nov 19, 2017
Steve Harrison replied to Pip's discussion Banjo Introduction
"Hi Philip, whoever did the restoration on your Windsor did a great job, it looks and sounds the business..Steve. "
Nov 16, 2017
thereallyniceman replied to Pip's discussion Banjo Introduction
"Hi Philip, Your Great Granddad was obviously a talented chap! What amazes me is that UK made banjos turn up all over the world! Australia seems to be full of them! Welcome to Classic Banjo Ning. It is good to see that you are helping to keep both…"
Nov 16, 2017
Pip posted a discussion

Banjo Introduction

Hi,My name is Philip Agnew and I thought I would introduce myself and my great-grandfathers zither banjo. I live in Brisbane Australia, the same city my great-grand father Garnet Agnew lived in at the beginning of the 20th century.Garnet was a free-lance artist and illustrator and from an early age was playing banjo and performing…See More
Nov 14, 2017
Texican65 commented on Pip's video
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Sunflower Dance

"WOW Pip....that sounded so good....especially like Ian previously said, since you have only been playing 6 months. clean, clear, smooth...keep it up, and how special to have a treasure like that, that belonged to your grandfather. Who are your banjo…"
Nov 13, 2017
Pip commented on Pip's video
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Sunflower Dance

"Thanks Carrie ... yes! Our budgie is a huge fan of anything noisy ... the banjos suits that purpose well!"
Nov 12, 2017
carrie horgan commented on Pip's video
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Sunflower Dance

"Yes, great performance - you have good timing.  Is that a budgie dancing in the background?"
Nov 12, 2017
Steve Harrison commented on Pip's video
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Sunflower Dance

"Well done Pip, that's always been one of my favourites and you played it very well. Do you know anything about your great grandfather's connection with banjo playing and any history of the instrument?...Steve. "
Nov 12, 2017

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