For years I could not master the Drop Thumb method of Clawhammer playing. All I could manage was what was known as 'up picking' from Pete Seeger's book. This style was okay for the slower tunes, but arm breaking if you wanted to play dance tunes with the fiddler. Then I picked up a tutor with a tape by a bloke called Larry Peterson. He just had a way of making it easy, with lots of simple tunes to play along with. Larry lived in Omaha Nebraska. I haven't heard from him for years,… Continue
I was watching the Pete Seeger interviews recently by Tim Robbins. I noticed that Pete had a most unusual Bridge on his banjo. It seemed to have a couple of little 'outriggers' on it. This gave it four points of contact on the vellum. Can anyone tell me anything about it. I've never seen one before.
This site is really going places. Now we have Rob Murch and Mike Redman as members, both excellent players. This enthusiasm for the classic banjo is catching and we could be seeing a resurgence. Who knows.
Hi Ray ; yes ; eric is a more than 30 years old friend and we started a banjo band where i played the cello it ' s there :
But last year he moved in the center of france for professional reasons ; happy new year @+m
Google Banjo Clubhouse.
Go to Banjo Clubhouse.
Scroll down to the Converse Analytical (it's the white one).
Click on Converse Analytical.
On the bottom of the Converse Analytical page, click on the pdf thing.
Go to page 58.
Enjoy The Riverside Schottische.