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Banjo Tuners
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Bradbury Apr 18, 2016.

Classic Banjo website
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Allert Jan 19, 2016.

Romance
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Jones Nov 11, 2015.

 

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Tyro Mazurka

I have just posted on You Tube, Tyro Mazurka.   I videoed it some time ago, but my fingers will not let me play it now.  My grand children wanted to hear it.

Just type in 'Lonburg'.

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 2:30 — 1 Comment

Drop Thumb

Hi Rob

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

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 21:42 — 1 Comment

4th of July

A Happy 4th of July to all my American mates.
Ray

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 22:33 — 2 Comments

Seeger

Hi Gang
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.
Ray

Posted on June 13, 2009 at 22:45 — 2 Comments

Some site

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.

Posted on April 4, 2009 at 0:40

Comment Wall (32 comments)

At 22:26 on January 1, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Welcome, Ray! Looking forward to your usual wit and humor.
At 23:31 on January 1, 2009, Ray Jones said…
How do I change my photo, as I've cut the top of my head off. Thank you for your welcome
At 12:07 on January 4, 2009, marc dalmasso said…
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 :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-GnwF0BX48&feature=channel_page
But last year he moved in the center of france for professional reasons ; happy new year @+m
At 20:57 on January 4, 2009, Ray Jones said…
Hi Marc. Pardon I am not able to speak French. We shall have to invite Eric to join our group. Bonne Anne'e Ray
At 2:06 on January 6, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Ray, Shawnee Mission is a suburb of Kansas City. An Indian mission was built in the 1840's near here that is still standing, and sometimes haunted by a certain local oddball banjo player.

Dots for Riverside Schottische-
http://www.milfordmusic.com/Banjo%20Clubhouse/Books/Converse%20Book/Converse%25201886-1.pdf
page 58
At 2:09 on January 6, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Okay, that link is a little complicated.

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.
At 10:23 on April 2, 2009, marc dalmasso said…
and me too ; but i will keep the cello on my avatar , better than .....wine & cheese
At 10:44 on April 2, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Looks like you traded your Zither in on a Boucher.
At 21:21 on April 2, 2009, Ray Jones said…
That's not a Boucher mate. That's a Bouncer. They are speciall made for Kangaroos on the Hop.
At 17:45 on April 4, 2009, Rob Murch said…
I'll fly the flag for them...

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