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The "Fan-Tan" stroke?
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Hello everybody,while looking at old issues of the Crescendo magazine (available here :…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard William Ineson on Monday.

"The famous Van Eps Trio in A bit of jazz" (1921)
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Hello everyone,does anybody happen to know if that early sound-film (Kellum process) featuring Fred Van Eps and that is luckily preserved with both image and sound apparently in the UCLA film archive…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Cioffi Nov 14, 2015.

Vance Lowry and the classic banjo?
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Hello everybody,While searching for banjo records on a french radio website I stumbled upon this emission broadcasted in 2013, in which you can listen to two banjo records (which I find really…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Thomas MFA Black Banjoist Feb 21, 2015.

"Persiflage" by Fred Van Eps - sheet music?
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Hello everybody,I'm new to this discussion board - I'm still a beginner with the banjo, as I got my first one less than one year ago, and been playing since then - though not making much progress,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by marc dalmasso Nov 10, 2014.

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Richard William Ineson replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion The "Fan-Tan" stroke?
"Alf Wood composed a piece entitled 'Fan Tan' published by Dallas in the 'Artistic Banjoist' series No 143, which is  in the 'patrol' format and has a hint of the 'Chinese' about it. I've not heard it…"
Monday
Trapdoor2 replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion The "Fan-Tan" stroke?
"Well, I'm certainly not sure either. However, my logic goes something like this: The speaker remembered it because it stood out...something flashy (common on the stage). Now he's seeing it again (as something the 'kids' think is…"
Dec 1
Joel Hooks replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion The "Fan-Tan" stroke?
"I’m not sure that is what they are talking about. Both Lansing and Armstrong cover that in their books calling it a “drum strike” if I remember correctly. I think that they are talking about the light strumming pattern with…"
Dec 1
Trapdoor2 replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion The "Fan-Tan" stroke?
"I would guess it is simply a description of the Rasgueado stroke from flamenco guitar technique. It is a flashy "unfolding" of the fingers, like a Chinese fan. It is also a common uke technique...and banjo as well. I wouldn't read too…"
Dec 1
RitonMousquetaire replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion The "Fan-Tan" stroke?
"Interesting, I hadn't thought of it that way. It makes sense."
Nov 29
Joel Hooks replied to RitonMousquetaire's discussion The "Fan-Tan" stroke?
"I think I have read just about every contemporary account of Weston's playing and have not ever read this movement described. I get the feeling that this is a "kids today" story of the "back in my day" and "nothing is…"
Nov 29
RitonMousquetaire posted a discussion

The "Fan-Tan" stroke?

Hello everybody,while looking at old issues of the Crescendo magazine (available here : https://urresearch.rochester.edu/searchRepositoryItems.action?query=crescendo ), I stumbled on an article by T. J. Armstrong mentioning an effect that I hadn't heard of before. Here's the extract :"Strumming on the ukulele is an exact copy of the old fan-tan banjo movement occasionally used by Fred Lyons, Horace…See More
Nov 27

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