Steve Harrison
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Dec 6
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Pearl Of The Harem. (1898)..Harry Guy..(as played by Vess Ossman and Fred Van Eps.)
"Hi Hal, I find this a good source for some of my arrangements, my Finale software will convert most of the midis to a readable score which I can then manipulate before beginning the arrangement....Steve."
Nov 29
Hal Allert replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Pearl Of The Harem. (1898)..Harry Guy..(as played by Vess Ossman and Fred Van Eps.)
"Thanks, Steve. This is the one I remembered but it has been updated."
Nov 29
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Pearl Of The Harem. (1898)..Harry Guy..(as played by Vess Ossman and Fred Van Eps.)
Nov 28
Hal Allert replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Pearl Of The Harem. (1898)..Harry Guy..(as played by Vess Ossman and Fred Van Eps.)
"Steve, I thought the Primeline MIDI site went down a number of years ago. I was able to get the entire library downloaded through various means but really missed the site. If it is the same one, it was hosted not too far from me as a website tacked…"
Nov 28
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Nov 27
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

George Hamilton Green...Fluffy Ruffles One Step?

G.H.Green was a banjo and xylophone player and a founder member of the ABF. I've found 4 tunes with Fluffy Ruffles in the title, one of which, Fluffy Ruffles One Step, was written by Green. I've located a midi but have been unable to find a score. Does anyone in the ABF have one? As a banjoist, I'd guess it was probable that he may have written a banjo arrangement. Many thanks...Steve.See More
Nov 24
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Poverty Rag (1909)..Harry James Lincoln.

In his day, Lincoln was a prolific composer of popular music and wrote some good ragtime pieces of which this is no exception. I've arranged six of his tunes so far, all of which are in the library...Steve. See More
Nov 22
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Hallowe'en (Jack O'Lantern Rag 1911)..Abe Olman but published as Arthur Manlowe

This is another good ragtime tune by Olman that ticks all the boxes. The piano score was in F/Bb, for the banjo I've set it in G/C. The score and midi are in the library..Steve. See More
Nov 21
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Nov 17
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
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
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The Winter Garden Rag (1912)...Abe Oleman

This is a well written ragtime tune from another of the popular ragtime composers. The piano score was written in C and I've transposed it to F to better suit the banjo. The timing in bars 34/35 is a little tricky as the emphasis is 'off beat'. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.See More
Nov 8
Hal Allert replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Pearl Of The Harem. (1898)..Harry Guy..(as played by Vess Ossman and Fred Van Eps.)
"The best banjo sound I have heard is from Sibelius but who wants to sell their car in order to buy the software. That is why I use the nylon guitar instead of the piano, it sounds like an instrument that is finger-picked and is pleasant to listen to."
Nov 4

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Steve Harrison

Hi all, Just a bit about myself. I live in the beautiful town of Malvern in Worcestershire, England. I have been playing classic and melodic style banjo for more years than I care to recall. I play an Alfred Weaver banjo made around 1903 and a Windsor popular made 1914ish. As well as banjo, my other instrument is piano accordion, not very fashionable these days but great for playing tradtional music, my main passion. I play occasionally for local Morris Dance sides arround Malvern. Having reached the grand old age of 60, I am semi retired which leaves me more time for my music and my other love, my two grandchildren. I'm about to start teaching my 7 year old grandson the Uke as an entry into greater things. If there are any other players in or near my location, please make contact...Steve.

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At 6:35 on December 29, 2010, Sylvia said…
Hi Steve, I'm a bit nearer to you than Rob, but still a longish way away , I'm on the Isle of Wight.    Was interested to read that you played for Morris. I am a member of the local Oyster Girls Ladies Morris team.  Might just bump into you at one of the Folk Festivals , don't yet know which ones we are doing this year though.   All the Best.  Sylvia.
At 8:57 on December 30, 2010, Sylvia said…
Hi Steve,the oyster girls were at Upton last year. I am only a beginner at Banjo and have found this site very helpful. I have also had a few lessons with Rob over the internet, great stuff this new technology. Will look out for you at any Festivals I go to. I have heard Rochester mentioned for this coming year. All the best. Sylvia
At 17:49 on February 8, 2012, Alan Sims said…

hi Steve ,ive just had my clifford essex frets redressed and set up .it sounds lovely and so much easier to play .ive got medium gauge strings .ive been playing about a year .would i be ready for a heavier set ,and would this change the action .how often sould change them i practice every day' regards Alan

At 17:56 on February 8, 2012, Alan Sims said…

how often should i change strings i practice every day regards Alan

At 20:13 on March 4, 2012, Tim Walsh said…

Hi Steve,

 

I've only recently been made aware of Classic Banjo through meeting another member David Greenwood.

I've only been playing a relatively short while and have been learning bluegrass.

I'm looking to broaden my playing skills in to claw hammer and Classic styles and from what I've seen of the tutorials on this site so far I think I'm in the right place.

 

 

 

 

 

At 7:31 on May 21, 2012, Mike Redman said…

Hi Steve, have you thought about transposing/arranging A Ragtime Dance (Scott Joplin) for the banjo, I was listening to it the other day, now can't get the tune off of my mind!

At 8:12 on June 14, 2012, dave brown said…

Thanks Steve

At 10:35 on June 20, 2012, Alan Sims said…

thanks for the tip Steve, that makes sence.three lines above .E. cheers.

At 11:13am on August 28, 2012, Alan Sims gave Steve Harrison a gift
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Thanks Steve.It sounds great.
At 8:59am on September 19, 2012, thereallyniceman gave Steve Harrison a gift
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I would personally like to thank Steve for all the work he has done on producing new arrangements for Classic Banjo and making them available for us all. Check out all his scores in the MUSIC LIBRARY.

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