Steve Harrison
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  • Malvern, Worcestershire
  • United Kingdom
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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Pitter-Patter Rag (1910)...Joseph Michael Daly

Despite its uninspiring title, this is rather a good ragtime tune and one of my current favourites. In bars 38 and 39, Daly has used 4 octaves of descending arpeggios using the Cdim7 chord and in bars 108 and 109 using Fdim7. It wasn't possible to fit this on the banjo so I changed the chord inversions each time, the result works very well. This is a pleasing tune to play and I've added plenty of fret numbers and position indicators to help navigate the score. The score and midis are in the…See More
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Rag-Bag (1909)..Harry James Lincoln

This is described as a ragtime gallop and is another well written tune by Lincoln. The piano score was written in Eb, to get it to fit the banjo, I've arranged it in C. The score and midis are in the library...Steve.See More
Mar 14
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Rag-a-Tag Rag (1910)..Albert William brown.

This is a well written ragtime tune that moves along at a nice steady tempo. It's a little formulaic but none the less a good tune and worth a listen. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.See More
Mar 12
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Mar 9
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Mar 7
Steve Harrison commented on Dave Raphaelson's video

La Paloma by Sebastian Iradier 1805 -1869

"Hi Dave, that was very well played and a nice arrangement to boot.It's a tune that suits the banjo. I also like your piece by Purcell and I often wonder what the composers of the day would have made of the banjo had it been around back…"
Mar 6
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Mar 2
Steve Harrison replied to Cynthia Richardson's discussion Rag Suggestions for Beginner?
"Hi Cyndy, I've had a skim through some of my arrangements and I've had a look at The Timbuctoo March which is described on the score as "A Ragtime Dream" and is an early cake walk. I don't know your level of proficiency, but…"
Mar 1
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Feb 21
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion That Musical Cat!
"Hi Ian, I thought it might raise a smile..Steve."
Feb 19
thereallyniceman replied to Steve Harrison's discussion That Musical Cat!
"A two string catgut banjo?"
Feb 19
Steve Harrison posted discussions
Feb 19
Steve Harrison replied to Cynthia Richardson's discussion Rag Suggestions for Beginner?
"Hi Cyndy, No problem, best of luck with Kaloola..Steve."
Feb 11
Steve Harrison replied to Cynthia Richardson's discussion Rag Suggestions for Beginner?
"Hi Cynthia, I began working on an arrangement for an early cake walk called Rag-Knots a time back. I put it on the back burner as other tunes took the top of the list. It's an early example of cakewalk, not a full rag, but does have plenty of…"
Feb 11
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Feb 10

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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
Thanks Steve.It sounds great.
At 8:59am on September 19, 2012, thereallyniceman gave Steve Harrison a gift
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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