"Hi Rob, just caught this thread on here now, accessed your videos 1-4 via Facebook. Would like to say here on Classic how much you have inspired me and kept me going with the banjo when at times I felt like giving up. Will catch up with you when my…"
"Hope you have taken his advert for lessons off our site. Anyway you paid for those lessons do you not have some say in what you do with the information. And I'm sure someone on the site can devise exercises just as good…"
"Hi Ian, I forgot my Facebook pic. was different to the Classic pic. :) anyway keep the videos coming, I do keep sharing them as some of my Facebook Pals are into music, some folkie and some classic. "
It's been a hard day's night,
I should be sleepin' in my bed.
It's been a hard day's night,
And I was surfin' in the net...
I was terrible tired and suddenly I saw a wee window on the screen with a tiny arrow. As I saw the videos with the Grimshaw exercises (with tab! Thanks a lot!) I wrote "Grimshaw" into that little window and clicked on the arrow, conscious that I would find more about him...
but then I was told that I had just posted a tune called "Grimshaw". And I could't find the electronic eraser...
Sorry, but my banjo playing is not good enough to appear here on stage.
Instead of that I thought about contributing some sheet music of pieces they played in Germany (Salonmusik) while they were playing classic banjo in other parts of the world.
Good night, sleep well,
Rob called my attention to the last chord in my tab of "Frolicking On The Prom".
And of course he was right that it was wrong! (I wrote the tab when I first transcribed tunes to banjo tabs.) So I worked it over and also made it easier to play in some parts.
I try to send the new tab to you. I had difficulties to send it to Rob. So, for a new try:
I hope there is nothing serious with your banjo. The neck of my banjo broke from the pot at the dowel stick two weeks ago. I have to bring it to the banjo doctor (which we don't have too many here in Germany).
To answer your question: I play fiddle in an old time string band ("Four Potatoes")for cowboys, trappers, contra and square dances, birthday parties, christenings, weddigs, divorces... Then I also play in rockabilly band ("Devils und Soehne") since a year (that's quite a different building site!). You see, there's not really time left for the Orchestra (I play with them now and then, and I like it).
I hope there is nothing serious with your banjo. The neck of my old banjo broke from the pot at the dowel stick two weeks ago. I have to bring it to the banjo doctor (which we don't have too many here in Germany).
I wish you much fun with the tune,
Thanks for your message. In answer to your question, I'm based in West Byfleet, Surrey - not too far from the IoW! Beeen playing banjo for just under a year now so still a bit of a beginner but I'm making some progress. Since that photo was taken, the banjo has had a bit of a clean-up and a new calf skin head fitted - I'll upload a new photo soon. Best, Liz
Hi Sylvia..Our local festivals are at Upton upon Severn in Worcestershire and Bromyard in Herefordshire. Google them and you'll easily find there respective websites. I have played in a banjo ensemble Upton in the past when I was a member of the International Banjo Circle but minor health issues and time constraints limit what I can do these days.
I must admit Ive spent most of my time looking after and bringing up my children
and looked after my dear dad till he passed away this year.
My children are grown up and gone now so im going to start playing again and im divorced so theres nothing to hold me back looking forward to geting started again maybe we can start a new movement and attract more woman to play the banjo xxx