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Elfin Waltz (Banjo 2)
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With this week's addition to the practice list, I believe we will have covered the whole book.
I finally printed a copy and bound it together with the first forty pages of Herbert J. Ellis, Ellis's Thorough School for the Five Stringed Banjo (London: John Alvey Turner, n.d). More about that later.
My plan is to spend this week working on the new material and then to take the next two weeks to…Continue
Added by Cynthia Richardson on July 6, 2018 at 17:10 — No Comments
Elfin Waltz (Banjo 1)
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I confess. I jumped ahead and started playing through Elfin Waltz this week, both parts, and I like it. It feels more musical than some of the other pieces and the second banjo part takes my fancy.
One challenge will be to follow the right hand fingering in the second part of measures 2 and 4. It's easy for me to move a string using middle-index, but it's much harder for me to do it using index-middle. I see…Continue
The Fairies (Banjo 2)
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This coming week my plan is to work on the accompaniment to The Fairies, print out a good copy of the book so that I can easily work on the exercises, and review. I have cleaned up the sheet music from Week 3, but I want to compare it with the notation in A to make sure I haven't removed any notes that were in the original -- right-hand finger choices, for example -- and I haven't had a spare moment to do it.
Added by Cynthia Richardson on June 23, 2018 at 3:26 — No Comments
Exercises on time 4
The Fairies (Banjo 1)
[A clean copy of the notation will be posted soon.]
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It's silly, really, but having a schedule worked out in advance and posting it here every Friday is, at the moment, making it really easy for me to stay focused on working on something I've wanted to do for a long time.
I'm looking forward to adding The Fairies to the mix this week. Onward!
Exercises on time 1-3
Mosquito Jig (Thanks to Trapdoor2 for the notation linked below.)
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This week, I'll be adding the exercises and tune above to the things I'm already working on from…Continue
Study Schedule for Week 1
Exercises for learning to read the notes: 1
Chords and exercises in C Major: 1
The Yodler; Amusement Waltz
Some time ago, I tossed out the idea of creating a collaborative group to study the Weidt books. Then I got really busy--too busy to tackle something new--so, in my mind, I set June 1st as the date that I would try to get things going.
Well, it's June 1.
I've put together a reasonably-paced study schedule (see below) and I'm ready to dive in. Anyone else who would like to join me is welcome to.
I will create a new blog post at the…Continue
Let's all get together to exchange ideas and tips on learning to play "Classic Style Banjo".
Very sad about Hal. He was a legend and a trail blazer in banjo web world. His " Classic Banjo " website is a real treasure. He also happened to be a bloody nice bloke. We are going to miss you mate. You have certainly left a void in the banjo world.
Condolences to his family.
Added by Ray Jones on February 4, 2018 at 3:30 — No Comments
I have been a way for a while - I got distracted trying to learn some AJ Weidt pieces on the tenor banjo - but I now have the itch to start playing the 5-string banjo again.
I thought I'd share some Playlists I created on YouTube for Sunday listening/watching: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6ujCgXt0SQrmdTyZ3WOJqLe2h2HxeYJ
Here is another one which is more ragtime…Continue
Added by carrie horgan on November 5, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments
Was on an Abbott ' 5th string i have ; i think original to it .
The Marquetery is ... inside ............ , with a varnish on ; and it is the type of marquetery we can see on a Windsor banjo ............. So…Continue
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'.
Long time but believe me, I have been practicing a lot, so in the future I promise new videos. I have been working on new tunes and I also would like to learn a tune I watched on the Rob´s Youtube page...¿Someone might have the score of "Mazurka" (wihtout more names)? I was not able to find one in the music library. Also, I am open for suggestions for mazurkas.
Thanks for the help and as usual, all of you have posted amazing videos! Sometime I…Continue
Added by B. Williams on December 26, 2015 at 14:12 — No Comments
Somehow, I cannot post a .pdf file to the ongoing discussion, so I'll post it here.
This is the US Census record for Sylvester Ossman, Musician, for 1910. It shows the full family at the time, including Sylvester Jr.
They were living in Palisades Park, New Jersey.Continue
Added by Trapdoor2 on December 6, 2015 at 18:44 — No Comments
I Found this in http://www.banjoist.de/neu/index.htm
Von K.B. Rau kam der Hinweis auf eine Sammlung von Fotos mit und über Banjos auf den Seiten von Samm Bennett (http://www.polarityrecords.com/banjo-gallery.html) . Auch andere Instrumente kommen zu ihrem Recht. Sehr…Continue
On the road to St Gervasy ; today for 3 days
gonna play ................ Classic banjo with Rémi and his new Cole mod D ;
Alison Brown , who had a gig not far , will opening the festival tonight…Continue