February 2011 Blog Posts (6)

C.E.Catalog

Hi Richard !

So many thanks for the catalog copies, it 's help me in my banjo making, and my quest, i can find ideas, not copying but invent  about all i'm looking.

It's a fresh breath.

It is great !

Added by Eric STEFANELLI on February 25, 2011 at 14:12 — No Comments

Eric is looking for "the" Clifford Essex Banjo catalog...

Hi Pals !

 

I am chearching for the Clifford Essex Banjo catalog, anybody have it ?

 

Added by Eric STEFANELLI on February 25, 2011 at 7:45 — No Comments

Bj ' position

I found this on the web ; i think it is interesting for all of us .

myself , i play sometimes with the Bj on my right knee ( almost when it is an easy piece i know very well ) ; but  , most of the time , i play with th Bj between my legs ; i t 's an habbit i took because of the 16 ' cello…

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Added by marc dalmasso on February 22, 2011 at 17:19 — 1 Comment

Mike's adventures in Banjoland -- II : Getting the basics down

Well, I thought I might as well continue talking about my classicbanjoistic adventures, so here goes...

 

So once I had my (now two, adding my nylgutted former BG machine, currently my Resonatored-Toneringed-Scruggs-tunered Classic Banjo Machine Of Awesome) proper banjo, it's time for me to consolidate my technique in CB. Fortunately, I have extensive experience with musical instruments, not only with several styles of banjo, but also with the guitar, fiddle, piano, as well as…

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Added by Mike Moss on February 20, 2011 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Mike's adventures in Banjoland -- I : The tools of the trade

Having started  playing classic banjo little over a month ago on my not-so-shabby Bluegrass Machine, I quickly realized I'd need something more appropriate if I were ever to progress in this repertoire, despite my relatively successful early attempts at playing some basic pieces. Nevertheless, being a university student with only some modest earnings, I couldn't possibly afford one of the nicer historical banjos for sale or, better yet, a classical banjo made by a modern luthier, so I…

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Added by Mike Moss on February 16, 2011 at 10:06 — 11 Comments

Woods : translation

for French & Canadians  ' friends , and others too if you are curious ; i made myself this "aide mémoire "

 

palissandre : rosewood

ébène : ebony

acajou : mahogany

épicéa : spruce

chêne : oak ou oka

noyer : walnut

hêtre : beech

aulne :…

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Added by marc dalmasso on February 8, 2011 at 21:20 — 1 Comment

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