May 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Tarrant Bailey Jr 5 string banjo videos on the web

A search for banjo, banjoist, Tarrant Bailey, etc, on the website :

http://beta.britishpathe.com/


will produce about a dozen film clips of British banjo playing including solos by Tarrant Bailey Jr.

Added by Jody Stecher on May 30, 2009 at 7:27 — 19 Comments

How to Excel...Grimshaw.

Well, here I am...starting at #1 and working my way thru. So far, so good! I was able to play numbers 1-5 last night without breaking anything (except minor ego losses).



Sure, lots of stumbling around, mistakes, rhythm errors, etc. I'm trying desperately not to do much "pencil marking" on the pages. There are a few finger-twisters such as the Dmaj in m14 (Exercise #4) where one holds a D on the 4th (second fret) whilst making an A on the third (second fret), a D on the second (third… Continue

Added by Trapdoor2 on May 28, 2009 at 16:24 — 7 Comments

New 'hotrod' PC ordered...reading the dots...

OK, preliminary diagnosis on my old PC is that both hard drives are spinning up and appear to be in good health. I should be able to access them and transfer all files to the new computer. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that this all works out!



The new PC has been ordered and is a Dell 17" "studio" laptop with most of the 'bells and whistles'. 4g memory, a 320g hard drive, CD/DVD read/write, HD screen, upgraded video, etc, etc. It should be delivered before mid-June. Until… Continue

Added by Trapdoor2 on May 26, 2009 at 14:28 — 6 Comments

1st Blog post...Good News/Bad News...

Well...



Bad News: my computer would not boot up last night. Not a 'bluescreen' error but a 'blackscreen' error that would not even let me get into 'safe mode' to try to resusitate it. This means I shall be taking the box down to our local "Computer ER" (that is actually the name of the place) to see if it can be raised from the dead. This particular error often indicates a hardware crash (at least that's what a 'net search said)...which may mean that about 10 yrs of music files could… Continue

Added by Trapdoor2 on May 21, 2009 at 18:16 — 13 Comments

new blog ( French )

i created a new blog in French ; i choosed Ning to keep the same familiar stuff .

It is there : http://classicbanjofrance.ning.com/

(i dont know why it is impossible to add an hyperlink_ so copy & paste )



Of course ; you , friends are all welcome on it , post vidéos etc

The french language isn 't a problem , you can post in English because almost French guys interested in that kind of music speak English ( they all came from the bluegrass stuff or similar and they… Continue

Added by marc dalmasso on May 6, 2009 at 7:26 — No Comments

Ragtime Oriole

OK, I've posted Ragtime Oriole, transcribed by DL Miller in 1951. It's in the original piano key of A flat and is pretty close to the Van Eps 1920s recording. Look in Photos.

Added by Jody Stecher on May 5, 2009 at 15:46 — No Comments

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