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Just in from the "wild" and right up your alley: Found a rare American Pathé of John Pidoux / Thomas Malin that might be of interest:
Pathé 22055 ca. January 1919
John Pidoux: "A Plantation Episode" (Grimshaw) mx.…Continue
Added by paul henry on December 21, 2014 at 12:37 — No Comments
A pretty little tune - this is the Herbert J Ellis version (but with the Dobson intro). Hope you like this one, Ian (our resident Bell Ringer)
Edit by Ian:
I have added a Music player for Carrie's recording.
Very nice indeed Carrie, and a nice sounding banjo too. You sound better than my Handbell Ringing Team…Continue
Wouldn't you know it. After announcing the new website to all of you, the computer that I am using to stream the music decided to die. Period. I am porting over the radio station to another computer and should be up and running by the end of the day.
As they say in the radio biz, "Stay Tuned!"
Hello everyone. Well, I have finally published my Internet Radio Station, Classic Banjo Radio. It streams 24/7 and has players for iTunes, Android, and Blackberry. There are at present approximately 500 pieces that I have cleaned up. Some of them still sound like crap but you should have heard the originals. Thanks to Ian for letting me tap into the Banjo DJ. I will be cleaning those up as well. And Jody contributed quite a few…Continue
Hello Everyone, forum newbie here.
I'm a composer and multi-instrumentalist whose main axe is guitar, but with such an inordinate fondness for banjo that I own several and have been playing them off and on for over 30 years.
I discovered your site by accident, and was much intrigued by the "9-pound banjo mute". :) But what really caught my eye was the statement, "...the vast majority is popular music, ragtime, and 'banjo music', or original music written specifically…Continue
In my last video I said that I am focusing in exercises to improve my left hand technique. However, I would no like to dismiss the fun (and the importance) of learn new tunes. Because I am working on the fingering of the frets in the middle part of the neck, I would like to know about easy tunes which use those frets. Any suggestion? :
RIP ; i play the piano here for the moovie " Wings of fame " ( palais de la Méditerranée NICE )
What a terrific site. I've always liked the Classic banjo now I have a chance to learn
Thank you everybody who put it together.
I am having difficulty notating a triplet in one of my songs. I was hoping someone could give me a little help. The measure has a pickup triplet of 3 sixteenth notes. I thought it should also have a half-note rest, a quarter-note rest, and a sixteenth-note rest to complete the measure but it still doesn't resolve. Can anyone guide me in this?
Si Bheag Si Mhor (composed O'Carolan, arranged for banjo Jon Mills)
Played on my metal-strung Tokai five-string banjo.
Can anyone tell me when the classic banjo style was defined and what event, book, or musician marks that event. Did the 6 and 7 string banjo predate the style, was it ever an accepted part of the style or was it part of the minstrel style?
The seven string does not seem to have been a big part of American banjo history although Dobson was making 7 string banjo by 1877 (Rob Mackillop) and I have a Dobson 7 string flush fret which has a seven string tailpiece patented 1881 imported…Continue
Some days ago I watched on youtube the trailer of a documentary called "The girls in the band" (http://www.thegirlsintheband.com/home/). It is about the experiences of several female musicians in the major jazz period (30-60´s). Of course, they suffered a lot of discrimination despite their talent and skills.
Therefore I would like to know if you have an idea of similar situations in the golden era of banjo. Because the time…Continue