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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
Oh, sorry, I can't because I just play the piano and not a banjo. Tell you what I'll show you Ian's instead. You've all seen it before but here it is in all its glory without the distraction of the bow tie! It's a Clifford Essex Wood Hoop Special.…Continue
The practice for the ‘new’ piece is now underway and OH is in the study working out fingering and playing short phrases over and over again. It takes only a short while for him to choose what to play and then it’s all systems go to master the music. I was wondering how members here go about choosing their ‘next’ piece. Do you flick through the music you have already, do you arrange your own, do you adapt a piece you’ve heard or do you raid the music here on Classic Banjo Ning? How do you…Continue
Are there any Australian members, particularly WA Members.
A bit barren of classic banjo players over here!!!
Added by George Martin on April 12, 2013 at 11:43 — No Comments
Workshop in Saint Gervasy ( 6 miles from Nîmes ) France ; june 15 & 16.
I will be here for the CB section . There will be Live music , of course , will play some tunes
jean marc ( Andres ) will play , too & tell the story of the ragtime banjo ;
All the details are here : ( in French , click on " stages " )
J 'animerai un stage de Banjo le WE du 15 & 16 …Continue
Added by marc dalmasso on April 3, 2013 at 12:41 — No Comments
Cannot play one of my banjos with a nickeled metal rim for the time because of an allergy on my right leg ; i play others ... Did somebody ever see this kind of problem ? ; the simple trouser or a rag / cloth beetween the banjo and my skin seems doing nothing .. any idea ? a piece of leather ?
This beautiful B & M ' zyther Bj seems to be almost the same that the one owned by Sydney Ball ( picture one the W J Ball ' site ); both have the " frette compensée " à la Windsor ..
Added by marc dalmasso on January 30, 2013 at 21:49 — No Comments