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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
Searching about the banjo phenomena in the 1900´s, I could corroborate that it happened in Colombia too. I share you a dissertation about music of the early XX here in Colombia (The author, is Colombian too). Despite it is in Spanish, you can find some pictures with Colombian banjo players!...I will let you know if I can find those banjos!.…Continue
Here ' s the backing track for " Broadway promenade "broadway%20promenade_H%20j%20Ellis.mid by Herbert J Ellis .
It is a piano part in midi file .
And don 't forget you have to tune the bass in D ; it is a pleasant tune to play
the tempo is something like 80 ; must be speeded to play it…Continue
Added by marc dalmasso on January 19, 2013 at 12:15 — No Comments
Strangely , sometimes , a new banjo appear in the house and because it 's pretty soon christmas time and you could have the idea of making yourself a gift , here 's an explanation for your wife : unfortunatly , your old music stand was broken and you really wanted to make the economy of buying a new one but you needed it .Here ' s my picture . Say Thx , marc , for the good idea…Continue
I have a second grade cammeyer zither banjo .does anybody know how the brass knob on the back is fixed ,as i want to repair veneer.thank you . Alan
So! I bought a Greenop banjo last year (yes, "Skeleton Dance" Greenop). Almost identical to this one at ZitherBanjo.org. My question: steel or nylon strings? The several spare strings in the case were metal, and the one at the link is strung with metal. I have it strung with metal now, but I obviously want to do right by it. His patent for this design was dated 1926, so it could go either way.
Here's the MIDI and TAB for "Carry On", complete with Mike's "Intro".
Ian, please put these in their proper…Continue
Hey Banjo lovers! Old City Coffee is so pleased to join you in this online community. We are a Philadelphia-based coffee roasting company and cafe in operation since 1985. Our cafe on 221 Church Street in the Old City section of Philadelphia is the site of the SS Stewart Banjo Factory. We have always been proud…Continue
Added by Old City Coffee on August 27, 2012 at 21:15 — No Comments
Hi All - Help required if at all possible -
I nicked a box full of crumbly old sheet music offa ebay a week or so ago. Paid about $0.80 ea with shipping. See attached list for the titles, etc.
All of this stuff is American, pre 1900 and in A notation. Amazingly, not many duplicates (whew!) for me. Sure, some obvious ones like Darkey's Awakening, On The Mill Dam, Queen of the Forest, etc. However, there are a couple of previously unknown publishers (two female!) and nearly the entire output of a previously unknown (to me) New…Continue
the brain needs feeding as well as the stomach . my mother told me so .shee would suggest in the morning ,honey in bowl porridge with blueberrys chopped srawberrys bring to boil eat .then after multi vit & min omino cap omega 3 6 9 b com b 17 from apricot kernal take with malt .then a brisk walk while thinking how to tackle practice today .you should rattle a bit by now.but mums are always right .she was still playing the piano at 98 bless her .now where did i put that banjo