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A piece of history

Hi all,

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!.…


Added by German David Patarroyo on January 28, 2013 at 2:25 — 2 Comments

Broadway promenade_Backing track

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…


Added by marc dalmasso on January 19, 2013 at 12:15 — No Comments

An explanation for your wife..

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…


Added by marc dalmasso on December 16, 2012 at 13:35 — 1 Comment

cammeyer zither banjo

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

Added by Alan Sims on October 31, 2012 at 16:29 — 2 Comments

Metal or gut?

So! I bought a Greenop banjo last year (yes, "Skeleton Dance" Greenop). Almost identical to this one at 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.

Added by SWCooper on October 22, 2012 at 20:38 — 13 Comments

"Carry On" by Alfred Kirby, MIDI and TAB

Here's the MIDI and TAB for "Carry On", complete with Mike's "Intro".

"Carry On" MIDI

"Carry On" TAB

Ian, please put these in their proper…


Added by Trapdoor2 on September 3, 2012 at 22:41 — 2 Comments

About Old City Coffee

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…


Added by Old City Coffee on August 27, 2012 at 21:15 — No Comments

Identifying Banjo Pieces from Tom Barriball's Collection

Hi All - Help required if at all possible -

"I am trying to identify Banjo Pieces, which have been digitised. It lasts 65 minutes, made on 18th February 1992 by Tom Barriball.
"I've identified some; on one side that I recognise Banjo pieces but name them. If anyone can try and identify them and the titles…

Added by Tarry Barriball on August 21, 2012 at 20:21 — 2 Comments

1880's/1890's banjo sheet music "in da house"

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…


Added by Trapdoor2 on August 8, 2012 at 1:54 — 5 Comments


DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE I CAN GET A SET OF STRINGS FOR THE LOWER - A 4th - E 3rd - G sharp 3rd - B 1st -e 5th - tuning ? I'd be using them on a 27 inch scale tubaphone . I have tried Aquila but they wont oblige me by putting a set together so I don't really know where to go from here , any help would be much appreciated . Cheers Mike.......

Added by Michael Laurence Redpath on July 23, 2012 at 19:03 — 3 Comments

memory muscle functiion

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

Added by Alan Sims on June 21, 2012 at 12:36 — 1 Comment

Tremelo tips?

Ive never been able to develop a decent tremelo,any tips?

Added by skip sail on June 5, 2012 at 3:27 — 6 Comments

WOW what a collection

I have been poking around and am in awe of the information, pictures and music that have been collected.  This is an amazing place.  I feel like a kid in a candy store.

Added by Pat Newman on May 8, 2012 at 20:50 — 1 Comment

Jo Morley music

does any one have the music to Egyptian Princess I used to be able to play it in my 20,s but no longer have the music and can only remember the first two movements

look forward to someone coming to my rescue

thanks shirlee

Added by shirlee jacklin on April 29, 2012 at 17:54 — 3 Comments


Things are pretty much 'back to normal' here. Study door is shut, sounds of banjo music heard and OH only emerges for cups of tea or a meal. Something is afoot, though. How do I know? OH tends to focus on one thing at a time as you can probably tell by his time away from here. The roof took priority. Now he has another project to occupy him, which involves long periods at the computer. This project involves much hard work plus the added bonus of banjo music and,…


Added by thereallynicelady on April 28, 2012 at 9:39 — No Comments

TAB for Jumbo Rag...


Jumbo Rag TAB.pdf

Added by Trapdoor2 on April 28, 2012 at 5:00 — 1 Comment


Having been to 'Dancing Time at the Library' yesterday and dancing in the man's position, (because there were not enough men to go round), a thought suddenly occurred to me.

The gentleman's ballroom hold is very similar to holding the banjo.…


Added by thereallynicelady on April 20, 2012 at 18:07 — 2 Comments

Supporters' Club

It helps to offload sometimes, to know that there are others in the same boat. You are not the only one who is suffering supporting your loved one. Just talking about it may help. I'd like to post today about tunes that go round and round in your head, tunes that bring back certain memories, tunes that affect other people in your lives. One tune stands out for me and that is…


Added by thereallynicelady on April 15, 2012 at 17:30 — 7 Comments

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