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Classic Banjo Radio Down

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!"

Added by Hal Allert on July 3, 2014 at 19:04 — 3 Comments

Classic Banjo Radio

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…


Added by Hal Allert on June 30, 2014 at 17:07 — 8 Comments

Notation Problem

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?

Added by Hal Allert on November 17, 2013 at 19:20 — 2 Comments

A Musical Story


Added by Hal Allert on February 22, 2013 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

New Banjo-New Look

Hello all. As long as we are talking about interesting banjos, you should check out the Romero banjos from Horsefly, British Columbia. Very nice looking. His skin heads are very unique.

Another site I am not sure if many of you have experienced is the Banjoworld website in Germany. It is pretty impressive. I think this man has Ray Jones beat as a collector.

Added by Hal Allert on March 14, 2012 at 22:41 — 2 Comments

Music Library

Ian, a very nice job on the music library. I can see it filling out your golden years nicely. How would you prefer contributions? In PDF or are you going to convert? You are invited to take the PDF files from the Yahoogroup listserve and add them to your library. You can take any of them for that matter. Maybe if others see how quickly your library is growing, they will contribute as well.

Added by Hal Allert on January 4, 2012 at 0:29 — 1 Comment

Music Preservation

In an earlier post we were discussing how each of us files his/her music in their own library.  Most of the music we have is a copy of the original with some exceptions. I would like to know if any of you have given thought to your libraries and their continued existence after you are gone. I, for one, have a large library that I have been adding to over the years and I am concerned that when I die my library will just be thrown away with no thought as to its value. But, is there any value…


Added by Hal Allert on December 27, 2011 at 20:35 — 28 Comments

Georgia Grind

I just posted Georgia Grind on the Classic Banjo Yahoo Group site. The parts include 1st, 2nd, cello, and 3rd or piccolo. The music is in TIF format for ease in converting. If you are looking for any other orchestrated pieces, let me know.

Added by Hal Allert on December 27, 2011 at 20:18 — No Comments

Wishing You A Most Happy (your choice here) Season

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our

     best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially

     responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral,

     celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within

     the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of

     your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect

     for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of

     others, or their…


Added by Hal Allert on December 16, 2011 at 3:40 — 5 Comments

Classicbanjo.com like a Phoenix

I am happy to say that my website is up and running. You can now access the music store, the podcasts, and all the reference material on the site.

Thanks for your patience during this time, especially the kind words from some of the members.

Hal Allert

Added by Hal Allert on December 3, 2011 at 22:33 — 3 Comments

Where is the Classic Banjo website?

  • I do not know if anyone has noticed but my Classic Banjo website is down temporarily. The hosting company is working on it and hopes to have it up and running again, soon. For all of you who visit the site as the first thing you do each day, please bear with me. I will notify you when it is online once again.

Added by Hal Allert on November 25, 2011 at 23:26 — No Comments

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