Marc dalmasso's Blog (52)

Strange Part # 01

i open  a " Strange part "   , serial blog   ' bout banjo 'parts  with   this resonator

Was on an Abbott ' 5th string   i have ; i think original to it .

The Marquetery  is ...  inside ............ , with  a varnish on  ;   and it is the type of marquetery we can see on  a Windsor banjo ............. So…

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Added by marc dalmasso on August 20, 2017 at 9:09 — 3 Comments

Bill Keith

Sad ; Bill passed away ; my friend  jean marie  Redon , who used to make a Bj  course with him announced this sad new today ; RIP…

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Added by marc dalmasso on October 24, 2015 at 17:29 — 5 Comments

Saint Gervasy 2015

On the road to St Gervasy ; today for 3 days

gonna play ................ Classic banjo  with Rémi and his new Cole mod D  ;

Alison Brown  , who had a gig not far , will  opening the festival tonight…

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Added by marc dalmasso on June 12, 2015 at 7:30 — 3 Comments

Pré War or not ?

DO NOT have the Renova  SN tables

Added by marc dalmasso on March 12, 2015 at 22:38 — 4 Comments

Cammeyer super Vibrante

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Added by marc dalmasso on February 27, 2015 at 20:42 — 7 Comments

CE special woodhoop _all mapple & rosewood series

Here ' s is the picture of one of my favorite , the CE special  , ones all made of mapple with rosewood fingerboard &  head cap  ; the one i play in my…

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Added by marc dalmasso on April 29, 2014 at 19:31 — 9 Comments

winning bid by somebody from our gang ?

Added by marc dalmasso on January 12, 2014 at 22:42 — 2 Comments

Peter O Toole

RIP ; i play the piano here for the moovie " Wings of fame "  ( palais de la Méditerranée NICE )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qp8Yel8xFI

Added by marc dalmasso on December 15, 2013 at 20:29 — 7 Comments

CB Workshop / juin / June 2013

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 " )

http://banjo30.free.fr/index.html

J 'animerai un stage de Banjo le WE du 15 & 16 …

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Added by marc dalmasso on April 4, 2013 at 5:30 — 4 Comments

Say Thanks John Dallas

When your brain is tired , you have all the chords under your eyes ; more , it will beautify your fingerboard..…

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Added by marc dalmasso on April 3, 2013 at 12:41 — No Comments

Clad rims / allergy

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 ?

Added by marc dalmasso on February 10, 2013 at 22:12 — 8 Comments

beautiful B & M zyther ebay

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 ..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-string-banjo-/281057848970?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Sting_Instruments&hash=item41705a6e8a

Added by marc dalmasso on January 30, 2013 at 21:49 — No 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…

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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…

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

gypsy love_midi_acc

This is the midi piano file  ( for Marc  & those who would learn the tune ) of the lonely acc for Gypsy love ; from the piano_ arrangment  i have done myself ; i am not an expert of the tango   ; hope  it will be OK .

Tell me if it works and you can successfuly download the file because i had troubles in the past to upload something on the site

 

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Added by marc dalmasso on February 18, 2012 at 20:25 — 2 Comments

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