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At 23:13 on January 2, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Glad you joined, Marc. Mighty impressive lookin' line-up of banjars there.
At 22:06 on January 7, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Did I see that you have a tab for Heliotrope Bouquet? I'd LOVE to take a crack at that!
At 21:09 on February 15, 2009, Ray Jones said…
Hi Marc.
We didn't record that track during the heat wave. As a matter of fact I found it in the attic! ( would you believe )
Regards Ray
At 15:09 on April 6, 2009, Eric STEFANELLI said…
Hi Marc !
Good to know you're in this web bjo group!
My friends Marc D. and Ray J. told me about it.
I was not dead but very busy and moved to another country, i've time now for sharing goodle bjo music on the web again, i had some news from you here and there. I've many clips to put on this site, but a little time to do that, i will try to put some next weeks.
At 15:25 on April 6, 2009, Charis Worden said…
Thanks Marc for letting me know about this site. I will enjoy checking it out and especially the sound files.
-Charis
At 6:11 on May 12, 2009, Ray Jones said…
Thanks for pointing that out Marc, I enjoyed listening to it. May I add my congrats to Gavin on his rendition. Beautifully done, and with picks if I'm not mistaken. This puts you up there with the best of 'em Gavin. Keep at it.
At 23:46 on May 12, 2009, Adam said…
Hi Marc ... I really like your video of Sunflower Dance ... Can you point me in the direction for finding the sheet music for that tune? Tab would work too.

Thanks very much,
Best,
Adam
At 5:06 on May 13, 2009, Adam said…
Thanks very much!
At 10:00 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
Hi Trapdoor. I've only got a couple of tunes in my Classic repetoire so far. I play bluegrass and clawhammer but I've discovered a beautiful song called Colorado Buck Dance which i'm learning currently. Classic style really opens up the fretboard doesn't it. Should i be using 3 fingers as in scuggs style or 2 fingers like in clawhammer .at the moment i'm playing bare fingers as in clawhammer.Is it personel choice how you approach classic playing. I watched your posted vids and i love your playing.
At 10:25 on July 30, 2009, David Layton said…
Thanks for your message Trapdoor, I love "Colorado Buck Dance" and i am almost at the point of playing it smoothly. When I've mastered it i'll post a video of me playing it. I'm also experimenting with a couple of other tunes. One is an 18th Century African tune called "Pompey Ran Away". Its very simple but just a lovely tune. You probably know it. Its a clawhammer version and a song called "Juba" which is a minstrel piece. I also like "Banjoisticus" which i love but haven't properly looked at yet. It reminds me of Scott Joplin's "Entertainer"a bit. I think classic banjo is the best stlye i've so far come across. Are a lot of Classic pieces in drop -C tuning ? I think Classic Style will really help teach me the fretboard and my scales which i need to learn more of. I need to get use to playing up the neck more. I'd like to carry on with Scruggs & Clawhammer but really get into Classic. What are your views on single string banjo. when i started playing banjo about 2 years ago i had a few lessons in scuggs style but my teacher moved on and we lost touch. Since them I'm self taught from books and lessons on U Tube and the like. Do you think I'd benefit from more lessons now to help me up to the "next level". Sorry to bombard you with so many questions but there's so much to know.
Best Wishes David.
At 16:11 on July 30, 2009, David Layton said…
Hi Trapdoor, Thanks for your great advice. I'm really grateful. I'm really thrilled to have joined this site and feel priviliged to be interacting with real banjo pros such as yourself. I feel inspired and really want to get into Classic Banjo. Over the last couple of years i've persisted with my playing and its paid off. To me it's a journey and i'm in no rush. I'll just carry on learning and having fun as i go.
At 5:16 on September 27, 2009, Ray Jones said…
I have a couple of Mandolin Solos. Ninon by Ellis. Manhattan Cakewalk by Ellis and The Stars and Stripes Forever by you know who. Ray
At 8:43 on October 15, 2009, Ray Jones said…
Calm down mate, you'll have a siezure if you are not careful. You may be surprised to learn that there could have been as many as 5 or 6 blokes named Ernest Jones living in Wales at the time, and a few Ernest Smith's as well, I shouldn't wonder.
At 20:24 on October 15, 2009, Ray Jones said…
Oh, I see!!! I didn't realise that you were talking about " THE " John Smith, that's a different thing altogether. Best Wishes to thee.
At 4:21am on March 17, 2010, Carl Anderton gave Trapdoor2 a gift
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Happy Birthday, my friend.
At 7:29am on March 17, 2010, Adam gave Trapdoor2 a gift
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Happy Birthday, Marc!
At 10:41am on March 17, 2010, Carl Anderton gave Trapdoor2 a gift
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Dinner's on me today, old boy.
At 18:40 on April 12, 2010, Peter LaBau said…
Hey Mr. Trapdoor- yep. The Titanic Stringband lives on- I have one recording available now called "Tip of the Iceberg", with another on the way soon. Happy to supply a tune list if you like... Peter
At 19:50 on April 12, 2010, Peter LaBau said…
Ah then, Marc Smith it shall be! Tunes are: Tubaphone Rag, Fun on the Wabash, Shfuffle Along, Mayfair Nights, Eli Green's Cakewalk, Mississippi Breakdowns, Palladium Rag, Thumbs Up, Tattoo, Darktown Dandies, Queen of the Burlesque, Horace Weston's Celebrated Minor Jig, Banjotown (Niggertown), The Banshee, and Egyptian Princess. All accompanied by Mitch Nelin on Mando-cello, and John McGann on Mandolin on a couple of the tunes. $15 bucks gets it to your door....
At 20:16 on April 12, 2010, Peter LaBau said…
Hey Marc- send me an e-mail at plabau@embarqmai.com and we'll make arrangements- thanks, P.

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