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Dance Of The Hogan's Alley Kid..1897..F.C.Shardlow

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Any Old Rag (1909)..Richard Goosman

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Reuben Reel (Novelty One Step)..1914..Maxwell Goldman 4 Replies

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Gigging with an old banjo 7 Replies

Started by nick Kelly in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Jun 22.

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Extr'ordinary Rag..1915..Otto Motzan

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Really loved that old tiny bridge but it was producing a mute tone on the first string due to how wide the string slots were. Gap under the bridge, top wasn't level. Quite a few issues but it felt great. Action was perfect, string spacing perfect for me, height of bridge felt great too, even though its a fraction of the height of modern bridges. So I just bought a cheap two leg bridge, was farr too tall, so I cut the legs off to get it nearer the size I wanted. Sanded down the top with a…

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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Keep Busy (A Ragtime Oddity)..1911..George Hardaway Frazer

This is another very well written and rare one off rag. Little is known of the composer other than he lived all his life in Alabama and was a noted musician. This is the only composition of his that was published. The attached scores and MP3 will be…See More
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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Dance Of The Hogan's Alley Kid..1897..F.C.Shardlow

This tune was named after The Yellow Kid, an early cartoon character that appeared in the cartoon strip Hogan's Alley which ran between 1896-1898. It's a lively but challenging in parts novelty piece by a composer about whom I could find no…See More
Sunday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Any Old Rag (1909)..Richard Goosman

I was unable to find out much about the composer of this well written two step. There are a few other compositions by him but in my opinion, this is the best of them. The piano score was written in G but but I've arranged it in C as it better fits…See More
Jul 9
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Reuben Reel (Novelty One Step)..1914..Maxwell Goldman
"So long as the ham isn't green......."
Jul 5
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Reuben Reel (Novelty One Step)..1914..Maxwell Goldman
"1. The 4th strain is marked "Trio" in the original sheet music. I think this makes the "Reuben, Reuben" strain an interlude rather than a part. 2. I like how the original sheet gives options for the interlude. It suggests playing…"
Jul 4
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Reuben Reel (Novelty One Step)..1914..Maxwell Goldman
"Hi Jody, on the original piano score, the 4th part is marked as the trio.  I'd never heard of the song Reuben and Rachel so thanks or the info...Steve."
Jul 4
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Reuben Reel (Novelty One Step)..1914..Maxwell Goldman
"I'm a bit corn-fused here (staying with the rural theme).   The trio in your transcription is in F, not C.   Maybe you mean the 4th part?  Is the trio in this music not always part 3? Also at the risk of stating the obvious, (but…"
Jul 4
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Reuben Reel (Novelty One Step)..1914..Maxwell Goldman

This tune begins in the style of a hoedown and is ideally suited to the banjo. It then gets interesting, from bars 40 to 63, the melody repeats upwards in increments of a semi tone, changing key each time. Bars 54-63 are my interpretation as I…See More
Jul 3
Daniel Fitzpatrick commented on Daniel Fitzpatrick's video
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Mozart: Lacrimosa | Epic Banjo Cover

"Thank you for the welcome Steve. I certainly agree, after all Mozart wrote for Benjamin Franklin's glass armonica... if only banjo had been invented sooner lol!"
Jun 30
Steve Harrison commented on Daniel Fitzpatrick's video
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Mozart: Lacrimosa | Epic Banjo Cover

"Hi Daniel, welcome to CB.Ning. If the banjo had been around in Mozart's time, I'm sure he'd have written music for it!..Steve. "
Jun 30
Daniel Fitzpatrick posted a video

Mozart: Lacrimosa | Epic Banjo Cover

Lacrimosa from Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K. 626 performed on Banjo! Finally you can experience this epic masterpiece as it was always meant to be... on th...
Jun 29
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Jun 29
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

That Bullfrog Rag (In a Class By Itself)..1917..George Washington Thomas

Although not as well known, in my opinion this tune is equally as good as many of the the other great ragtime tunes of the era. If some of the chords appear challenging, it still makes a good banjo solo if just the melody notes are played. I have…See More
Jun 27
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The New Orleans Hop Scop Blues..1923..George Washington Thomas.

Here's something you wouldn't expect to hear played on the banjo, it's reputed to be the first published boogie woogie composition, a style pioneered by G.W Thomas and his brother Hersal. Originally written as a song, I've arranged it as an…See More
Jun 24
Richard William Ineson replied to nick Kelly's discussion Gigging with an old banjo
"My wife and I used to play at all kinds of events, new car launches, antique fairs, art exhibitions, etc. but the best events were weddings where we just played a selection of tunes while the guests were having a welcome drink or perhaps during an…"
Jun 22
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

All The Time Kid, A rag Jag Two Step..1905..E.Derville.

I could find little about the composer other then he was a native of Tacoma, Washington. I presume that he is pictured the title page. The tune is dedicated to 'the kid' whoever that may be. It a well written tune with plenty of variety and some…See More
Jun 21
carrie horgan replied to nick Kelly's discussion Gigging with an old banjo
"Toe-tapping tune selection. "
Jun 20
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Jim lee commented on carrie horgan's video
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Pork and Beans by Luckey Roberts

"What a great tune...sounds fantastic.."
Jun 19
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Testing posting an image
"It works again.  And what a great photo."
Jun 19
 
 
 

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