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Emmeline Schottische

"One thing I’m particularly interested to get your view on is how gut strings influence technique. I feel like I’m in a phase of softening and adapting to the touch that gut requires. Most of the instances where the intonation is off is…"
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Mike Bostock commented on Mike Bostock's video
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Emmeline Schottische

"I’ll go back and look at the notation and see where I need to pay more attention to structure!"
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Mike Bostock commented on Mike Bostock's video
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Emmeline Schottische

"Thanks Rob. I do read music but once a tune is in memory I don’t keep the notation to hand and likely don’t stick strictly to tune structure. Not unknown that I lose count of repeats too. I think you’re right that in an amateur…"
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Rob MacKillop commented on Mike Bostock's video
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Emmeline Schottische

"Mind you, I wonder why you don't do the Da Capo the second time. I can't quite make out if there is a Fine at the end of the 8th bar. Not that it really matters. There's an amateur (the intended purchaser) authenticity in your…"
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Rob MacKillop commented on Mike Bostock's video
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Emmeline Schottische

"Very nice, Mike. No arguments about attribution, influence, dotting or whatever, just an enjoyable listen. Keep posting these videos, Mike. They really are enjoyable to hear. "
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Rob MacKillop commented on Mike Bostock's photo
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7-string banjo, c.1889-1892

"LOL. Things never change round here. "
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Mike Bostock commented on Mike Bostock's photo
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7-string banjo, c.1889-1892

"Tip of a condom shape in silver - New York.  Stylised acanthus - generic Victorian decorative motif. The banjo maker is as likely to have seen that design all around him from the carved top of a walking cane to the reverse of his wife’s…"
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Mike Bostock commented on Mike Bostock's photo
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7-string banjo, c.1889-1892

"Joel, your American banjos have an inlay at the base of the arm that are very close in shape and you say material - silver. The photograph I posted has a banjo with a variant on a stylised acanthus. A motif that is very common in Victorian…"
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Joel Hooks commented on Mike Bostock's photo
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7-string banjo, c.1889-1892

"The last photo I posted was of John Snodgrass from March 3, 1865. The photo of Frank Converse with Tommy Peel (died January 31, 1868) could have been no later than 1868 for obvious reasons. But we guess it is closer to 1860. Lew Brimmer's photo…"
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Mike Bostock commented on Mike Bostock's photo
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7-string banjo, c.1889-1892

"As I said to John I’m not going to tilt at windmills. Where there is a real reason to attribute influence from any source I am interested to pursue that potential informing relationship. What I’m not interested in is having to defend…"
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Mike Bostock commented on Mike Bostock's photo
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7-string banjo, c.1889-1892

"Joel, you seem hell bent on attaching an American attribution to anything that moved in nineteenth century banjo circles. This is what I referred to as an absurdly banjo-centric perspective that causes one to disregard any cultural movements beyond…"
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Joel Hooks commented on Mike Bostock's photo
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7-string banjo, c.1889-1892

"The triangle shaped German silver detail at the base of the fingerboard was a standard feature of Wilson and Farnham/ Jimmy Clarke banjos starting in 1855 from Troy, NY and NYC (the same time, place and people developed the "silver rim" or…"
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Mike Bostock commented on Mike Bostock's photo
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7-string banjo, c.1889-1892

"There are plentiful examples of earlier English fretless banjos with machine heads and similar design inlay, albeit usually in wood marquetry rather than mother of pearl. Examples of prize-winning banjos from the Great Exhibition spring immediately…"
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Joel Hooks commented on Mike Bostock's photo
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7-string banjo, c.1889-1892

"There is a strong influence of "New York School" aesthetics on these banjos. "
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Rob MacKillop left a comment for Rob MacKillop
"Ballad%20No.1%20%28First%29%20page%201.pdf Ballad%20No.1%20%28First%29%20page%202.pdf I attach them here should Ian want to add them to the library."
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Keith Stephen left a comment for Rob MacKillop
"Hi Rob, getting in touch on here regarding the sheet for Cammeyers Ballad No1. YouTube just auto deletes and email reference. My email address is keith@keithstephen.plus.com. Thanks Rob"
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7-string banjo, c.1889-1892

Detail of a studio portrait of a young 7-string banjoist photographed in Southport, Cheshire c.1889-1892.
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Mike Bostock commented on Mike Bostock's video
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Emmeline Schottische

"Emmeline Schottische is included in Banjo Melodist No.1 (H. Spratt, London, 1877). The version in the recording is transposed from the printed notation of A/D to G/C."
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