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Aaron Jonah Lewis playing my favourite Rag!

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Aaron Jonah Lewis and Chamber Orchestra. EXCELLENT! 1 Reply

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Checker Rag..1911..Dan Goldsmith.

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Questions about a zyther/banjo

Hi everyone, first a big THANK YOU to this website host for approving my request to becomd a member.

Recently, I bought this zyther/banjo from an estate sale. It is alleged to be from 1900. I do not know the maker and is in a desperate need of repair that I am willing to do. It previous owner did a bad job on it. I would love to share pictures of it before I took it apart and afterwards.

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New bridge Reily Baker banjo 1890

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

The Vienna Rag (Cake Walk à la "Strauss")..1905..Paul Ruben

This a well written rag in which the composer was influenced by the music of Strauss. Apart from the usual suspects, I'm not familiar with  Strauss's music so I can't identify which passages he'd "Staussified". The piano score was in F, I've…See More
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thereallyniceman replied to Anthony Peabody's discussion Clowne banjo rally
"For those in the UK here are the details of the year's first Classic Banjo Rally. The first Banjo event of this year will take place on Saturday, May 18th,At The Clowne Community Centre, Villa Park,Recreation Close,Clowne, Chesterfield S43…"
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MIDLANDS AND NORTH BANJO RALLY 2024 at The Clowne Community Centre

May 18, 2024 from 12pm to 5pm
The first Banjo event of this year will take place on Saturday, May 18th,At The Clowne Community Centre, Villa Park,Recreation Close,Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4PL.…See More
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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Borneo Rag (An Oriental Pastime)..1911..Neil Moret aka Charles N. Daniels

This a fine example of an oriental style rag from Daniels. If you follow my suggested fingering, it's not too challenging to play. I've included the score an…See More
Feb 21
thereallyniceman replied to Anthony Peabody's discussion Clowne banjo rally
"Hi Anthony, Good to hear from you again! This year the Clowne Rally will be held on Saturday, 18th May at the usual time and place. I will be posting full details shortly. Ian"
Feb 20
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Clowne banjo rally

Does anyone know whether the Clowne Banjo rally will be happening this year?  It is usually in May, but I have not heard anything about it yet.  Any signs of life?See More
Feb 20
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Diablo Rag (A Rag Fantasie) 1908..Dorothy Ingersol Wahl

This is one of my experimental arrangements of tune that you wouldn't normally expect to hear played on the banjo. The composer was a Vaudeville Artist at the beginning of the last century and this is her only known composition. I've included the…See More
Feb 18
Eric STEFANELLI replied to IAN SALTER's discussion WINDSOR POPULAR N°1.
"As a French luthier specializing in the manufacture of so-called 'classic' banjos for old fingerstyle, I think that 1/2 inch high bridges are good, I realized during my career that it was not necessary too much pressure from the strings…"
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Joe Morley's "Freckles" (finger style 5-string banjo)

"Very nice playing! Thanks too for showing us that the third finger can be actively used in classic banjo, contrary to what all the old tutor books say. The notes that your third finger makes flow in quite well. Also, the placement of your little…"
Feb 15
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Goblins(Grand Gallop De Concert) 1915..Harry J. Lincoln

This aptly described tune makes a good banjo solo that 'gallops' away apace.  The piano score was written in Eb/Ab, I've arranged it for banjo in C/F. It's very much old school and wouldn't have sounded out of place played by one of the past banjo…See More
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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Some Rag (A Real Live One)..1914..Willie Eckstein

The composer of this excellent rag was Canadian and was a pianist and composer. His biography on Wikipedia is worth a read. My suggested fingering leans towards melodic style in parts with the use of open strings. The midi and score is included with…See More
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"It was in November 2022."
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Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A BIG thank you for your donations to Classic-Banjo.ning.com
"Did I miss the donate request???"
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"Hello Steve. Today I bought a Clifford Essex XX Special from Rob MacKillop.  It's a beauty.  No more excuses for me."
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Kansas Jig - Banjo and Guitar Duet

"Thankyou Carrie.  We're working on it."
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