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Steamboat Rag (1914)..Ernie Burnett aka Ernest Mario Bernaditto 1 Reply

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Banjourine strings 6 Replies

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Music for banjo orchestra 9 Replies

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The Pop Corn Man..1910..Jean Schwartz.

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LaBella 17 intonation issues 3 Replies

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Red Rose Rag..1911..Percy Wenrich

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My Kickapoo..1904..Harry Von Tilzer

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The Midnight Whirl..1909..Malvin M. Franklyn & Anotol Friedland 3 Replies

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Olly Oakley plays Gallopade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvs_pEnVevQ

Amazing skills - haven't heard this one before, I think this a Cammeyer tune.

Posted by carrie horgan on July 14, 2021 at 7:22 — 2 Comments

Herbert J Ellis Banjo Tutor

I am keen to find any recordings of the introductory exercises from Herbert J Ellis, that I heard my father play on his zither banjo, and attempted to learn myself. Unfortunately I don't know the names of these pieces.

Also interested in purchasing a good quality zither banjo. I am in Stratford-upon-Avon

Posted by John King on July 11, 2021 at 9:52 — 2 Comments

 

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Jody Stecher replied to Dante Flores's discussion Hi, I'm new here!
"Hi Dante, I saw your comment about a banjo sounding better than a Recording King. Any model of Recording King should sound excellent for classic banjo if it is set up right. The bridge, the strings, and the  tailpiece make a surprisingly big…"
1 hour ago
Trapdoor2 replied to Dante Flores's discussion Hi, I'm new here!
"Hi Dante, welcome to Classic Banjo! Classic banjo is a style of playing, much like bluegrass or old-time or whatever. They share the same 5-string banjo basis, so really any 5-string will do a fine job. IOW, you can use your 'bluegrass'…"
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Dante Flores left a comment for Aaron Jonah Lewis
"Hi Mr. Aaron! Thank you for suggesting this site, it's really cool. I am trying to find a good classic banjo to buy that will sound better than my recording king. I will see you soon."
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Dante Flores posted a discussion

Hi, I'm new here!

Hello, my name is Dante and I am 9 years old. I've been playing bluegrass banjo for a year and a half but now I am starting to learn how to play classic banjo! Can somebody suggest a good classic banjo that I can buy? I like Deering banjos the most…See More
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Aaron Jonah Lewis left a comment for Dante Flores
"Welcome Dante! I've posted many of my own questions to the discussions and always found a friendly and helpful community, so don't be shy. Happy banjoing!"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Steamboat Rag (1914)..Ernie Burnett aka Ernest Mario Bernaditto
"Cool tune. I think the last minor strain was a commonly used as a 'improv' addition to many jazzy ragtime player's routines from the 50's. I love listening to Orchestrion stuff. Many years ago, the Smithsonian Institute Museum…"
yesterday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"For comparison, I went with "16s" on my piccolo as I found my standard 17s to be too light (as opposed to the packaged "No 17" which are really 19s)."
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"Many thanks for all your suggestions, I may do a bit of experimentation before reaching a final decision...Steve."
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carrie horgan replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"Yes, I also prefer lighter gauge strings on my banjeaurine. I have used the set from Clifford Essex: http://cliffordessex.net/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=32&ccUser=t8bbsbe7ip3tqhia3kb1balq15"
Sunday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"I agree with one caveat: as total string length (as opposed to "capoed" string length) gets shorter, the string gets stiffer. This is simple (or perhaps not so simple) physics. What I have found is that when one builds a shorter scale, the…"
Sunday
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"I would use the same strings as on a full size five-string banjo. The banjeurine is tuned as a full size banjo sounds at the fifth fret. If the banjeurine scale (nut to bridge) is the same or close to the measurement of fret 5 to bridge on a regular…"
Sunday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"Just use regular strings, the neck should be proportionally shorter."
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Banjoland

A Classic Banjo piece by Joe Morley (1867 - 1937)hope you enjoy!
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Trapdoor2 replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Yes, the "Solo Banjo" part is written in E and A while the rest is written in A and D. The bass note "C" in the Solo Banjo part actually sounds an F (which is the lowest note on the Banjeaurine, tuned cFCEG).  Generically,…"
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Ethan Schwartz replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Re: Aurora March, am I correct that the "Solo Banjo" part refers to banjeaurine? Is that because the banjeaurine carries the main melody for most of the piece? I also wasn't aware that banjuerine notation is transposing, but I suppose…"
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Hal Allert transposed "Aurora March" into C Notation (if anyone is interested). It is in the library here. I'm not sure if he re-arranged anything from the original. Arranging a CB part for it could be as simple as just reading from…"
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