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Zither Banjo 19 Replies

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How do I find a decent zither banjo? 47 Replies

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E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor 6 Replies

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Joel Hooks on Thursday.

Speaking of Weird Pieces That Don't Make Sense 8 Replies

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Nov 29.

Live Wires Rag (1910)..Adaline Shepherd.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Nov 28.

Prize Banjo Instructor by Jean White 18 Replies

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Nov 27.

Pickles And Peppers (1906)...Adaline Shepherd

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Nov 27.

Ramblin' Mose (1913)..John Frederic Barth

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Nov 25.

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Carpet Rags (1903)...Raymond W. Connor

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Nov 20.

HELP NEEDED. Anyone know anything about D. J. LLewellyn ? 2 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by David Wade Nov 19.

John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY- UPDATED 14 Replies

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Early Recording of Yankee Doodle by Fred Kimball 2 Replies

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Jody Stecher Nov 13.

Essex Pierrot Concert: BOOK EARLY ! 6 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Nov 12.

Alabama Jigger (1912)..Edward B. Claypoole.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Nov 11.

Anyone heard of "Pickings"? 1 Reply

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Put me down for a Weaver! 15 Replies

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SS Stewart on Ebay

Nice SS Stewart Universal Favourite on Ebay Uk - scale length is just over 27 inches according to seller

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SS-Stewart-5-string-banjo-open-back/293698799388?hash=item4461d0071c:g:-08AAOSwfZVfPpsQ

Posted by carrie horgan on August 20, 2020 at 18:40 — 3 Comments

Ragging the Scale - Van Eps Banjo Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZYaoR-h6F8

A different version of Ragging the Scale than the one in the Original Recordings library marked as Van Eps Banjo Orchestra.  I wonder who the other musicians were - sounds like plectrum or tenor banjo.

Posted by carrie horgan on July 13, 2020 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

 

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Richard William Ineson replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo
8 hours ago
Richard William Ineson replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo
8 hours ago
Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo
"There's absolutely no reason not to be minimalistic in things banjo as well: "I will own a minimum of ......(insert number of choice) banjos". :-)"
yesterday
Pär Engstrand replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"Friction tuners on a zither banjo? I have never seen that before. Please post pictures of the banjo. That repair-work is called "buying-a-new-banjo". Lots of people on here do it all the time! :-)"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"Well first of all it is not at all weird to have a string instruments with strings of different materials, Every type of guitar is like that for instance. Even instruments having entirely unwound metal strings such as sitar or sarode in India have…"
yesterday
ritchie thomson replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"So I have been doing up the dodgy no-name ZB - new head, correct strings, dismantled and cleaned everything - even took the tuners (non-original friction tuners) apart. It kind of works, but I think it would be better with a few  more changes -…"
yesterday
Joel Hooks and Pär Engstrand are now friends
Thursday
Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor
"The British did us no favors by not dating anything.  It is very annoying.   I think Bob and Eli were using other sources to try and date these things. I know that as I go through the BMGs and see a piece announced "ready for…"
Thursday
Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor
"Here is your other Mackney tutor Marc... https://archive.org/details/MackneyTutorCopy/mode/2up It is in C."
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Joel Hooks's discussion E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor
"I would say "early 1890s"....but probably close enough. Sousa composed "The Washington Post March" in 1889, introduced at a ceremony in June of that year. It was an instant hit but I imagine it would take a little while for it to…"
Thursday
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo
"I do like that idea Richard: 'minimalism in all things non banjo' will be my mantra!"
Thursday
Pär Engstrand replied to Joel Hooks's discussion E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor
"Ha! I really should, shouldn't I? :-)"
Thursday
Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor
"You should join the ABF, I wrote an article in our newsletter that clears all of this up."
Thursday
Pär Engstrand replied to Joel Hooks's discussion E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor
"Thanks alot, Joel. Really interesting! So the Brewster book was published 1885, or? And was it also the first banjo book ever to be published in c notation? Because there's no explanation what so ever to why he would he would publish a book in…"
Thursday
Richard William Ineson replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo
"If you're stuck for bit of space get rid of some furniture, pots and pans, bric a brac etc things like TV just upset you so get rid, minimalism in all things non banjo is the answer."
Thursday
Richard William Ineson replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo
"No luck finding this so far, but there are still places unseen by human eye for some time, where it may be lurking."
Thursday
Joel Hooks posted a discussion

E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor

Here is an interesting artifact. Mackney's Banjo Tutor is claimed to be the first British published tutor from sometime around 1863.It was republished at differed times and I present to the curious banjo world an edition from about 1890 (according…See More
Thursday
Richard William Ineson replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo for sale UK
"I'll see if I can find Santa Claus and FQ amongst the piles of mouldering paper, I now it was brought out last Christmas so it cannot have gone far."
Thursday
Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo for sale UK
"Oh, forgot: where can I find that song "Santa Claus and Fairy Queen"? It's not in the library...."
Wednesday
Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo for sale UK
"I think that is a good decision, Carrie! You would probably be sorry to have sold it, later in life. I keep all my instruments on the walls or in stands. I like to have them out of their cases to be able to grab them quick. But I also rent a extra…"
Wednesday
 
 
 

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