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National Banjo Method by Geo. Dobson 1886

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The Banshee - Year Published?

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Grave Yard Blues (MK2) (1916)..Clarence Woods

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Pastime Rag No.1 (1913)...Artie Matthews

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Weidt Book 1: Week 6

Week 6

Elfin Waltz (Banjo 2)

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With this week's addition to the practice list, I believe we will have covered the whole book. 

I finally printed a copy and bound it together with the first forty pages of Herbert J. Ellis, Ellis's Thorough School for the Five Stringed Banjo (London: John Alvey Turner, n.d). More about that later.

My plan is to spend this week working on the new material and then to take the next two weeks to…

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Posted by Cynthia Richardson on July 6, 2018 at 17:10

Weidt Book 1: Week 5

Week 5

Elfin Waltz (Banjo 1)

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I confess. I jumped ahead and started playing through Elfin Waltz this week, both parts, and I like it. It feels more musical than some of the other pieces and the second banjo part takes my fancy.

One challenge will be to follow the right hand fingering in the second part of measures 2 and 4. It's easy for me to move a string using middle-index, but it's much harder for me to do it using index-middle. I see…

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Posted by Cynthia Richardson on June 30, 2018 at 4:42 — 4 Comments

 

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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Semper Fidelis (1888)..John Philip Sousa.
"The Library of Congress online collection has 12 of Sousa's banjo arrangements...and I think I have two more. Don't have this one though. Well done! Funny, I was thinking of doing "Manhattan Beach", just for fun. Most of his…"
4 hours ago
Joel Hooks posted a discussion

National Banjo Method by Geo. Dobson 1886

If you are like me, you often lay awake at night wondering if George Dobson ever took all of his old books, pulled random sections out of them, shuffled them together, and made a new book?Well, I am here to tell you that your sleepless nights are…See More
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thereallyniceman replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Request for Piano Accompaniment Sheet Music
"Hi Aaron, Try:  http://williamjball.co.uk/page11.html Freddie's email address is at the bottom of the page."
9 hours ago
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Semper Fidelis (1888)..John Philip Sousa.

As there were only two marches by Sousa in the Library, I decided to arrange another of his classic marches for banjo. The piano score was in C but I arranged it in G as it better fitted the banjo. I expect that there must be other arrangements out…See More
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Aaron Jonah Lewis replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Request for Piano Accompaniment Sheet Music
"Do you (or does anyone) have contact info for Fred Determan or know if he would be open to such requests from a stranger? I am very keen to get Ball’s piano accompaniment for Progressions, as well as his entire back catalogue of recorded…"
10 hours ago
Trapdoor2 replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"Funnily, I'd forgotten about that one...and that copy is from my collection! Interestingly enough, the early Tab writers somehow were more interested in showing which notes were found on open strings and which were "closed" (or…"
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Edward Marshe Parslow replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A register of surviving Parslow banjos built from 1880 to 1919
"Hi Joel. I needed an extra page at the back of the register to make the fretboard groups read as a double page spread  so I utilised the PDF you sent me: Thanks for pointing that out."
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Jody Stecher replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"Ian, it's possible that we were briefly divided by a common language. The operative word here is "another".  I used the word to mean "in addition" rather than "instead of".  As in "let's have…"
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thereallyniceman replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"Thanks Jody, there seem to be "several" definitions of a broken chord  eg.: I am sure you know what I mean! The notes within the chord being played individually while the fingers remain in the chord shape  ;-)"
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carrie horgan replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"The only tab method book I know of is the one David Caron mentioned: 'The Fingerstyle Banjo and How to Play It' by Alan Middleton (in  notation and tab).  I would say it is a bit 'dry' - not enough tunes.   If you…"
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Cynthia Richardson replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"David, the first thing that caught my eye in your post was "told me to wear red shoes," and I actually bought a pair last week, so in the brief moment I was thinking, "Wow. I am SO set for this classic banjo thing." I mean, if…"
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david caron replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"I've tried the Grimshaw book with mixed results. I've decided to give the Bradbury book a try after contacting Clark Buehling on Facebook. He kindly took the time, as everyone here has done, to answer my questions. He recommended the…"
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The Banshee - Year Published?

Does anyone know what year the Banshee (by Emile Grimshaw) was first published?Is there a resource out there anywhere that I can use to look up when other pieces were published? As a performer I like to share that with my audiences although I hate…See More
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Steve Harrison replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"Hi Dave, have you had a look at any of my arrangements?  At last count I've reached number 482, all written in standard notation. For the past three years or so, I've used a sort of 'pseudo tab' by adding position indicators…"
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Jody Stecher replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"1) Yes, and put your left hand fingers down in the indicated chord position all at once. Don't wait for each note to appear on the page. It makes all the difference in the world for coherent and flowing playing. 2)  Ian, "broken…"
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thereallyniceman replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there classic banjo tab instruction books?
"Have a go at the Grimshaw "The Banjo and how to Play it" on the Tutor books page. I prefer it to Bradbury's and it has the great advantage that it is FREE. Learn my NUMBERED chord shapes as available for download below, and you will…"
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