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Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque) 16 Replies

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He'd Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under (1913)...Maurice Abrahams 1 Reply

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"Length'ning Shadows" by Alf Bell 2 Replies

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Banjos for sale (Weavers and Cammeyer). 2 Replies

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The Unnamed Rag (1917)....Frank Pallma

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The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn 4 Replies

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Golden Moon (1912)..Charles Leslie Johnson

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The Peacemaker (1905)...Frank Sturtevant 3 Replies

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Selling FIVE banjos 1 Reply

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Easy Money (1904)...Amandel A. Tournade 2 Replies

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Clifford Essex Professional or Weaver

Just wondering if anyone has An Essex Professional or a Weaver they'd like to sell.

Cheers.

Posted by Andrew 'blind boy' Butler on June 14, 2019 at 18:54 — 1 Comment

Getting started

Hello there...well I started about 2 weeks ago learning to play the banjo...been working on Round Peak rolls...and some normal bum ditty ....i set up my banjo with a fiberskyn head and some nylgut strings...not really knowing about Classic Banjo...i was heading towards fretless playing after hearing some wonderful music.

I'm a jazz piano player by trade for over 45 years...and really didn't pay much attn to the banjo...and then going to the internet I found this music to be more than…

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Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"To be clear, and not quibblesome, though it may appear that way, using the index on the C would not be using the index "again".   It would be the same stroke that played the previous string.  Just drag it from string one to…"
31 minutes ago
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Thanks for your input Tony.  That was how I was approaching it but I was worried that hitting the C with the index again was 'wrong.'  I like Ian's suggestion of playing the F to E with a snap (and in the next bar) the E to…"
1 hour ago
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion He'd Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under (1913)...Maurice Abrahams
"LOL. I almost sent this one to you...along with "The Little Ford Rambled Right Along". Both great hits for Billy Murray...and favorites of mine."
1 hour ago
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

He'd Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under (1913)...Maurice Abrahams

This another of my arrangements of early 20th Century popular songs and continues my automobile theme. The lyrics were by Grant Clarke & Edgar Leslie. It was recorded by many popular singers but my favourite recording is by Billy Murray which…See More
6 hours ago
TONY BRYAN replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Carrie, QOTB has been in my repertoire since forever and I went back to see how I got over the problem you mention.  It seems I subscribe to Jody's suggestion of thumb on G, second on F, first on E, then slide the first over to C. …"
22 hours ago
John Cohen posted a discussion

Cello banjo for sale

I forgot to mention that in addition to the other classic banjos I have for sale, I have a large cello banjo that I'd part with. The rim is about 18'' in diameter and it has a long scale length. It's a "player's" instrument as it sounds and plays…See More
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Richard William Ineson replied to Trapdoor2's discussion "Length'ning Shadows" by Alf Bell
"I've never seen or heard this pretty tune before, thanks for sharing it."
Saturday
John Cohen replied to John Cohen's discussion Banjos for sale (Weavers and Cammeyer).
"Alright, the 10.75'' and wood hoop Weavers have sold. The 11'' is still available- I'd part with it for $500."
Friday
Trapdoor2 commented on Pip's video
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Ballad No. 1 - Alfred D. Cammeyer

"Beautifully played, very expressive. Well done!"
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Ballad No. 1 - Alfred D. Cammeyer

This is the one of the first pieces by A.D Cammeyer that I wanted to learn and it has taken a long time to get it to this point. Played on a Windsor hollow n...
Friday
Tom Ryan replied to John Cohen's discussion Banjos for sale (Weavers and Cammeyer).
"Hello John Interested in the wood hoop weaver 12 inch and the 11 inch weaver. Can you send some pictures please to tomryanbanjo@yahoo.co.uk and details of prices etc Many thanks Tom"
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Andrew 'blind boy' Butler and John Cohen are now friends
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John Cohen commented on Andrew 'blind boy' Butler's blog post Clifford Essex Professional or Weaver
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Jun 19
John Cohen posted a discussion

Banjos for sale (Weavers and Cammeyer).

I'm selling a handful of really great banjos for classic style. This time around I am willing to ship. For sale is:11" Weaver 10.75" Weaver (a stunner- don't let the size fool you)12" Weaver with new Clifford Essex neck12" wood hoop Weaver by Sydney…See More
Jun 19
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Unnamed Rag (1917)....Frank Pallma

This is a catchy one off rag by another mystery composer. I could find no info about him nor any other compositions which is a pity as this is rather good and suits the banjo very well. The score and midi are in the library....Steve.See More
Jun 19
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn
"Thanks Marc, they're on the to do list...Steve."
Jun 19
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn
"There's a couple of them on Perfesser Bill's site...which means MIDI and mp3 versions are available. "Automobile Two Step" by Rose de Haven "Gasoline Rag" by Louis Mentel I had to zip the two pdf files in order to get…"
Jun 19
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn
"How about "Automobile Two Step"? The midi is available on Perfesser Bill's ragtime site. I've always liked the cover on "Gasoline Rag""
Jun 19
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn
"Hi marc, maybe you could send me a couple of your scores and I'll see if I can banjofy them..Steve."
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