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Performer(s) Required Edinburgh March 27th 2 Replies

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The 'Possum's Picnic...

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Zither banjo right hand position 7 Replies

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Kalamity Kid (1909)..Ferdinand Alexander Guttenberg

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A Coon Serenade (1903)....M. H. Irish 2 Replies

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Gasoline Rag (1908)..Louis Henry Mentel 1 Reply

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Banjos for sale (Weavers and Cammeyer). 5 Replies

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Fuss And Feathers (1909)....J. C. Halls.

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Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque) 17 Replies

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He'd Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under (1913)...Maurice Abrahams 2 Replies

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"Length'ning Shadows" by Alf Bell 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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The Instrument for Intelligent People ! 8 Replies

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Golden Moon (1912)..Charles Leslie Johnson

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Clifford Essex Spanish Guitar Footstool Knockoff 20 Replies

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ABF Fall 2019 Rally Dates Oct. 3-5 2019 3 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.

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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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Sandra Woodruff replied to Sandra Woodruff's discussion Performer(s) Required Edinburgh March 27th
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Richard William Ineson replied to Sandra Woodruff's discussion Performer(s) Required Edinburgh March 27th
"What will they be required to do?"
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Sandra Woodruff posted a discussion

Performer(s) Required Edinburgh March 27th

Can anyone recommend any performers local to Edinburgh? It turns out Rob MacKillop doesn't play banjo these days.See More
Sunday
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Whistling Rufus

"Learning the ABF rally group numbers...."
Sunday
Paul Draper posted a video

Whistling Rufus

Slow, stumbling rendition of Kerry Mill’s 1898 composition
Sunday
Trapdoor2 posted a discussion

The 'Possum's Picnic...

Here's one I discovered whilst wandering about in my files.This one is currently available in the Music Library here...but the 1st page of the 1st Banjo's dots are from a copy in "A notation", the 2nd page is in "C notation"...very confusing.After I…See More
Saturday
Sean Peters is now a member of Classic-Banjo
Saturday
Jody Stecher replied to Pip's discussion Zither banjo right hand position
"The middle of the lap approach works well for people with long arms and/or very narrow waists and rib cages.  If I were to do that my right shoulder would be absurdly forward, twisted and bent.  That banjo player in Oh Susanna did not come…"
Saturday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Kalamity Kid (1909)..Ferdinand Alexander Guttenberg

The only information I could find about FAG was that he was from Macon in Georgia and an associate of J. Russell-Robinson, a composer and pianist with the Dixieland Jazz band. If you search the library, you'll find two JRR arrangements that I added…See More
Friday
Pip replied to Pip's discussion Zither banjo right hand position
"Yes, I use a non-slip mat as well. When I was first gifted the zither banjo years ago I had tried learning some basic bluegrass and clawhammer and had the it sitting on my lap like a lot of the modern banjo players (rather than my right thigh) and…"
Friday
Pär Engstrand replied to Pip's discussion Zither banjo right hand position
"Being an "early musician" myself, and therefore often around lute players, or rather theorbo players, those pieces of non-slip mat seem to be sort of standard equipment for the players. Often combined with a strap. I play the Zb with a…"
Friday
Profile Iconnick stephens and Bill Sharp joined Classic-Banjo
Thursday
David Wade replied to Pip's discussion Zither banjo right hand position
"I would endorse Jody's comment - zither-banjo bodies and modern fabrics do not go together! A roll of non-slip mat is about £1 in Poundland or Poundstretcher and comes in lots of interesting colours! When I did my z-b presentation down in…"
Jul 11
Trapdoor2 replied to Pip's discussion Zither banjo right hand position
"Yah, I tried that. Didn't like it. It is much more manageable for me with the neck strap."
Jul 10
Jody Stecher replied to Pip's discussion Zither banjo right hand position
"You know that non-slip padding that goes under carpets?  My local carpet store was happy to give me a small piece. I put a piece of that between the slithery  zither-banjo and my leg and that solves the problem,"
Jul 10
Trapdoor2 replied to Pip's discussion Zither banjo right hand position
"It is all about you and the sound you want to produce. The 'sweet spot' for you may be completely wrong for me and vice versa. My favored playing position on most banjos is over the neck/rim joint...but that varies depending on the noises…"
Jul 10
Pip posted a discussion

Zither banjo right hand position

Hi all,Being self taught I have relied upon the tutor books of the past when it comes to the hand positions and there seem to be a lot of ideas of what constitutes right hand position and how close to play to the junction of the finger board.See…See More
Jul 10
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Ballad No. 1 - Alfred D. Cammeyer

"Thanks Ian, I have seen this video ... it's really great. Still working on my right hand ... trying to find a sweet spot where I am happy with the tone and feel. I am playing closer the bridge than I used to ... this video angle is deceiving.…"
Jul 9
thereallyniceman commented on Pip's video
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Ballad No. 1 - Alfred D. Cammeyer

"Check this out. The Great Bill Evans plays Cammeyer ...check his right hand. http://picintv.com/post/6Pn88bNR8tI"
Jul 9
 
 
 

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