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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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Posted by Paul Painter on November 15, 2018 at 18:39

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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Posted by Paul Painter on November 15, 2018 at 18:39 — 12 Comments

 

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carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion MORE additions made to the JF Memorial Library
"Yes, many thanks for all your hard work, Ian.  It is really appreciated.  Also, thanks to all the kind BMG doners for sharing their copies.  "
3 hours ago
Rob Murch replied to thereallyniceman's discussion MORE additions made to the JF Memorial Library
"Many many thanks for putting this up for us all to look and read through Ian. Blumming Brilliant!!"
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marc dalmasso replied to thereallyniceman's discussion MORE additions made to the JF Memorial Library
"Fantastic Ian . Thanks a lot"
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SSS Orchestra 2 Champion Fretless banjo from c.1890 - Rob MacKillop

"Cheers, Dow. Glad you like it. And I'm pleased you got something out of the Ossman uploads. "
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SSS Orchestra 2 Champion Fretless banjo from c.1890 - Rob MacKillop

"Rob I think that banjo and your playing sound superb! Well done and thanks! "
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Texican65 replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Vess Ossman life story in Hobbies magazine
"Rob....thank you VERY, VERY much! Ossman is my inspiration, and although I had read the English newspaper article previously, the Hobbies magazine articles are true treasures as well. I very much appreciate your willingness to share and upload these…"
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MORE additions made to the JF Memorial Library

For the last few weeks I have been spending all my waking hours scanning and Photoshop processing yet MORE BMG magazines for the John Field BMG LIBRARY.…See More
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Daniel Bradbury might attend David Wade's event

Midlands and North Banjo Rally at Clowne Community Centre, Clowne nr Chesterfield Derbyshire S43 4PL

May 11, 2019 from 12pm to 5pm
Saturday May 11th  2019  Clowne Community Centre, Clowne nr Chesterfield Derbyshire S43 4PLClassic Banjo – informal concert and trade stalls Doors open 12 Noon  Click here for more information or…See More
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The Sentimental Banjo - late 19th-century fretless, gut-strung banjo

"Haha. I  like that. Also your phrase "annoying clinical precision!" :-) Thankfully no one has ever accused me of that! "
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The Sentimental Banjo - late 19th-century fretless, gut-strung banjo

"Rob, re your PS:  yes!  the various stages of recording technology did have an effect on how people played. In our own times and living memory this was evident when digital recording first came in and was not yet perfected. All around me I…"
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"Thanks, Marc. I'm minded of Vess Ossman's complaint that when making his recordings he had to play as loud as possible, and never vary his dynamics. People then copied that, thinking it the "true" banjo sound. Converse and…"
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Jody Stecher replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Vess Ossman life story in Hobbies magazine
"Most curious!  I have read bits and pieces of the same interview in the earlier scans but this gives a more complete picture and also makes one wonder.  For instance what did Ossman mean about the fifth string being *technically* so taut?…"
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"A delight, Rob. This is how I often play at home (when I get it right). Sometimes it is difficult to tell how the tune wants to be played, esp. when we are trained to think "fast and loud". "
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Joel Hooks replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Strange Notation in Pizzicatto Polka
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