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Oyster Rag (1910)....Tom Lyle.

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NEW SEARCHABLE PDF Uploads to the John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY 1 Reply

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Sleepy Lou (1906)..Irene M. Giblin. 3 Replies

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A Celtic Morn - Emile Grimshaw 1 Reply

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advice for player new to classic banjo 2 Replies

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Noisy Gut Strings 12 Replies

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5 string Banjo America’s National Instrument. 14 Replies

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gut squeaks 1 Reply

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Bayonne Belles

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Clifford Essex Clipper for sale... 19 Replies

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Land O' Cotton (1902)...L.W.Lewis

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Ragged William (1899)...Frank F. banta 2 Replies

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Toad Stool Rag.....Joseph Francis Lamb 1 Reply

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Back due to overwhelming response here is the last Fred Van Eps recording. 4 Replies

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Darktown Coon (1904)...Benoîr Poiriet 1 Reply

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

 

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Joel Hooks posted a discussion

Fall 2019 ABF Rally

Don't forget to book your rooms for the ABF rally! ABF rallies are the only events focused on Classic Banjo. The tradition of the ABF can be traced back to the earliest professional and amateur banjoists including Frank B. Converse.It is free to…See More
yesterday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Oyster Rag (1910)....Tom Lyle.

This is another tune that I thought would make a good duet so I've arranged it with a banjo second. It's a very good medium paced rag by a composer about whom I could find no information. The banjo 1st, second and combined scores are in the library.…See More
Monday
Jody Stecher and Pär Engstrand are now friends
Sunday
Richard William Ineson replied to thereallyniceman's discussion NEW SEARCHABLE PDF Uploads to the John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY
"What a job indeed Ian, thank you for your indefatigable patience, future banjo fans will bless your memory."
Sunday
thereallyniceman posted a discussion

NEW SEARCHABLE PDF Uploads to the John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY

I have been away from the website recently working on a couple of major projects that I will launch soon, but I have also been back to my main hobby, for the last year, of scanning old BMG Magazines :-(I have now scanned 629 of them and what I job…See More
Saturday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Sleepy Lou (1906)..Irene M. Giblin.
"Hi Marc, That's an interesting video and a good example of how music evolves and cross pollinates in the folk tradition. Quite a few of the rags that I've arranged began life as traditional/old time tunes....Steve."
Saturday
thereallyniceman replied to Michael Reichenbach's discussion A Celtic Morn - Emile Grimshaw
"Lovely Michael!  We banjoists know a good tune and Emile Grimshaw was a great composer. You make it look so easy!"
Friday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Sleepy Lou (1906)..Irene M. Giblin.
"Cool rag. Well done! This is another rag that made it into the traditional fiddling genre (similar to Whistling Rufus). It isn't nearly as well known but my brain decided that it had heard (or read) the name of the tune somewhere (after some…"
Friday
Richard William Ineson replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Sleepy Lou (1906)..Irene M. Giblin.
"She wrote some nice rags, this is very good."
Aug 15
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Sleepy Lou (1906)..Irene M. Giblin.

This is a delightful slow rag from one of the female ragtime composers and is my current favourite. I originally arranged it as a banjo solo but was of the opinion that it would make a good duet, consequently I have written a second banjo part. The…See More
Aug 14
Bell Foozwell replied to Bell Foozwell's discussion advice for player new to classic banjo
"Thanks Jody. It so easy to find reasons to buy another banjo."
Aug 14
Jody Stecher replied to Bell Foozwell's discussion advice for player new to classic banjo
"Any decent banjo in good working order will work. This includes open back banjos, resonator banjos, etc. There may have to be some adjustments in set up.  Bridge height, tailpiece type etc.  But it's not like bluegrass where Gibson…"
Aug 14
Bell Foozwell posted a discussion

advice for player new to classic banjo

Hi folks,I've been enjoying trying to learn some of the music posted here. At the moment, I play on a bluegrass style banjo with fingerpicks, but at some stage I might be interested in trying these tunes on a banjo with nylon strings. Does anyone…See More
Aug 13
thereallyniceman commented on Pip's video
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Albumblatt - Alfred D. Cammeyer

"Both amazing and beautiful. That is how a Zither banjo should sound. Your video production is beautiful too. 5*****  or maybe even 6***** I love it !"
Aug 13
Trapdoor2 commented on Pip's video
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Albumblatt - Alfred D. Cammeyer

"Lovely! Beautiful playing on both instruments. Great video work too!"
Aug 13
Pip posted a video

Albumblatt - Alfred D. Cammeyer

Zither banjo solo with piano accompaniment. One of my goals this year was to record these parts together.
Aug 13
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Noisy Gut Strings
"Oh, I should be clear.  Those are nylon strings.  I would only use gut if I could get them on those sizes and they were the same price.  I am perfectly satisfied with using nylon."
Aug 12
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Noisy Gut Strings
"I get singles from Labella.  They offer them as “early instrument strings” in any size you want. .017, .019, .023, .024 wound, .017 are the ones I have settled on. That is in inches."
Aug 12
Richard William Ineson replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Noisy Gut Strings
"A lot the strings on offer these days are way too thick and some of the fourth strings pose a threat to the structural integrity of old banjos not fitted with a truss rod. They also sound 'dead' and 'slides' are impossible to…"
Aug 12
 
 
 

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