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12" hoop banjo 17 Replies

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Ragged Edges (1911)..Otto Frey

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Tarrant Bailey Jnr. Recording. Now I know what this tune called (I think) 11 Replies

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Sleepy Sidney (1908).... Archie Ward Scheu.

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The Georgia Rag (1908)....Albert Gumble

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The Bolo Rag (1908)..Albert Gumble

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Banjo in New Zealand 1860 - 1940 25 Replies

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Turner's Banjo Monthly No. 153 39 Replies

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Bugs Rag (1913)..Nina B. Kohler

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Invercargill March

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Lawrence Wright 1st Banjo Album 1 Reply

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Turner's Banjo Budget Timeline.

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Lonesome Mama Blues - Fred van eps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SJvohQlpTk

This is just one of my favorites of Fred Van Eps. Something about this song just speaks to me. Is there a score of his playing from this recording?

Posted by Byron Thomas on December 21, 2020 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

7 String banjo sheet music

I've been playing around with a 7 string banjo for about 6 months now and I'm am now looking for some 7 string sheet music. I'm currently working through what is available for the scan of  Ellis' Thorough School for the 6 or 7 String Banjo which is missing pages but is still a pretty solid Tutor. I already found posting with The Devil Still Pursues Her and Horace Weston's Grand March which are both great pieces if anyone ever wants to tackle them on the 7. Grand March is looking to be a…

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thereallyniceman replied to David griffiths's discussion 12" hoop banjo
"Hi Marc! Happy New Year to you and the family. Those Merrimans are beautiful looking banjos.  I guess that we will never know how the fingerboard widths were decided... Did the maker have a way of measuring or supply a finger chart for when the…"
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marc dalmasso replied to David griffiths's discussion 12" hoop banjo
"For my part , i prefer  instruments with a wide neck at the nut ; it 's true that the size at the nut  is not always the same , even in the same model of the same brand ; I guess it 's up to the luthier ' idea , up to the…"
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Steve Harrison commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Hi Carrie, that was very well played, well done. I hadn't played this since I did my arrangement, you inspired me to test my aging fingers so I dug out the music and had a run through it this morning....Steve."
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Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's video
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"LOL. I used to teach banjo at a local coffee shop...and had students like that!"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Ha ha...oh dear, we've all been there!  Hey Marc, you might appreciate this little skit from Leon Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lv7o_hzllY"
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Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's video
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"LOL. When I started playing the viola, I had been playing Bach's Cello Suite prelude 1 on the tenor banjo (I think Rob MacKillop got me started on that). Of course, I was going to give it a go on the viola. Apart from my misery at learning the…"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"I agree Jody - It feels more natural and comfortable to play with all five fingers on the longer scale of a tenor banjo.  If it's good enough for Gerry.....!"
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Jody Stecher commented on carrie horgan's video
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"I see. I didn't understand at first because I was thinking about chord positions and also because for melodic playing I don't know any guitarists who use "guitar fingering". Some do use a fingering where each finger has its own…"
yesterday
Joel Hooks replied to Brett Lowe's discussion Music for the Library
"Ah!  I misunderstood.  I did not get that it was posted here. Thanks for sharing these!"
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Brett Lowe replied to Brett Lowe's discussion Music for the Library
"Hello Joel,  The music is all here on this site in the music library.  I tried to create links to each individual piece, but can't work out how or if it is possible to do so. Sorry for any inconvenience.  If it is easier for you,…"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"I took a class and was told to try mandolin fingering for Irish tenor banjo even though I'm more comfortable playing (guitar?) fingering where index finger covers fret one and two, middle covers three, ring four and pinky five.  I…"
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Aaron Jonah Lewis replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Help -- I've Sliced the Tip of my Right Thumb Off and I Have a Concert This Saturday...!
"No, the concert has been postponed to 20 Feb. I’ll post the link here but you’d have to be up very late to see it in Europe. Showtime is 7:30pm Eastern US time... https://www.crowdcast.io/e/blacksmith-shop-concerts-5 Thanks for…"
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Jody Stecher commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Carrie, I understood all of your reply except the part about shoulds.in Irish tenor banjo, and mandolin vs guitar. Can you explain please?  What I don't understand: Since no two competent Irish tenor players use the same techniques and…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Brett Lowe's discussion Music for the Library
"Hi Brett, this is great! Do you have a link to the scores for download?"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"p.s It's a calfskin head and I think the bridge is a Clifford Essex 'Morley' bridge.  "
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Thank you Jody!  Yes, I definitely play with the anchor down but I agree that players should play what is ergonomically comfortable (there seems to be a lot of 'shoulds' with Irish tenor but actually mandolin versus guitar fingering…"
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Jody Stecher commented on carrie horgan's video
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"I have a number of comments. First of all I LOVE the hat.  And then one of the pillows came to life and turned out to be an animal. Not a grizzly bear, possibly a dog. Whatever it was, it had a blue garment of sorts that was color coordinated…"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Oh great video!  Thanks Marc.  It's a good job that experience didn't put you off banjo!  I remember coming to my first lesson and the teacher gently telling me I had my fingerpicks on the wrong way round.  Bless."
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Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Bravo! I like this tune too. Makes me want to dance... Gaaak, my BG teacher was so hard on me for not planting both pinky and ring JUST LIKE EARL. We had several painful sessions where he taped mine together and made me play everything. He tried…"
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