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W.E Temlett Zither-Banjo 7 Replies

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Historical/original concert programs 8 Replies

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Turners 60 breakdowns, jigs and hornpipes. 2 Replies

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1880s A Tilley banjo value

Would anyone have an idea of a half decent A tilley 5 strings value . One for sale here in Canada for 350 canadian. it had the first five frets replaced with a brass plate otherwise not bad. thinking it may be a good player for classic. 

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Hi! Can anybody help please? I have trawled the internet for guage 20 nylon strings and can't find ANY! Nylon strings are hard to find and Andy banjo used to sell singles but no guage 20s anymore. Where have they gone? .... as part of a set or on their own they seem the best to me for 1st and 5th string Classic playing, so any help would be great!

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marc dalmasso replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion W.E Temlett Zither-Banjo
"Don 't put the original tuners to the garbage , may be , one day , you would like to set it up to the original condition"
4 hours ago
Jake Jeremy Glanville replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion W.E Temlett Zither-Banjo
"This is a very interesting banjo.  It is by W E Temlett, the son of William Temlett an aclaimed English banjo maker, who, in my view, was almost certainly one of the first to use the term 'zither banjo'.  Father and son fell out…"
6 hours ago
Jake Jeremy Glanville is now a member of Classic-Banjo
8 hours ago
IAN SALTER replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"Hi Par, In a recent post of mine, the subject of historical recreation was touched upon, with comments from Jody and Joel. My idea appears to be similar to yours, in that only the music of a certain period in time is played. In my case, I have set…"
11 hours ago
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"Thanks a bunch, Richard. I tried tremolo on non adjacent strings for a minute just now. Doesn't seem that impossible actually. I just put the right distance between index and middle finger and went for it. How it's supposed to be done, I…"
16 hours ago
Richard William Ineson replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
16 hours ago
Richard William Ineson replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
16 hours ago
Richard William Ineson replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"All of the many kinds of tremolo are explained in Hunter's book, including, I think, tremolo on non adjacent strings."
16 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"If a fast moving melody was played on the string in between it could work ....maybe... if the tremolo notes did not change quickly.  OR the notes are actually on adjacent lower strings fingered on upper frets.   OR it's a…"
yesterday
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"Never mind. I wont go that way. Sure, I like an occasional tremolo but not all the time! (like I would be able to play the rest "non-tremolo" stuff...lol) Looking at some of his music, some of it doesn't look humanly possible. How…"
yesterday
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"Hi Joel, thanks for your reply. Yeah, I was afraid it wouldn't be that easy... I did start looking in to some Magazines and found pretty quick mentionings of banjo solos being played in different concerts but that's not really what…"
yesterday
Joel Hooks replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"The best way is to read period magazines. For American publications try the Crescendo (available from the university of Rochester online) or the Cadenza (New York Public Library digital collections). You likely won’t find a set list. Most of…"
yesterday
Pär Engstrand posted a discussion

Historical/original concert programs

Hi all,back at practicing classic banjo since a few weeks, I notice my approach is a bit haphazardly, one tune here and one tune there, without any clear goal. To change that I thought it might be a good idea to reproduce a banjo concert/recital…See More
yesterday
German David Patarroyo posted a video

Emile Grimshaw's beginner exercise 14

This lovely piece belongs to the amazing (and sometimes hard to follow) banjo tutorial of Emile Grimshaw. Also, it's a small exercise in order to link to a n...
Saturday
IAN SALTER replied to IAN SALTER's discussion Turners 60 breakdowns, jigs and hornpipes.
"Hi Ian, Thanks for that information. It isn't the one I'm looking for, but it is a good collection of tunes to work through. The one that I lost has 60 pieces by Herbert Ellis and includes the 'Melon Jig' that Andy Chase…"
Saturday
Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Short(er) scale banjos
"Yes it has 22 frets. And yes this banjo  is anything but "normal".   I do see short scale 5 string banjos from time to time. One of my students has one. I think the scale is about 23 inches.  I can't say I like how it…"
Friday
Pär Engstrand replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Crazy Banjo
"Yeah, I've looked with confusion on that one as well.... :-)"
Friday
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Short(er) scale banjos
"Hi Jody, thanks for your replies (and the video. Really good playing!) I am hoping to find an even shorter scaled banjo, maybe 25.5 inches, unless the tone would suffer from that. Or at least try one first, before deciding. Maybe I just need to…"
Friday
thereallyniceman replied to IAN SALTER's discussion Turners 60 breakdowns, jigs and hornpipes.
"If you use the "Search Classic-Banjo" search box, at the top RHS of the home page, and do a search for "jigs and hornpipes"  you will find Joel's post of…"
Friday
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Turners 60 breakdowns, jigs and hornpipes.

I had to do a factory reset on my tablet and wasn't able to save the Turner book. I have searched the archives but can't find it. Can someone please tell me where it is or post a link? Thanks.Kind regards, Ian.See More
Friday
 
 
 

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