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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

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 yesterday.

Performer(s) Required Edinburgh March 27th 2 Replies

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The 'Possum's Picnic...

Started by Trapdoor2 in Classic Banjo Jul 13.

Zither banjo right hand position 7 Replies

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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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Posted by Andrew 'blind boy' Butler on June 14, 2019 at 18:54 — 1 Comment

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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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thereallyniceman and Jerron Paxton are now friends
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thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Back due to overwhelming response here is the last Fred Van Eps recording.
"Hi Jerron and welcome to Classic Banjo ! It is good to have another lover of Fred Van Eps here on the Forum. As you may have read he is my favourite player, and arranger, too. I have looked at the broken link and for some reason the file has been…"
11 hours ago
Jerron Paxton replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Back due to overwhelming response here is the last Fred Van Eps recording.
"This is my favorite tune on this album too. Could you up a copy of the FVE arrangement? The link is janky."
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Darktown Coon (1904)...Benoîr Poiriet
"What a pleasant little tune...with a terrible name. Ah well. I enjoyed hearing a snippet (first half) of the "orientale" leitmotif in this. "
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Jerron Paxton is now a member of Classic-Banjo
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Darktown Coon (1904)...Benoîr Poiriet

Poirier was a French Canadian composer and this is the only composition that he wrote that exploits the ragtime craze of the time, hence the rather non PC title. It isn't ragtime but it is a catchy tune in which double repeats have been used to…See More
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Milos Mudroch is now a member of Classic-Banjo
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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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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
Jul 14
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Whistling Rufus

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Whistling Rufus

Slow, stumbling rendition of Kerry Mill’s 1898 composition
Jul 14
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
Jul 13
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Jul 13
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…"
Jul 13
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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
Jul 12
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…"
Jul 12
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…"
Jul 12
 
 
 

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