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Olly Oakley plays Gallopade

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Amazing skills - haven't heard this one before, I think this a Cammeyer tune.

Posted by carrie horgan on July 14, 2021 at 7:22 — 2 Comments

Herbert J Ellis Banjo Tutor

I am keen to find any recordings of the introductory exercises from Herbert J Ellis, that I heard my father play on his zither banjo, and attempted to learn myself. Unfortunately I don't know the names of these pieces.

Also interested in purchasing a good quality zither banjo. I am in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Trapdoor2 replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Yes, the "Solo Banjo" part is written in E and A while the rest is written in A and D. The bass note "C" in the Solo Banjo part actually sounds an F (which is the lowest note on the Banjeaurine, tuned cFCEG).  Generically,…"
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Ethan Schwartz replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Re: Aurora March, am I correct that the "Solo Banjo" part refers to banjeaurine? Is that because the banjeaurine carries the main melody for most of the piece? I also wasn't aware that banjuerine notation is transposing, but I suppose…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Hal Allert transposed "Aurora March" into C Notation (if anyone is interested). It is in the library here. I'm not sure if he re-arranged anything from the original. Arranging a CB part for it could be as simple as just reading from…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Here is Aurora March, this does not have the cello part."
Tuesday
Joel Hooks replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Armstrong's big thing was divided bass, where the cello plays the roots on the beat and the 2nd banjos follow with the chord.   As someone who has played piccolo in a club setting, the piccolo part is dialed back. With marches I am…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"To me, there are two different arranging styles: "Club Style" and "Orchestral Style". As has been said above, "Club Style" is likely to be the most prevalent. I haven't read the Thomas Armstrong articles in many…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Thomas Armstrong wrote a series of articles on arraigning for banjo club that was published in the Stewart Journal. While "banjo orchestra" is the name that academia has decided to focus on, "banjo club" seems to have been the…"
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Edward Bettega replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion Music for banjo orchestra
"Thanks for the link to forgotten wisdom. What a great site. I've seen lots of ads in old journals such as Crescendo, Cadenza and S. S. Stewart's for banjo orchestra music. I haven't been able able to find any in the digital domain. I…"
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Music for banjo orchestra

Maybe a naïve question, but...how exactly did banjo orchestras work, musically speaking? I ask because I haven't found any recordings or sheet music collections. Were people extrapolating from published compositions for solo/duet banjo? Or was each…See More
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The Pop Corn Man..1910..Jean Schwartz.

This is the 4th. of Schwartz's tunes that I have arranged so far, one of his most popular and well known being China Town. It's a very good example of a rag two step that suits the banjo well.  My suggested fingering works when the 4th string is…See More
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"I built this banjo in 1975-76.  The neck is made from laminated slabs of walnut and maple with aluminum t brace down the middle. Ebony fingerboard. The resonator is from Richelieu, and the pot us unknown to me. After over 40 years, the neck is…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Ethan Schwartz's discussion LaBella 17 intonation issues
"If you are getting false strings from Labella they should know about it.  Since they are rectified there should not be a problem but I suppose it could happen.  I would contact them via their website and let them know. You can check for…"
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