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What on Earth are these????? 7 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 5 hours ago.

"Armadillo" Rag Two-step (1911) Clarence F. Brown 6 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison 13 hours ago.

Dixie Flyer (1901)...A.E.Henrich..New Arrangement.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo yesterday.

Two more original compositions 3 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 on Wednesday.

Happy Days In Georgia (1899)...Chas. Keubler

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo on Tuesday.

"In Ole Alabam" (1900)...Hortensia Weisman.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Feb 13.

Original composition and playing 2 Replies

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THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN! 45 Replies

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Morley’s Palladium Rag - Piano Part, Anyone? 11 Replies

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"Come Take A Trip In my Air Ship" (1904) George Evans & Ren Shields 2 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison Feb 9.

Weaver Tailpiece Sizes 1 Reply

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison Feb 8.

Clifford Essex Professional for sale

Started by John Cohen in Classic Banjo Feb 7.

Classic banjo players from Germany?

Started by Pär Engstrand in Classic Banjo Feb 3.

The Lily Of Laguna (1898)...Leslie Stuart.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Jan 29.

What is the name of this tune? 3 Replies

Started by david caron in Classic Banjo. Last reply by david caron Jan 28.

Alabama Jubilee (1913)...George Linus Cobb

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Jan 27.

Alabama Jubilee Instrumental 3 Replies

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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

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 — 12 Comments

 

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Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"It is a wonder of human intelligence that these were ultimately co-opted for a much more valuable purpose:"
5 hours ago
Jurriaan is now a member of Classic-Banjo
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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"How they were fitted?  The right earlobe of the player was pierced as if for earrings. The end of the coil was pushed into the hole and the coil dangled from the lobe. The same was done to one earlobe of each audience member.  It was all…"
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Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"Is there any clue how they are fitted?"
10 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"I am going to say that they are alloy testers.  Each spring is a secret Gibson formula of brass.   There are still people selling magical tone enhancers.  At least this look like something, the ones on the market today are either…"
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion "Armadillo" Rag Two-step (1911) Clarence F. Brown
"Many thanks to Steve Prosser for a fascinating insight to his Uncle Clarence's family history...Steve H."
13 hours ago
Steve Prosser replied to Steve Harrison's discussion "Armadillo" Rag Two-step (1911) Clarence F. Brown
"BTW, I'm not a banjo player, I just wanted to tell yall a little about Uncle Clarence. Thanks. I'll leave yall alone now. S."
20 hours ago
Steve Prosser replied to Steve Harrison's discussion "Armadillo" Rag Two-step (1911) Clarence F. Brown
"I ran across this old thread while researching my family. Clarence Brown was my great grandmothers brother. We all called him Uncle Clarence. I remember him well. He was a tall blue-eyed gentle man, and a whiz on the piano. He and his wife had a…"
20 hours ago
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"Makes sense to me ! 8-)"
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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"These were developed by Vega for the proposed Boing-A-Phone banjo. The prototypes were disappointing and the model never went into production. Vega sold the coils to Clifford Essex at a loss. "
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion What on Earth are these?????
"These are early feedback attenuators. Zither-banjos, being what they are, tend to feedback harshly in certain concert halls. The acoustic reflection from the back resonant surface to the rear wall of the hall can escalate exponentially, the results…"
yesterday
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What on Earth are these?????

Available in 1911 and a snip at  5 shillings.If I had a Zither banjo I would buy a set :-)Any ideas on these as I have never…See More
yesterday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Dixie Flyer (1901)...A.E.Henrich..New Arrangement.

This is another updated arrangement of a tune I did some years ago. It's a good early cake walk and worth a second look. The updated score and midi are in the library...Steve.…See More
yesterday
Steve Prosser is now a member of Classic-Banjo
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Two more original compositions
"Ok, I've been messing around with "Thanks Joe". What's up with the third part? It is notated essentially in double-time but John plays it at the same pace as the rest (which sounds great). In order to resolve the apparent…"
Wednesday
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Duet in a minor by Johann Quantz 1697-1773

This is a flute duet arranged for classical guitar and banjo
Tuesday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Happy Days In Georgia (1899)...Chas. Keubler

This is another long forgotten early cakewalk which suits the banjo very well. I've arranged it in G from the original Key of F. It's not too challenging to play and is worth a try. The score and midis are in the library...Steve.…See More
Tuesday
Steve Harrison replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Two more original compositions
"Hi John, you've captured the essence of the 'old masters' very well whilst creating something uniquely yours.....Steve."
Monday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Two more original compositions
"Outstanding! The "Wild West", in my mind evokes the old TV western theme tunes I loved as a kid. Fits right in. "Thanks Joe" is such a delight! My favorite of the bunch. It has all the neat little raggy bits it ought to, just…"
Monday
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Two more original compositions

John Willis has kindly sent two more of his own compositions for Classic Style Banjo.and…See More
Sunday
 
 
 

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