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What The Heck Are Tropical Strings?

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John Field Memorial Library UPDATE

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A Florida Cracker (1899)...Ellis Brooks.

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A useful accessory for our lady members?

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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 THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"Well...I misunderstood your query. I'm crawling back under my rock now."
1 hour ago
Dave Raphaelson posted a video

December Sunrise by Dave Raphaelsons

Original music for five string banjo
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Sean Downing is now a member of Classic Banjo
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carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"I'm finding it fascinating - I have just been reading some BMGs from the 1920s and Emile Grimshaw is posting scores for popular tunes of the day like 'Everybody Loves My Baby' and there is a running column 'The Plectrum Banjoist…"
yesterday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"Thanks, but if one happens to notice the first mention of TAB and "folk banjo" in the BMG please make a note of it.  Thanks. (You are supposed to include that TAB was used for lutes-- that is the go to answer.)"
yesterday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

By-Gosh (1906)..Nancy Bierbaum

For those of you that like The Sunflower Dance, you should like this. It's very similar in style and structure, albeit slightly more of a challenge due to the number of triplet runs, and it will certainly give your fingers a good work out. I could…See More
yesterday
Steve Harrison replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"Hi Joel, I've been adding fret numbers and position indicators to my scores for quite a few years, mainly for my own benefit as with such a large number of arrangements, it's impossible to commit them all to memory, consequently I sight…"
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"Joel, From what I've seen, there is pretty much a blank in TAB from the Brooks & Denton Gems #1 (1893) to Pete Seeger's 1948 "How To Play The 5-String Banjo". Pete's book was so influential (and his version of TAB was…"
yesterday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"As we are reading through these issues I would like to request that people keep an eye out for a couple of things. First use of "folk" and the banjo.  Also first reference to the banjo and Appalachia (I have been reading random issues…"
yesterday
Joel Hooks posted a discussion

What The Heck Are Tropical Strings?

I've been reading the BMGs (thanks again!).  In the past when I have read "Tropical Strings" I figured they were silk.  After diving in I have read several times that they were not silk... but what were they?See More
yesterday
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"Jackie and Edward, thanks for the information.  We are currently having  a problem with the NING servers that NING are currently trying to fix. This fault prevents the HOME page from loading correctly, BUT not all the time and only on some…"
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Edward Marshe Parslow replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"Jackie, are you going to the menu section which includes the Home and Discussion pages at the top of the page -- the last item should be the John Field Collection."
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Jackie Cook replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"I have noticed that the link to this collection doesn’t work. The only way I am able to get to it is via the email you sent. "
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Aaron Jonah Lewis - Banjoland, by Joe Morley

"Very nice indeed! Great job!"
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"Liquid Inspiration" Schottische.

"Sure!  We could do a Gibbs mini-medley..."
Wednesday
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Joel Hooks commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Liquid Inspiration" Schottische.

"At the first (and only) Banjo Collector's Gathering I attended, Carl Anderton and I worked up this and several other "short" duets.  We made videos too.  Then one of his daughters erased them before he could send 'em to…"
Wednesday
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Liquid Inspiration" Schottische.

"Thanks Ian.  And thank you for so generously scanning and uploading the BMGs!  Enjoy your well deserved favorite glass of "inspiration"!"
Wednesday
thereallyniceman commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Liquid Inspiration" Schottische.

"That is a goodie and so well played. A delightful little tune that doesn't look TOO difficult on the fingers. Of course that is easy to say, but we all know that NO Classic Banjo tunes are easy to play ! ;-) Super stuff!  I love the title…"
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