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Hello World, 26 Replies

Started by Jack in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Joel Hooks 10 hours ago.

No-knot tailpiece questions 20 Replies

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Sunflower Rag (1911)...Percy Wenrich

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How do I find a decent zither banjo? 6 Replies

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Banjos, minstrels and the royals... 1 Reply

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Quarantined? Nope...just retired. 15 Replies

Started by Trapdoor2 in Classic Banjo. Last reply by R L Vaughn Mar 26.

Eric Stefanelli Tubaphone 2 Replies

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I am even getting abuse from my friends!!!!!!! 4 Replies

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about classic banjo action 26 Replies

Started by morten lind in Classic Banjo. Last reply by morten lind Mar 25.

fourth string woes 10 Replies

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Dreams of Ragtime (1908)...T.W.Thurban 1 Reply

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Mar 25.

Bob's Chilli Rag (1921)....Robert E. Cleary 1 Reply

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Mar 25.

The Yankee Doodle Rag (1911)...Garfield Wilson

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Mar 19.

Clown Banjo Rally

Started by David Wade in Classic Banjo Mar 17.

Here is new one on me: What a handsome young chap! 8 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by nick stephens Mar 17.

Cullen and Collins 11 Replies

Started by Shawn McSweeny in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Mar 16.

Canned Corn (1910)..George Linus Cobb. 2 Replies

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WEAVER/CLIFFORD ESSEX FOR SALE. 2 Replies

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Bridges 9 Replies

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BMG Magazine collection for sale

I have sorted out my BMG collection and have a huge number of duplicates for sale.As follows,

1925 - 1929 x 48 (2 missing)

1930 - 1939 x 116 (4 missing)

1940 - 1949 x 108 (12 missing)

1950 - 1959 x 120

1960 - 1969 x 120

1970 - 1976 x  76

Please contact me for more details,

Keith Wilson

Posted by Keith Wilson on February 11, 2020 at 14:18

Banjo auction

Following the sad death of Derek Hall (Kendall) just before Christmas, six top of the range classical banjos that I built for him will be coming up for auction soon.  If probate goes through the likely date will be 9th March and the auctioneers are www.1818auctioneers.co.uk at Crooklands near Kendall.  I can provide photos and info re the instruments if you would like to email me at staceybanjos@hotmail.com.  Typical examples are Whyte Laydie…

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Joel Hooks replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"The mandolin hit big in the 1880s.  It is a funny story of mistaken identity.  I am not an expert but the story is easy to find. It all began with the touring act of the Spanish Students.  Prior to the early 1880s the mandolin was…"
10 hours ago
Jack replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"Can anyone opine what books are more current? Is current research only online or in journals?"
13 hours ago
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"I think a lot of this stems from the fact that you are citing out of date research. "
14 hours ago
Jack replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"Hi John, I think there may be a difference of opinion between sources, especially as the the term "classical." However, I am going to prefer this group's input as preferable (seeing, for instance, connection to the American Banjo…"
15 hours ago
John Cohen replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"I just went over your classic banjo section and there are still a lot of inaccuracies: Stroke style banjo was taught in many tutors, not just the Briggs tutor. You call it "minstrel style" but "stroke style" or "banjo…"
17 hours ago
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Hi Joel - yes, the COVID crisis is causing all sorts of disruption - a thumbs-up for your hard work.  I am a mental health worker so keeping busy and trying to adapt to remote working from home.  It was very nice to receive the latest ABF…"
17 hours ago
Trapdoor2 replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"Well said!"
18 hours ago
Jack replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"I appreciate the information. I will start mining it. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around A Notation. What you say about leaving a culture’s language rings true. Stewart helped me a little in his “Banjo. A Dissertation,”…"
21 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to Jack's discussion Hello World,
"AFA music, I am sorry for not replying sooner. A good start is the Library of Congress' Performance Arts Encyclopedia and search "banjo", "S. S. Stewart", "Baur", "J.W. Pepper", "Frank…"
22 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"I should sit down and cut some more of these out.  Bridges and thimbles have kept my shop time dominated.  I wanted to make more of the step stools as there was some interest there as well. Unfortunate I run a small factory that provides a…"
22 hours ago
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Thanks Rob, I think the Clifford Essex company sell one like this.  "
23 hours ago
Rob Murch replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Hi carrie, Just thought I'd upload this photo of tailpiece string tying on my Weaver."
yesterday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Sunflower Rag (1911)...Percy Wenrich

I don't think PW ever wrote a bad tune and this is no exception. It's ragtime at its best and very playable on banjo. The original score was in F and I've arranged it in G for ease of playing.The score and midi are in the library...Steve…See More
yesterday
nick stephens replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"definitely contact David Wade in Yorkshire, he knows ZBs and often has good ones for sale, likewise Keith Wilson is worth talking to also."
yesterday
nick stephens replied to Uncle Tacko!'s discussion Banjos, minstrels and the royals...
"good questions, I have no answers but I would be inclined to be sceptical regarding the old Queen as an entertainer ! I had heard about the prince learning banjo from the Bohees too, I guess we all have. I look forward to any answers you receive…"
yesterday
Uncle Tacko! posted a discussion

Banjos, minstrels and the royals...

I have been doing some research into minstrelsy for my book on the history of pierrots and wondered if there was any conclusive proof of the involvement of the royal family in banjos and minstrelsy in the late 19th century.I found this on a thread…See More
yesterday
Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Maybe they just misspelled the name and it should be         'not-less' :-)"
Tuesday
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Yes, the 'knot-less' name makes no sense.  However, it does look easier - you can just tie a normal size loop over the post. I've been practicing with string and watching fishing videos (who knew).  I like the 'double…"
Tuesday
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"This is not an alternative to the Fielding except in the sense that it is a tailpiece.  The sound of a banjo with one or the other of these tailpieces will be different from each other. Which is better is subjective.  I don't…"
Monday
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Thanks Marc"
Monday
 
 
 

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