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Knock Out Drops..(1910)..Frank "Henri" Klickmann 2 Replies

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Peroxide Rag (1910)..Dr. Calvin Lee Woolsey

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Funny Bones (1909)..Dr. Calvin Lee Woolsey

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Lonesome Mama Blues - Fred van eps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SJvohQlpTk

This is just one of my favorites of Fred Van Eps. Something about this song just speaks to me. Is there a score of his playing from this recording?

Posted by Byron Thomas on December 21, 2020 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

7 String banjo sheet music

I've been playing around with a 7 string banjo for about 6 months now and I'm am now looking for some 7 string sheet music. I'm currently working through what is available for the scan of  Ellis' Thorough School for the 6 or 7 String Banjo which is missing pages but is still a pretty solid Tutor. I already found posting with The Devil Still Pursues Her and Horace Weston's Grand March which are both great pieces if anyone ever wants to tackle them on the 7. Grand March is looking to be a…

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Posted by Byron Thomas on December 14, 2020 at 16:08 — 21 Comments

 

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Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion UK Banjo Alert
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion That Demon Rag.(1910)..William "Russell" Smith.
"Hi Marc, thanks for your comment. What I try to do with most of my arrangements is to combine both the LH and RH sections of the piano score by adding a few chords here and there or by inserting some of the bass runs to fill the gaps in the…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion That Demon Rag.(1910)..William "Russell" Smith.
"Very nice! I love that cover...but it looks so modern. Most rags (at least the ones I've been playing with) sound better as duets or trios. Of course, it allows more broader application of the original piano harmonies...but it adds the often…"
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"Yep very cool! Thx.  I should have it up and running pretty soon..."
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Trapdoor2 replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Nice Classic Banjo for sale on BHO
"Yah, who in their right mind would depict cats as servants? Those Victorians were mad! Hmmm. Too bad none were made left-handed. I would certainly buy a "Sinister" banjo...even if I couldn't play it."
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Richard William Ineson replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Nice Classic Banjo for sale on BHO
"Nothing in the banjo world surprises me any more but this latest discovery about Bertolle is certainly  food for thought."
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That Demon Rag.(1910)..William "Russell" Smith.

This is another of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra's tunes (MP3 attached) taken from the CD of the same name. It makes a good banjo solo but in my opinion would probably sound better played as a duet. It follows the orignal score closely but I had to…See More
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Richard William Ineson replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Nice Classic Banjo for sale on BHO
"'Berrie and Bertolle' were  a music hall banjo duet, they also made a few records and, I think, were in the famous 100 strong banjo band at the London Palladium c1912. I had one of these 'Dexter' banjos at one time, a very…"
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Milwaukee Matzen replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Nice Classic Banjo for sale on BHO
"Definitely sounds good to me!"
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Paul Draper replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Nice Classic Banjo for sale on BHO
"And here is my Dexter finger style.  https://youtu.be/Q0rWd-zGGso"
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A different kind of banjo contest/ Samurai style?

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Paul Draper replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Nice Classic Banjo for sale on BHO
"I have a “Dexter” made fretless a while back. It has a great sound. Here it is in action - one from Converse and two from Briggs, stroke style.    https://youtu.be/JJJiEAdx0Go"
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"Thanks.  I’ll check it out tomorrow.  Btw I have one of those “Dexters” - tho made fretless somewhere in its life.  It has a wonderful sound to it. "
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Milwaukee Matzen replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Nice Classic Banjo for sale on BHO
"Does anyone  have any clue on what it might cost to ship a banjo like that from the UK to the US?"
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Joel Hooks commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Nice job!  I do like the Bradbury book. For a little fun check out “Old Pennyroyal” in this Lansing book.  You might recognize the theme... https://archive.org/details/excelsiormethodf00lans/page/42/mode/1up"
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Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Nice Classic Banjo for sale on BHO
"I'd like that price better if it came with a good, clean, hard case."
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