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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.

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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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De Winnin' Coon (1901)....Erma Young

This is a simple cakewalk by one of the lesser known female ragtime composers. I could find nothing about her and only one other published composition. The rather non PC title refers to the winning of a cake for the best performance at a cakewalk.…See More
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thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field BMG LIBRARY: UPDATE
"Hey Carrie, I bet that Brenda Auden wouldn't be playing this the BBC Radio Children's Hour nowadays! BRENDA AUDEN on BBC RADIO Children’s Hour 1950 How times have changed."
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Joel Hooks replied to carrie horgan's discussion Female composers
"I have friends who knew Shirley, I'll ask them, but I am doubtful.  Later in life she turned her attention to becoming an expert in early American tinware.  She had stopped playing banjo but attended ABF rallies."
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carrie horgan replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field BMG LIBRARY: UPDATE
"Yes, just wanted to thank you for all your hard work Ian.  Great to see a cover with Brenda Auden from Liverpool - I grew up on the Wirral which is just a hop over the Mersey river!  I recall a while ago you posted a crackly radio…"
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carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Female composers
"Thanks Joel and Steve.  There were certainly many female composers of ragtime piano but we seem to be drawing a blank for compositions specifically for the banjo.  I do find that strange given that the banjo was a hugely popular instrument…"
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thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field BMG LIBRARY: UPDATE
"I am so pleased that the John Field BMG LIBRARY has aroused so much interest around the world!  I have received scans from all four corners of the globe :-)   Last week I received an email from Michael Reichenbach in Germany offering…"
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Francis replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"next Friday I will meet Claude Burnevitch. I will ask her for her opinion on this banjo and maybe she will agree to lend me hers for 3 minutes to compare..."
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Trapdoor2 replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"LOL, even when I am playing daily/weekly, I have always been very 'easy' on strings. I don't do it intentionally...I think I am so insensitive to losses in tone that I just play on and on. I replaced a third once because I accidently…"
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Steve Harrison replied to carrie horgan's discussion Female composers
"Hi Carrie, during my expeditions into Ragtime Land, I've not yet come across a dedicated banjo arrangement by any of the female composers although I have added some of my own to the library based on their piano scores. At the moment I have a…"
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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Nautical Toddle (1917)...George Linus Cobb.

When I first heard this, it reminded me of the sort of tune that could have been written by someone like Grimshaw. It's a medley of tunes with a nautical theme with just a touch of syncopation and it's well worth a listen. It begins with The College…See More
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Chris Cioffi replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"I understand, Francis, and it's of not much consequence at this point as your first banjo, but I thought to mention it just in case. When buying old banjos long distance, you never really know what work needs to be done anyway. Let us know…"
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Joel Hooks replied to carrie horgan's discussion Female composers
"That is a good question. SSS published works by Edith Secor and Ada McClelland but it is all in A notation.  I am currently drawing a blank for later compositions (post 1899)."
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carrie horgan posted a discussion

Female composers

Hello banjo friendsThere were many female composers of ragtime piano - Irene Giblin, May Aufiderheide, Sadie Koninsky to name a few - and many of these tunes were then played on the banjo however, I am curious as to whether any female composers…See More
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Francis replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"In fact, the banjo has already been bought (it was a present from my wife, as she wasn't sure - and neither was I - that I would persist, she didn't put a high price on it). Nevertheless, in the absence of a point of comparison, I find it…"
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marc dalmasso replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"Waouh Jody , may i have a copy of this recording ? …… Lol"
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Jody Stecher replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"It is by the same or similar method, Marc, that I know what musicians steal my musical arrangements. They copy errors I made in the recording studio. One British music journalist I know did a more extreme version is his record reviews.  He was…"
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marc dalmasso replied to Francis's discussion Nylon strings and nails
"yes , i know the word pip ;  in French , it 's   " sillet de 5 ème corde ." In fact ,  the names given  by translation in French is very important for us , French banjo players  ; as i used …"
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Chris Cioffi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field BMG LIBRARY: UPDATE
"Ok, Ok, Ok!!!!! As soon as I get  &15  15S  I'll buy a bloomin' Concert Grande before my next trip to Africa AND I'll learn some Bert Bassett tunes already..... ;-)"
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