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On "impossible" chord shapes

I've been giving some thought to the use of a six-string (5 long + octave string, not 6 long strings) banjo as a solution for the problem o…

Started by Mike Moss

7 Nov 29, 2011
Reply by Jody Stecher

Reading the Score or Memorising?

Bad news everyone, Gloria is away for a few weeks, so I am back! She is a sweet thing and very friendly, but quite a handful, as you can se…

Started by thereallyniceman

6 Nov 28, 2011
Reply by marc dalmasso

Banjo Lessons

Thursday evening I had the sad job of informing my long standing banjo teacher that I was going to have to take a break from lessons. I rea…

Started by Paul Tombs

1 Nov 25, 2011
Reply by thereallyniceman

Sans accompaniment

Following on from a brief discussion I had on Facebook what do we think are good tunes that work well without an accompaniment?   Most of t…

Started by Russ Chandler

4 Nov 25, 2011
Reply by Steve Harrison

Music wanted..Georgia Grind..

Does anyone have  banjo arrangement of Georgia Grind?..many thanks..Steve.

Started by Steve Harrison

6 Nov 22, 2011
Reply by thereallyniceman

Finger Exercises

As I've aged, I've found that the suppleness in my fingers has lessened which affects the speed at which I can play.  I spoke with a local…

Started by Steve Harrison

15 Nov 22, 2011
Reply by Steve Harrison

New "Classic Banjo" book now available.

Looks like former member Rob MacKillop has been busy!   Link to Mel Bay catalog site   These pieces are mostly taken from the Converse "Ana…

Started by Trapdoor2

1 Nov 17, 2011
Reply by Mike Moss

PSB Channel

From Tuesday, in the UK, the American Public Service Broadcasting channel is being shown on Sky channel 166. (What was the Information Chan…

Started by Steve Harrison

9 Nov 13, 2011
Reply by Russ Chandler

The Internet Banjo Orchestra -- the problems of tomorrow, today!

Well, following Sylvia's suggestions on the matter of recording an insane amount of tracks and combining them all into a "digital band" of…

Started by Mike Moss

2 Nov 6, 2011
Reply by Mike Moss

Copyright and classic banjo music.

My feeling is that all music should be placed unfettered into the public domain. The question of copyright for some of the older and least…

Started by Steve Harrison

11 Nov 6, 2011
Reply by Jody Stecher

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