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advice for player new to classic banjo

Hi folks, I've been enjoying trying to learn some of the music posted here. At the moment, I play on a bluegrass style banjo with fingerpic…

Started by Bell Foozwell in Classic Banjo

2 Aug 14
Reply by Bell Foozwell

Noisy Gut Strings

I have received gratis, a set of gut strings from CE to try out and assess. I've never played on gut before so how do I stop the damn thing…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

12 Aug 12
Reply by Joel Hooks

5 string Banjo America’s National Instrument.

I have recently discovered and old record album that I had not come across before and thought that I would share it with you. It contains s…

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo

14 Aug 4
Reply by carrie horgan

gut squeaks

hi use some baby powder on the strings it works a treat frank taylor

Started by frank taylor in Classic Banjo

1 Aug 3
Reply by Steve Harrison

Bayonne Belles

Bayonne, New Jersey, I imagine. I hope it is some distance from the "Jersey Shore". ;-) This is a neat little piece by L. A. Burritt. Sorry…

Started by Trapdoor2 in Classic Banjo

0 Aug 3

Clifford Essex Clipper for sale...

I hope this doesn't convene any forum rules, apologies if I have, but I'd like to give this group first refusal on a banjo I have for sale.…

Started by Russ Chandler in Classic Banjo

19 Aug 2
Reply by morten lind

Land O' Cotton (1902)...L.W.Lewis

This is a grand march and well suited to banjo. I was unable to locate a score and had to work from a midi. The midi was in Eb which I tran…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

0 Aug 1

Ragged William (1899)...Frank F. banta

This is an early novelty cakewalk best described as Rossini meets ragtime for reasons that will become apparent when you hear it. The first…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

2 Jul 30
Reply by Trapdoor2

Toad Stool Rag.....Joseph Francis Lamb

The date when this was written is unknown as it was one of a portfolio of music that was first published after Lamb's death. It was suggest…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

1 Jul 28
Reply by Trapdoor2

I Don't Understand Ragtime (1899)...Irving Jones.

This is another of my ragtime era song arrangements. If you can forgive the rather non PC lyrics, it's quite a witty and cleverly written s…

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo

0 Jul 24


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