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Byron Thomas commented on Jerron Paxton's blog post Fretboard extensions
"Don't know if you found your extended range Banjo yet but I was surfing and ran across this one. Happy playing! Fairbanks / Vega Tubaphone No. 9 Plectum Five String 1925 Maple | Howie’s Stringed SPECtaculars | Reverb"
Jun 4
Byron Thomas replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Edmund Forman Sheet Music
"You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for you help! I really appreciate it!"
May 14
Byron Thomas commented on Richard William Ineson's photo
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"Thanks Joel! You always come through with good info. Do you happen to know if the pieces of music survive?"
May 12
Byron Thomas commented on Richard William Ineson's photo
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"I know this is really late but I was wondering if you had any scans of the music inside this tutor. I've been on the hunt for music published with the 7 string banjo in mind and this seems to fit the bill. I'm hoping to eventually run…"
May 11
Byron Thomas replied to Jim Abrams's discussion Arranging Music from Piano to Banjo
"If you want to understand the harmony part for your transposition, I suggest reading Complete School Of Harmony for the Banjo by William A. Huntley. I've been told that what he wrote had already been done in the classical era of piano but he…"
May 7
Byron Thomas commented on Byron Thomas's blog post 7 String banjo sheet music
"So I've been perusing for more 7 string sheet music and ran across a trove in the Turner's Banjo Journal's as well as Daniel's Banjo Magazine. I'm finding(an assumption without more dates) that the 6 and 7 strings started to…"
Jan 28
Byron Thomas replied to Samurai Banjo's discussion Reuben Reubens Paper Collection Released
"Hamamatsu city here I come! Gotta see that 9 sting banjo in person!"
Jan 5
Rob Murch commented on Byron Thomas's blog post Lonesome Mama Blues - Fred van eps
"Following this thread. It's a cracker of a tune and the score needs to be available for us all! Thanks Byron for posting this,"
Dec 22, 2020
thereallyniceman commented on Byron Thomas's blog post Lonesome Mama Blues - Fred van eps
"Sorry I don't have this... but would like a copy as it is a great tune."
Dec 21, 2020
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Lonesome Mama Blues - Fred van eps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SJvohQlpTkThis 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?See More
Dec 21, 2020
Byron Thomas commented on Byron Thomas's blog post 7 String banjo sheet music
"Thank you all so much for the assistance! This has truly been a wealth of information to be able to read. Does anyone have science to explain extra bass string reducing the power and brilliance of the top strings? I'm wondering if this would…"
Dec 21, 2020
Richard William Ineson commented on Byron Thomas's blog post 7 String banjo sheet music
Dec 20, 2020
Richard William Ineson commented on Byron Thomas's blog post 7 String banjo sheet music
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Dec 19, 2020
thereallyniceman commented on Byron Thomas's blog post 7 String banjo sheet music
"W.E. Ballantine Banjo Gems. My copy is a bit rough but I have added it to the JOURNALS and ALBUMS page JOURNALS and SONG ALBUMS"
Dec 19, 2020
Richard William Ineson commented on Byron Thomas's blog post 7 String banjo sheet music
"'Banjo Gems has ten pages (some may be missing) there are four pages of variations on 'Home Sweet Home' and five pages of what are described as 'Dance Tunes'. 'Columbia Breakdown', 'The Star Jig',…"
Dec 19, 2020
Richard William Ineson commented on Byron Thomas's blog post 7 String banjo sheet music
Dec 19, 2020

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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 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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