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120th Anniversary of S.S. Stewart´s death
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Hi all!,Long time of my presence here. I have a small project for this 2018: I would like to give a small homage to S.S Stewart, considering this year is the 120th anniversary of his death.…Continue

Tags: stewart, orchestra, banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by German David Patarroyo Apr 20, 2018.

Finding a home?
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Apparently there is somene selling a banjo in Colombia. However, I am not so sure about this is in a really bad shape and apparently is quite old...maybe a kind of zither-banjo with a guitar…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Wade Aug 5, 2014.

What about these folks?

I have had a lot of fun thanks to the banjo tutorials that I have been using all these months. However I wasn´t be able to find information about the authors of these tutorials. I would to like know…Continue

Started Aug 13, 2013

Miss banjo international
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Hi all,I would like to share some information of interest: To whom it may concern: Subject: Miss banjo International The Colombian Committee of Miss Banjo International is looking for a nice old time…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by German David Patarroyo Mar 12, 2013.

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A banjo duet

"Look forward to that German"
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A banjo duet

"Thank you Carrie. It was kind of hard the first time I tried them (specially Marionettes), but it was a nice exercise. In a couple of weeks I will share a waltz of Joe (only the first banjo) and some other ideas I have on mind. A banjo duet will…"
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A banjo duet

"Lovely playing German - nice to hear the pieces played with both parts."
Aug 4
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A banjo duet 2019

A new glipse of the classic fingerstyle banjo. This time, in a banjo duet format. 00:02 Electric Dance (J.E. Agnew; G.D. Patarroyo: second banjo part) All pa...
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Searching for a mazurka

Hi all!

Long time but believe me, I have been practicing a lot, so in the future I promise new videos. I have been working on new tunes and I also would like to learn a tune I watched on the Rob´s Youtube page...¿Someone might have the score of "Mazurka" (wihtout more names)? I was not able to find one in the music library. Also, I am open for suggestions for mazurkas.

Thanks for the help and as usual, all of you have posted amazing videos! Sometime I…


Posted on September 25, 2016 at 18:22 — 3 Comments

A new tune?

Hi all,

In my last video I said that I am focusing in exercises to improve my left hand technique. However, I would no like to dismiss the fun (and the importance) of learn new tunes. Because I am working on the fingering of the frets in the middle part of the neck, I would like to know about easy tunes which use those frets. Any suggestion? :

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:34 — 3 Comments

The girls in the band

Some days ago I watched on youtube the trailer of a documentary called "The girls in the band" ( It is about the experiences of several female musicians in the major jazz period (30-60´s). Of course, they suffered a lot of discrimination despite their talent and skills.

Therefore I would like to know if you have an idea of similar situations in the golden era of banjo. Because the time…


Posted on May 15, 2013 at 0:28 — 10 Comments

A piece of history

Hi all,

Searching about the banjo phenomena in the 1900´s, I could corroborate that it happened in Colombia too. I share you a dissertation about music of the early XX here in Colombia (The author, is Colombian too). Despite it is in Spanish, you can find some pictures with Colombian banjo players!...I will let you know if I can find those banjos!.…


Posted on January 28, 2013 at 2:25 — 2 Comments

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At 21:53 on April 22, 2018, Steve Harrison said…

Hi German, this is probably the only Joplin tune I haven't yet arranged, leave it with me and I'm sure I can come up with something playable...Steve.

At 14:40 on April 26, 2018, Steve Harrison said…

Hi David, I've posted my arrangement of Solace, I hope you like it...Steve.

At 14:46 on April 26, 2018, German David Patarroyo said…

Wow David, that was fast. I hope I have the skills to make so fast an arrangement!!

Thanks!! I will certainly enjoy playing your arrangement!


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