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Beethoven on the Banjo

So, inspired be Aaron Jonah Lewis project "Mozart on the Banjo", where he plays music by Joe Morley (a great album, by the way. Get it while you can!) and because 2020 is a "Beethoven year".Who would…Continue

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Historical/original concert programs
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Hi all,back at practicing classic banjo since a few weeks, I notice my approach is a bit haphazardly, one tune here and one tune there, without any clear goal. To change that I thought it might be a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand 1 hour ago.

Short(er) scale banjos
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Hi folks,I'm on the look out for a shorter scaled banjo. My only banjo suitable for classic style is my Clifford Essex Imperial and with a scale length of 26,5 inches, it is quite a stretch at times…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher on Friday.

Clifford Essex Imperial on eBay

Hi Folks,there's an Clifford Essex Imperial for sale on eBay now. A bit pricy I find, for the shape it's in. Or maybe I just got lucky with mine...…Continue

Started Jan 8

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Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion W.E Temlett Zither-Banjo
"Yes Marc, I still have the old tuners. Hope to be able to use them some day. Specially since they look so much better than the new ones... Thanks for your input, Jake. I don't play clawhammer on it so that's not really a concern of mine."
1 hour ago
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"Hi Ian, Thanks for your input. Yes, I had the same idea, that it somehow would get me "deeper in the tradition", so to say. I'm not sure it would work though, primarily because we live in a different time and therefore have very…"
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Pär Engstrand posted a discussion

Beethoven on the Banjo

So, inspired be Aaron Jonah Lewis project "Mozart on the Banjo", where he plays music by Joe Morley (a great album, by the way. Get it while you can!) and because 2020 is a "Beethoven year".Who would be the Beethoven of banjo music? :-)See More
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marc dalmasso replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion W.E Temlett Zither-Banjo
"Don 't put the original tuners to the garbage , may be , one day , you would like to set it up to the original condition"
23 hours ago
Jake Jeremy Glanville replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion W.E Temlett Zither-Banjo
"This is a very interesting banjo.  It is by W E Temlett, the son of William Temlett an aclaimed English banjo maker, who, in my view, was almost certainly one of the first to use the term 'zither banjo'.  Father and son fell out…"
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IAN SALTER replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"Hi Par, In a recent post of mine, the subject of historical recreation was touched upon, with comments from Jody and Joel. My idea appears to be similar to yours, in that only the music of a certain period in time is played. In my case, I have set…"
yesterday
Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"Thanks a bunch, Richard. I tried tremolo on non adjacent strings for a minute just now. Doesn't seem that impossible actually. I just put the right distance between index and middle finger and went for it. How it's supposed to be done, I…"
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Richard William Ineson replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
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Richard William Ineson replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
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Richard William Ineson replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"All of the many kinds of tremolo are explained in Hunter's book, including, I think, tremolo on non adjacent strings."
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Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"If a fast moving melody was played on the string in between it could work ....maybe... if the tremolo notes did not change quickly.  OR the notes are actually on adjacent lower strings fingered on upper frets.   OR it's a…"
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Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"Never mind. I wont go that way. Sure, I like an occasional tremolo but not all the time! (like I would be able to play the rest "non-tremolo" stuff...lol) Looking at some of his music, some of it doesn't look humanly possible. How…"
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Pär Engstrand replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"Hi Joel, thanks for your reply. Yeah, I was afraid it wouldn't be that easy... I did start looking in to some Magazines and found pretty quick mentionings of banjo solos being played in different concerts but that's not really what…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Historical/original concert programs
"The best way is to read period magazines. For American publications try the Crescendo (available from the university of Rochester online) or the Cadenza (New York Public Library digital collections). You likely won’t find a set list. Most of…"
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Historical/original concert programs

Hi all,back at practicing classic banjo since a few weeks, I notice my approach is a bit haphazardly, one tune here and one tune there, without any clear goal. To change that I thought it might be a good idea to reproduce a banjo concert/recital from around 1900. I have spent the last two hours trying to find a concert program with titles from that period but without luck.Does anyone happen to have one, or more, to scan and post here? Or at least list the titles. Or point me in the right…See More
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Jody Stecher replied to Pär Engstrand's discussion Short(er) scale banjos
"Yes it has 22 frets. And yes this banjo  is anything but "normal".   I do see short scale 5 string banjos from time to time. One of my students has one. I think the scale is about 23 inches.  I can't say I like how it…"
Friday

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