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Snow

Yay! At least it's snowing and will be a white christmas here on the classic banjo.ning site :-)Thank you Ian!Continue

Started Dec 23, 2020

Earliest Banjo Music Published in the UK

Hi all,any idea what was the earliest music for banjo published in the UK? Be it a tutor book or music score.Most of the tutor books don't have any years published in them....Continue

Started Oct 19, 2020

Savana zither banjo
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There's this auction on eBay:Savana on eBayI…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand Oct 7, 2020.

Strings for zither banjo
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Hi all,I'm about to buy strings for my zither banjos now and are looking at retailers for keyboard instruments (mainly harpsichord). I would be interested to try copper or bronze strings.Has anyone…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand Oct 10, 2020.

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Pär Engstrand replied to Aaron Jonah Lewis's discussion Help -- I've Sliced the Tip of my Right Thumb Off and I Have a Concert This Saturday...!
"So how did it work out? Did you manage to play the concert?"
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Pär Engstrand and Brett Lowe are now friends
Jan 10
Pär Engstrand replied to Brett Lowe's discussion Banjo in New Zealand 1860 - 1940
"Living in Germany I come across Waldzithers pretty often. I bought a refurbished one for about 90€ a few months ago. You could easily find a playable one for 100-200€. The shipping to New Zeeland might be costly, though. Just let me know…"
Jan 9
Pär Engstrand replied to Milwaukee Matzen's discussion What banjo brands and models are considered great for classic banjo playing?
"I would like to chip in with a few words, because I have the feeling that Nick and Jody are talking about slightly different aspects of the same thing. To show what I mean, I would like to take another example in a field where I am more…"
Jan 9
Pär Engstrand replied to Milwaukee Matzen's discussion What banjo brands and models are considered great for classic banjo playing?
"Well, I would say that there's plenty of music to play that doesn't go past the 17th fret. Probably more than you would be able to play in a lifetime. So I wouldn't worry about that. What I'm thinking is: do you really want to be…"
Dec 31, 2020
Pär Engstrand replied to Milwaukee Matzen's discussion Books on history of classic banjo? And, CD’s of classic banjo music?
"Just ask Joel Hooks! He knows everything! But on a serious note. Yes, that's pretty much it, I guess. And playing the music, playing, playing, playing.... No amount of reading would give the insights of first hand knowledge of how it is to…"
Dec 26, 2020
Pär Engstrand commented on Richard William Ineson's video
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L' Infanta

"Well done, Richard! I printed the music for that one to have a look at it when, as you pointed out, Joel said it was a milestone in banjo music and I realized I should play it in my "banjo history program". I still have to try it out! :-)…"
Dec 24, 2020
Pär Engstrand replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Cammeyer's Christmas Suite No. 2 Walt of the Dolls
"I would be interested in that as well. Although I might refuse to play it because of the title...."
Dec 23, 2020
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Snow

Yay! At least it's snowing and will be a white christmas here on the classic banjo.ning site :-)Thank you Ian!See More
Dec 23, 2020
Pär Engstrand replied to Milwaukee Matzen's discussion What banjo brands and models are considered great for classic banjo playing?
"Welcome to the wonderfull world of classic banjo! Since you already have a banjo, will (or have already done so) put on nylon strings, a new bridge and have the Bradbury book (or is there a book by someone called Bradley?), you are in for a…"
Dec 23, 2020
Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo
"Well, after playing it a couple of times, I picture it like this: The first two bars, the Fairy Queen makes a rather nagging statement. Bar three and four, Santa Claus tries to make a sothing respons with the Andante part being a longer statement…"
Dec 12, 2020
Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo
"Thanks a bunch, Richard! I don't want to be a pain in the ass but there's a quarter note missing at the right side of the scan of the first page (second page posted). Any chance you could repost that page? If, I promise to post a video of…"
Dec 5, 2020
Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion Zither Banjo
"There's absolutely no reason not to be minimalistic in things banjo as well: "I will own a minimum of ......(insert number of choice) banjos". :-)"
Dec 4, 2020
Pär Engstrand replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"Friction tuners on a zither banjo? I have never seen that before. Please post pictures of the banjo. That repair-work is called "buying-a-new-banjo". Lots of people on here do it all the time! :-)"
Dec 4, 2020
Joel Hooks and Pär Engstrand are now friends
Dec 3, 2020
Pär Engstrand replied to Joel Hooks's discussion E. W. Mackney's Banjo Tutor
"Ha! I really should, shouldn't I? :-)"
Dec 3, 2020

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