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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 thereallyniceman's discussion More BMGs added to the John Field Memorial Library
"Yes, you are absolutely right, Steve. Sorry about that!"
Aug 29
Pär Engstrand replied to thereallyniceman's discussion More BMGs added to the John Field Memorial Library
"Yes! Sadly, you guys in the UK had to learn that the hard way... :-("
Aug 28
Pär Engstrand replied to thereallyniceman's discussion More BMGs added to the John Field Memorial Library
"I might be considered young regarding this sublect, at the tender age of 46....But I have too much on my plate already and I have absolutely no qualification. And I live in the wrong country...."
Aug 27
Pär Engstrand commented on Pär Engstrand's video
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Andante and Waltz - Alfred D. Cammeyer

"Thanks alot, Rob! The cat always steals the show... :-)"
Aug 24
Pär Engstrand replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion How to undo a reset neck?
"There's truth in that! Although, as being mainly active in the early music scene, I always cringe a bit when I hear about old instruments being "improved" to stand up to modern ideals. Specially lots of old three stringed basses being…"
Aug 24
Rob MacKillop commented on Pär Engstrand's video
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Andante and Waltz - Alfred D. Cammeyer

"Wow, that does sound good. And your playing is definitely not as bad as seem to think it is. Good work. But the cat stole the show..."
Aug 24
Pär Engstrand replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Does anyone have a Zither Banjo for sale?
"Did you check eBay? There are 5 zither banjos that I would want to buy at the moment. If I would be in the market...."
Aug 23
Pär Engstrand replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Does anyone have a Zither Banjo for sale?
"Ok. I'll send you an email."
Aug 23
Pär Engstrand replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Does anyone have a Zither Banjo for sale?
"I have been playing with the thought of selling my Cammeyer Grade 2, the one in the video you commented on earlier today."
Aug 23
Pär Engstrand replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion How to undo a reset neck?
"Oh, I think we all here wish that! And there are plenty of playable zither banjos around, I feel. Maybe you don't have to buy the one you have your eyes on?"
Aug 23
Pär Engstrand replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion How to undo a reset neck?
"Hi Rob, nice to hear that you are into zither-banjo again! :-) The first zb I bought came in pieces. When I put it all together the neck was not flush to the body. It was confusing and even after I managed to get the rim round again it was still not…"
Aug 23
Pär Engstrand replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Terribly Sad News for the Classic Banjo Community
"This is sad news indeed. As a person with a special interest in zither banjos it is a bit like having the rug ripped out from under your feet. Who can we turn to now with questions about all things zither banjo? I fear that a lot of knowledge about…"
Apr 9
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?"
Jan 24
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

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