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Selling FIVE banjos
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Advance notice for forum members. I'm preparing to sell these on eBay soon.1. Temlett zither banjo - as seen/heard on my recent videos/recordings £3002. Fretless SSS Orchestra 2 £9003. Fretted SSS…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob MacKillop May 30.

Free Cammeyer mini album!
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Here's a SoundCloud link to 27 minutes's worth of Cammeyer on a Temlett zither banjo. I hope you like it. Ian, let me know if you want mp3 files for your jukebox.I've loved exploring Cammeyer's…Continue

Tags: zither

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Jun 1.

Technique
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“To obtain the best possible tone from the instrument a delicate “touch” and diligent practice is required…One essential point…is to employ lightness and grace with every movement.” Barnes &…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob MacKillop May 15.

Eastman EBJ-WL for CB rep?
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Has anyone tried the Eastman EBJ-WL for the classic-banjo repertoire? All the videos I've seen are by clawhammer players, yet it is clearly based on a Fairbanks White Lady #2. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob MacKillop May 12.

 

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Rob MacKillop commented on Pip's video
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Exercise 23 & 24 by Emile Grimshaw

"Don't listen to them, Pip! ;-) The zither banjo was not created to sound like a regular banjo - what would be the point in that? Ellis shows two techniques, one for banjo (nearer the bridge) and one for zither banjo (near the rim/neck joint).…"
Jun 2
Rob MacKillop commented on Pip's video
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Exercise 23 & 24 by Emile Grimshaw

"Don't listen to them, Pip! ;-) The zither banjo was not created to sound like a regular banjo - what would be the point in that? Ellis shows two techniques, one for banjo (nearer the bridge) and one for zither banjo (near the rim/neck joint).…"
Jun 2
Richard William Ineson replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"I think that it was Cam's mate, J.W. Whittaker who discussed, in the correspondence columns of B.M.G. the question of pseudonym's being used by Cammeyer on some of  his compositions. Some of the names mentioned were, Nickolds, Agnes…"
Jun 1
David Wade replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"The late Hal Alert and I were working on the Camm Project a couple of years ago - we located 215 Camm/Ames pieces, we believed that there were others attributed to other pseudonyms."
Jun 1
Rob MacKillop replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Selling four banjos
"Zither banjo now sold. I forgot to mention a fifth banjo: Temlett Special Mozart - also for sale. "
May 30
Rob MacKillop posted a discussion

Selling four banjos

Advance notice for forum members. I'm preparing to sell these on eBay soon.1. Temlett zither banjo - as seen/heard on my recent videos/recordings £3002. Fretless SSS Orchestra 2 £9003. Fretted SSS Orchestra 2 £9004. Anonymous late 19th-century fretless £3005. Temlett Special Mozart - £300I'll be supplying photos, and will answer any queries.See More
May 28
Rob MacKillop replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"Well, there's enough to keep us busy for generations. "
May 27
Richard William Ineson replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"It being the Bank holiday and nothing much happening I went through the mouldering pile of Cammeyer music today, MacNaughton's list appeared in the May 1963 B.M.G. by the way. I have 166 pieces by Cam including some Mss which might never have…"
May 27
Rob MacKillop replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"Thanks, Danny ;-) "
May 26
Danielle Saxon Reeves replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"Great tunes Rob!"
May 26
Danielle Saxon Reeves replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"Strangely I've just been asked for some photos of my Cammeyer which I can upload if anyone's interested.... :)"
May 26
Rob MacKillop replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"Cheers, Pip. The Temlett seems a high-quality instrument, but you have to put the appropriate light strings on it. My first is an 0.08. Many zbs have not survived well, and really need an overhaul and set up. This might be the cause of the problems…"
May 26
Richard William Ineson replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"MacNaughton listed Cammeyer's output in one his 'Fives Court' articles in the B.M.G in the mid 1960s I think, correspondence followed from readers who filled in some gaps but I cannot remember the total number. I haven't counted…"
May 26
Jody Stecher replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"If you are getting sounds from lifting fingers on any kind of string instrument there is a good chance the reason is that you are pressing the strings too hard.  I can't think of a reason why a zither-banjo should make more of this kind of…"
May 25
Pip replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"Thank you for sharing these lovely recordings Rob. The one thing that has (and still is) taken a long time is to get a clean sound from the zither banjo with out bumping into other strings and sounds from lifting fingers etc Your recordings a…"
May 25
Rob MacKillop replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Free Cammeyer mini album!
"I have 105 pieces, probably the same as you have, Marc. "
May 25

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Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 8:05 on December 2, 2011, thereallyniceman said…

After a wander in the banjo wilderness, it is good to see that you found your way home. Welcome back Rob, from all of us, I am sure!

At 9:21 on December 2, 2011, Sylvia said…

Hi Rob, nice to see you back on classic.

At 9:41 on December 2, 2011, Mike Moss said…
Hi Rob! Your videos on YT were one of the things which inspired me to take up Classic Banjo. I'm very glad to see that such an exceptional musician is among us once again.
At 12:06 on December 2, 2011, Rob MacKillop said…

Thank you all for the warm welcome. Looking forward to seeing what you are all up to. 

At 14:58 on December 2, 2011, Trapdoor2 said…

Aye, welcome back Rob. Glad to see you here!!

At 15:24 on December 5, 2011, Sylvia said…

Hi Rob , thank you for the Buckley, the Baur looks good too. But must get some more ink before I start downloading that and your Mel Bay Book.

At 16:23 on December 5, 2012, Robert Dooley said…
Here in Minnesota we have four classic ban joists who would like to develop an ensemble similar to yours. We are searching for arrangements that would include a. piccolo part in addition. any information would be greatly appreciated.. a golfing friend of mine whose wife is an Edinburgh native enjoyed hearing your group and was surprised to hear that Scots were into that sort of thing. Robert
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