Steve Harrison
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Steamboat Rag (1914)..Ernie Burnett aka Ernest Mario Bernaditto
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 on Monday.

Banjourine strings
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks on Monday.

 

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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Steamboat Rag (1914)..Ernie Burnett aka Ernest Mario Bernaditto
"Cool tune. I think the last minor strain was a commonly used as a 'improv' addition to many jazzy ragtime player's routines from the 50's. I love listening to Orchestrion stuff. Many years ago, the Smithsonian Institute Museum…"
Monday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"For comparison, I went with "16s" on my piccolo as I found my standard 17s to be too light (as opposed to the packaged "No 17" which are really 19s)."
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"Many thanks for all your suggestions, I may do a bit of experimentation before reaching a final decision...Steve."
Sunday
carrie horgan replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"Yes, I also prefer lighter gauge strings on my banjeaurine. I have used the set from Clifford Essex: http://cliffordessex.net/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=32&ccUser=t8bbsbe7ip3tqhia3kb1balq15"
Sunday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"I agree with one caveat: as total string length (as opposed to "capoed" string length) gets shorter, the string gets stiffer. This is simple (or perhaps not so simple) physics. What I have found is that when one builds a shorter scale, the…"
Sunday
Jody Stecher replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"I would use the same strings as on a full size five-string banjo. The banjeurine is tuned as a full size banjo sounds at the fifth fret. If the banjeurine scale (nut to bridge) is the same or close to the measurement of fret 5 to bridge on a regular…"
Sunday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjourine strings
"Just use regular strings, the neck should be proportionally shorter."
Sunday
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The Pop Corn Man..1910..Jean Schwartz.

This is the 4th. of Schwartz's tunes that I have arranged so far, one of his most popular and well known being China Town. It's a very good example of a rag two step that suits the banjo well.  My suggested fingering works when the 4th string is tuned to D. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.See More
Jul 24
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Down Home Rag (classic banjo)

"Hi Carrie, nicely played and your banjourine suits the tune as well...I still have some work to do on my banjo/banjourine conversion, I'll give this one spin when it's finished...Steve."
Jul 11
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Red Rose Rag..1911..Percy Wenrich

This is another popular song that I've arranged as an instrumental. I've included a recording made in 1911 by Dolly Connolly. Dolly was a star of Vaudeville and also the wife of Percy Wenrich with whom she toured the Theatres and Music Halls with Percy as her accompanist. A picture of Dolly is featured on the music title page. This one of my favourite ragtime songs. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.…See More
Jun 30
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My Kickapoo..1904..Harry Von Tilzer

This novelty two step was composed when Indian themed tunes and songs were popular, Kerry Mill's Red Wing and Abe Holtzman's Flying Arrow being two examples. Originally written as a song called 'My Little Kickapoo', this is an instrumental arrangement that I think suits the banjo very well. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.See More
Jun 28
carrie horgan replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Midnight Whirl..1909..Malvin M. Franklyn & Anotol Friedland
"Thanks Steve.  I hadn't heard Elephant Rag before - another catchy one! "
Jun 27
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Midnight Whirl..1909..Malvin M. Franklyn & Anotol Friedland
"Hi Carrie, there's an arrangement of Hot chocolate in the library written by our late friend, Hal Allert. There's also Elephant Rag which I did some time back, another good rag by Franklyn that strays from the usual ragtime formula. As…"
Jun 25
carrie horgan replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Midnight Whirl..1909..Malvin M. Franklyn & Anotol Friedland
"That's a cool tune I haven't heard before.  I think Malvin Franklyn also wrote 'Hot Chocolate', another catchy ragtime tune."
Jun 20
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The Midnight Whirl..1909..Malvin M. Franklyn & Anotol Friedland

This is an extremely good composition that is quite different from the conventional ragtime formula. I had to work hard to arrive at an arrangement that would work on banjo but I'm pleased with the end result. I was unable to obtain a title page for the original score. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.See More
Jun 19

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Steve Harrison

Hi all, Just a bit about myself. I live in the beautiful town of Malvern in Worcestershire, England. I have been playing classic and melodic style banjo for more years than I care to recall. I play an Alfred Weaver banjo made around 1903 and a Windsor popular made 1914ish. As well as banjo, my other instrument is piano accordion, not very fashionable these days but great for playing tradtional music, my main passion. I play occasionally for local Morris Dance sides arround Malvern. Having reached the grand old age of 60, I am semi retired which leaves me more time for my music and my other love, my two grandchildren. I'm about to start teaching my 7 year old grandson the Uke as an entry into greater things. If there are any other players in or near my location, please make contact...Steve.

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At 6:35 on December 29, 2010, Sylvia said…
Hi Steve, I'm a bit nearer to you than Rob, but still a longish way away , I'm on the Isle of Wight.    Was interested to read that you played for Morris. I am a member of the local Oyster Girls Ladies Morris team.  Might just bump into you at one of the Folk Festivals , don't yet know which ones we are doing this year though.   All the Best.  Sylvia.
At 8:57 on December 30, 2010, Sylvia said…
Hi Steve,the oyster girls were at Upton last year. I am only a beginner at Banjo and have found this site very helpful. I have also had a few lessons with Rob over the internet, great stuff this new technology. Will look out for you at any Festivals I go to. I have heard Rochester mentioned for this coming year. All the best. Sylvia
At 17:49 on February 8, 2012, Alan Sims said…

hi Steve ,ive just had my clifford essex frets redressed and set up .it sounds lovely and so much easier to play .ive got medium gauge strings .ive been playing about a year .would i be ready for a heavier set ,and would this change the action .how often sould change them i practice every day' regards Alan

At 17:56 on February 8, 2012, Alan Sims said…

how often should i change strings i practice every day regards Alan

At 20:13 on March 4, 2012, Tim Walsh said…

Hi Steve,

 

I've only recently been made aware of Classic Banjo through meeting another member David Greenwood.

I've only been playing a relatively short while and have been learning bluegrass.

I'm looking to broaden my playing skills in to claw hammer and Classic styles and from what I've seen of the tutorials on this site so far I think I'm in the right place.

 

 

 

 

 

At 7:31 on May 21, 2012, Mike Redman said…

Hi Steve, have you thought about transposing/arranging A Ragtime Dance (Scott Joplin) for the banjo, I was listening to it the other day, now can't get the tune off of my mind!

At 8:12 on June 14, 2012, dave brown said…

Thanks Steve

At 10:35 on June 20, 2012, Alan Sims said…

thanks for the tip Steve, that makes sence.three lines above .E. cheers.

At 11:13am on August 28, 2012, Alan Sims gave Steve Harrison a gift
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Thanks Steve.It sounds great.
At 8:59am on September 19, 2012, thereallyniceman gave Steve Harrison a gift
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I would personally like to thank Steve for all the work he has done on producing new arrangements for Classic Banjo and making them available for us all. Check out all his scores in the MUSIC LIBRARY.

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