Steve Harrison
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Pepper Sauce Rag (1910)...Harry Augustus Fischler
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 yesterday.

Queen City...A.J.Weidt.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 May 14.

 

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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pepper Sauce Rag (1910)...Harry Augustus Fischler
"I would think the gentleman has got a "Rheumatiz" in his foot. Gout is very specific to the big toe joint...and yes, very commonly made fun of as it was associated with the rich (and overweight), who could eat a lot of meat and rich foods.…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pepper Sauce Rag (1910)...Harry Augustus Fischler
"They did a couple of films where Oliver had gout.  Each time he had a huge bandaged foot."
Thursday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pepper Sauce Rag (1910)...Harry Augustus Fischler
"=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5KZuoIBDa8"
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pepper Sauce Rag (1910)...Harry Augustus Fischler
"No idea. My mother suffered from gout and there's no way she could stand any sort of a bandage on her foot. She complained that she had to stick her foot out of the sheet at night...couldn't stand anything to touch it. The bottle is…"
Thursday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pepper Sauce Rag (1910)...Harry Augustus Fischler
"Did the character on the title sheet eat too much pepper sauce so that he got gout?  Is that the joke? "
Thursday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pepper Sauce Rag (1910)...Harry Augustus Fischler
"Thanks Marc, I love the Skedaddlers recording, I've already put the other tunes on my to do list. Fischler published 7 rags so I might do the set...Steve."
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pepper Sauce Rag (1910)...Harry Augustus Fischler
"Another great rag, Steve. Well done! Looks like Fischler (or his publisher) may have had a thing for "hot" stuff. He published "Chili Sauce" and "Hot Scotch" rags too. The artwork for "Chili Sauce" is very…"
Thursday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Pepper Sauce Rag (1910)...Harry Augustus Fischler

This is another example of a classic ragtime tune that works well on the banjo. I've set the tempo slightly higher than that on the original piano score and transposed the key from F to G for ease of playing. There are two more of my Fischler arrangements in the library. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.See More
Wednesday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Red Onion Rag (1912)....Abe Oleman

This is an example of classic ragtime from Oleman, it follows the standard ragtime formula but is none the less a good tune that works well on banjo. I've added my usual annotation which is the way that I play it but it's very much open to personal interpretation. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.See More
May 29
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Queen City...A.J.Weidt.
"There are about 30 cities in the US that are nicknamed "Queen City" or "Queen City of something". Buffalo, NY (Weidt's birthplace) is known as "The Queen City of The Great Lakes". However, I submit "Beach…"
May 14
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Queen City...A.J.Weidt.
"Hi Joel, thanks for the info and your kind comment....Steve."
May 14
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Queen City...A.J.Weidt.
"Very nice! It was composed for regular banjo and published in Vol. 17, No 11 of the Cadenza.  That issue is missing from the New York Public Library's collection. It was later arranged and published for mandolin orchestra. That issue does…"
May 14
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Queen City...A.J.Weidt.

This march by AJW  follows the usual 6/8 march formula, nevertheless it's a good one and worth a listen and play. I took the arrangement from a piano score, I don't know if he ever arranged the tune for banjo so this is my effort. The piano score was in F, I've arranged it in C and moved around the octaves to get it all to fit. According to Wikipedia, there are three Queen Cities in the US, I don't know which of them (if any) AJW was referring to in the title.The score and midi are in the…See More
May 14
Steve Harrison replied to rick ceballos's discussion Clifford Essex Strings
"Hi Marc, I fitted a set of CE gut strings on my Windsor Pop 1 last year and after about three months, they began to 'feather' and became unplayable. I can only surmise I had a duff set...Steve."
May 13
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Blue Grass Rag (1909)..Ernest Samuel Williams.
May 10
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Blue Grass Rag (1909)..Ernest Samuel Williams.
"Hi Richard, I forgot to mention that in my write up, it does fit well with the rest of the tune..Steve."
May 10

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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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