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BERT BASSETT
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To all and sundry, near and far, banjoists in particular:I am trying to pull together some facts about the life of the banjo player and composer Bert Bassett.  Although he was rated as being up there…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn McSweeny Sep 9.

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Richard William Ineson commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"Anthony Peabody saved a lot of the Grimshaw arrangements from a skip some years ago, so if you're looking say, for a 3rd Mandola part or a Domra obligato he's the man to contact."
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TONY BRYAN commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"Thanks for the words of encouragement.  Is that really Mrs Thereallyniceman lying there amid the debris?  Poor thing! Anyone thinking of giving this one a try - which I heartily encourage - should go to the arrangement by Emile…"
Nov 28
Richard William Ineson commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"Very seasonal, very nicely played, must get the music out and give it an airing."
Nov 28
carrie horgan commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"Brilliant Tony (made even better by the wintry outfit)."
Nov 28
thereallyniceman commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"Brilliant stuff Tony!  We tried Skaters' Waltz with our handbell team and gave up very quickly as it is an extremely difficult piece. Mrs.Thereallyniceman and I even took up ice skating at the time to get in the mood, but she decided to…"
Nov 27
TONY BRYAN commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"You might like to see this piece I did for the current edition of the British BMG Federation Newsletter.  It's a bit out of the ordinary as it is a piece of 'classical' music on classic banjo. "
Nov 27
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Tony Bryan plays The Skaters' Waltz on Classic 5-string Banjo
Nov 27
TONY BRYAN replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY- UPDATED
"Ian, I am already using the OCR feature in these new additions to the JF Library to round off my bio of Bert Bassett.  It's a great help. The OCR is sometimes a bit approximate and I keep coming up with a reference to a banjo player by the…"
Nov 15
TONY BRYAN replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Essex Pierrot Concert: BOOK EARLY !
"Nick, You may have thought twice about putting up two bob for a reserved seat back in 1897.  According to the calculator of relative values, it's about the equivalent of £40 today, based on income.  Paying a fiver to stand at…"
Nov 12
TONY BRYAN replied to thereallyniceman's discussion John Field Memorial BMG LIBRARY- UPDATED
"Ian, you are a real trooper!  Thank you from all of us!"
Nov 5
TONY BRYAN replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Put me down for a Weaver!
"Er.... only three?  I have four of different shapes and sizes!  And I still deny that I am a collector of banjos - I just like the feel of them.  (No person of taste and discernment can have too many Weaver banjos.)  It's…"
Nov 1
TONY BRYAN commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"It may not be Bert's finest arrangement, though he was an excellent arranger, but it is probably his most poignant.  Bert died at the age of 43 of bronchial pneumonia, having been afflicted for most of his life with lung problems. …"
Oct 28
thereallyniceman commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"With all this talk about Bert Bassett I have just scanned an arrangement by him while scanning old BMG magazines. I don't know if it is his finest :-)"
Oct 28
Steve Harrison commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"The score for Bushrangers has now been added to the library, it's a copy of a copy but I've cleaned it up as best I could...Steve."
Oct 28
Jody Stecher commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"And Cammeyer composed music requiring long finger stretches as well.  Do we know for a fact that the various composers played banjos with similar or identical scale length? Banjos available to the mentioned composers would have had scales…"
Oct 27
TONY BRYAN commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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"Thank you all for the kind comments. Pär (alt-u-a) brings up an interesting point about fingering, and I wonder if anyone has also observed that different composers must have had different characteristics, given they all played banjos with…"
Oct 27

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