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Zither Banjo
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Thank you CB friends.  I have decided to keep my zither banjo rather than sell it.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand Dec 12, 2020.

Interesting Cammeyer on Ebay UK
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Stecher Sep 3, 2020.

CE Special (wood-hoop) - question
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I am the surprise winner of a CE Special on Ebay - a surprise because I wasn't expecting to win!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Jul 2, 2020.

Clifford Essex professional
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Anyone know what the 20fret Clifford Essex Professional scale length is and did they make an 11 inch pot version?  I'm doing some 'looking-into' banjos with a shorter-scale than standard.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Jul 8, 2020.

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Steve Harrison commented on carrie horgan's video
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Grizzly Bear Rag (classic banjo)

"Hi Carrie, that was very well played, well done. I hadn't played this since I did my arrangement, you inspired me to test my aging fingers so I dug out the music and had a run through it this morning....Steve."
22 hours ago
Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's video
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"LOL. I used to teach banjo at a local coffee shop...and had students like that!"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Ha ha...oh dear, we've all been there!  Hey Marc, you might appreciate this little skit from Leon Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lv7o_hzllY"
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Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's video
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"LOL. When I started playing the viola, I had been playing Bach's Cello Suite prelude 1 on the tenor banjo (I think Rob MacKillop got me started on that). Of course, I was going to give it a go on the viola. Apart from my misery at learning the…"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"I agree Jody - It feels more natural and comfortable to play with all five fingers on the longer scale of a tenor banjo.  If it's good enough for Gerry.....!"
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Jody Stecher commented on carrie horgan's video
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"I see. I didn't understand at first because I was thinking about chord positions and also because for melodic playing I don't know any guitarists who use "guitar fingering". Some do use a fingering where each finger has its own…"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"I took a class and was told to try mandolin fingering for Irish tenor banjo even though I'm more comfortable playing (guitar?) fingering where index finger covers fret one and two, middle covers three, ring four and pinky five.  I…"
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Jody Stecher commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Carrie, I understood all of your reply except the part about shoulds.in Irish tenor banjo, and mandolin vs guitar. Can you explain please?  What I don't understand: Since no two competent Irish tenor players use the same techniques and…"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"p.s It's a calfskin head and I think the bridge is a Clifford Essex 'Morley' bridge.  "
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Thank you Jody!  Yes, I definitely play with the anchor down but I agree that players should play what is ergonomically comfortable (there seems to be a lot of 'shoulds' with Irish tenor but actually mandolin versus guitar fingering…"
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Jody Stecher commented on carrie horgan's video
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"I have a number of comments. First of all I LOVE the hat.  And then one of the pillows came to life and turned out to be an animal. Not a grizzly bear, possibly a dog. Whatever it was, it had a blue garment of sorts that was color coordinated…"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Oh great video!  Thanks Marc.  It's a good job that experience didn't put you off banjo!  I remember coming to my first lesson and the teacher gently telling me I had my fingerpicks on the wrong way round.  Bless."
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Trapdoor2 commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Bravo! I like this tune too. Makes me want to dance... Gaaak, my BG teacher was so hard on me for not planting both pinky and ring JUST LIKE EARL. We had several painful sessions where he taped mine together and made me play everything. He tried…"
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carrie horgan commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Thanks Ian - yes, it's an ingrained habit from my bluegrass banjo playing days.  I wasn't able to get enough elevation over the strings by planting my minute pinky so I started planting with my ring finger - it's a hard habit to…"
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thereallyniceman commented on carrie horgan's video
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"Great playing Carrie, and your tone on the CE Special does sound really good! DON'T PANIC, as we all know about the staring, evil, red video eye that appears when you click "record".  ;-) I notice that you plant your third finger…"
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SS Stewart on Ebay

Nice SS Stewart Universal Favourite on Ebay Uk - scale length is just over 27 inches according to seller

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SS-Stewart-5-string-banjo-open-back/293698799388?hash=item4461d0071c:g:-08AAOSwfZVfPpsQ

Posted on August 20, 2020 at 18:40 — 3 Comments

Ragging the Scale - Van Eps Banjo Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZYaoR-h6F8

A different version of Ragging the Scale than the one in the Original Recordings library marked as Van Eps Banjo Orchestra.  I wonder who the other musicians were - sounds like plectrum or tenor banjo.

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

Frank Fairfield

Frank Fairfield on banjo.  Wowzers.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGu9VrLprXA

Posted on July 4, 2020 at 13:30

Clarke Buehling interview

Just thought I'd share this on a youtube site 'Old Time Central'.  He plays: Lone Star Quickstep, Hot Foot Ike cakewalk and a twisty tune I'm not familiar with, The Hartford Jig. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJeDxalXMPs&t=326s

Posted on June 6, 2020 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 19:03 on February 5, 2014, Alan Sims said…

hI Carrie , I realized after I asked you ,but that would be great . my email is jazzman3@btinternet.com

At 11:33 on February 6, 2014, Alan Sims said…

Thank you Carrie. I have put it in my learning folder.Have you tried zither banjo schottische .The tab is in library under David Wade nice tune and not to hard to play .

At 19:56 on March 10, 2015, Keith Wilson said…
Hello Carrie, Just watched your video, playing "The Jubillee".
Your playing sounds very tasteful on my old Stewart Banjeurine,
I recently sold it to Kevin @ Findajo !
Regards-Keith
At 18:45 on November 8, 2017, IAN SALTER said…

Hi Carrie,

I have really enjoyed playing stroke style from the Briggs' book on my tackhead but I'm finding the classic style much more satisfying, even at this very early stage. I'm taking it very slowly, working from 'Ellis's Thorough School' and as I'm retired, I have plenty of time to practice. I really do appreciate your offer of help.

If you, or any fellow players live near me and might fancy meeting up occasionally, please message me. I live near Eastbourne, East Sussex. I also travel to Oxfordshire every couple of weeks for a camping weekend so I could make a brief detour.

Best wishes, Ian.

At 16:48 on January 27, 2019, Clarke Buehling said…

Hi Carrie.

I started a msg to you, but my finger hit a button somewhere...away it went. You mentioned you liked City Point Jig. If you would like a copy I can send it or post it on this site somewhere. It's in "A" notation. Clarke

At 16:13 on April 24, 2019, Grace van't Hof said…

Thanks for the kind words, Carrie! I'm really enjoying getting to know this music so far!

At 14:10 on February 2, 2020, Jim lee said…
Hi carrie..just to say I contacted John alvey Turners and they do supply and fit calfskin vellums......just wanted to say thank you..Regards Jim

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