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250 BANJO QUERIES WORTH ANSWERING by Emile Grimshaw
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thereallyniceman commented on TONY BRYAN's video
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DESERT TRAIL

"How nice to see Tapis back on his camel. I hope you got the pretty one Tony :-) Superb playing and what a great sound from that banjo!! Keep them coming please.... and yes this is "another gem" from Joe, and Tapis."
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thereallyniceman commented on carrie horgan's video
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Buckwheat Barn Dance (classic-style banjo)

"A really delightful tune, sound and playing! Thanks Carrie...  I want a banjeaurine !!!!!!"
Jul 28
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion 250 BANJO QUERIES WORTH ANSWERING by Emile Grimshaw
"I can't help but think that this "banjo music is never written in keys that contain more than two sharps" is a shot at the "American System" of notation written in A and E."
Jul 25
Richard William Ineson replied to thereallyniceman's discussion 250 BANJO QUERIES WORTH ANSWERING by Emile Grimshaw
"Pedantry corner:-Emile should have said 'rarely' rather than 'never'. Morley's 'Ad Astra' has one movement in A Major and his 'In the Moonlight' has a movement in E Major."
Jul 25
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion 250 BANJO QUERIES WORTH ANSWERING by Emile Grimshaw
"If you DO locate your copy of The Banjo AHTPI please see if my copy of 250 Banjo QWA is nearby!   I can't remember where I put mine!"
Jul 25
Pär Engstrand replied to thereallyniceman's discussion 250 BANJO QUERIES WORTH ANSWERING by Emile Grimshaw
"Ah. Thank you , Jody! Now I don't even have to locate my copy of "the Banjo and how to play it". :-) I do have to say though, that I find the Position Signs are also sometimes helpfull to be able to find the notes. But then on the…"
Jul 25
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion 250 BANJO QUERIES WORTH ANSWERING by Emile Grimshaw
"The numbers of the questions correspond to the numbered tutorial points in The Banjo And How To Play It. According to its point 124, which follows a number of exercises in D major:  "The next sharp key would be that of A major with three…"
Jul 25
Pär Engstrand replied to thereallyniceman's discussion 250 BANJO QUERIES WORTH ANSWERING by Emile Grimshaw
"Oh. I just skimmed through some pages but there sure are some good questions in there! I think I will have to study the book and get the answers. :-) Something I would like to know: "124 Explain why banjo music is never written in keys that…"
Jul 24

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At 21:20 on January 6, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Glad you found us, Ian. Welcome.
At 20:11 on April 10, 2009, Jody Stecher said…
Wow, Ian, these are gorgeous, and not at all different iterations of basically the same banjo idea. I would imagine there's a good variety of tone and response. The Amboyna z-b particularly knocks me out. How does she play and sound?
At 20:36 on July 14, 2009, Mike Redman said…
The XX special was bargain of the year! I have one just like that and would never part with it, have owned it for 20 years. My old banjo teacher, Horace Craddy found it for me. Enjoy it, a friend for life!
At 9:52 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
Hi there Ian in Blackpool, its an Ozark 5 string. In the picture I'm at Art In Action an Arts Festival in Oxfordshire. I 'm also into oil painting as well as banjoing. I've just started learning classic banjo. Ive been playing for just over 2 years now. Started with Scruggs style then progressed into clawhammer. Found myself at a bit of a learning plateau kinda stuck too much at first position but recently i started to learn a lovely song called "Colorado Buck Dance". I found that classic style has really opened up the fretboard for me. One thing i'd like to ask. I play classic tunes the sameway as clawhammer, bare fingers and just using my thumb and index finger. Is this correct or should i be using threefingers as in scruggs style also should i be using picks or is it personel choice down to the individual.
From David
At 10:04 on July 29, 2009, David Layton said…
sorry i forgot to mention i live in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire.
At 20:25 on March 12, 2010, Adam said…
No worries, Ian ... I hope you get your video needs worked out ... Looking forward to your contributions!

All the best,
Adam
At 19:11 on December 4, 2010, Eric STEFANELLI said…
Thank you for your comment, you are welcome, i have many van Eps cylinders and Vess L. Ossman too, and of course many old 78r.p.m.
Only one about Tarrant Bailey J.R.
I am thinking to put some on this site, as soon as possible, because many are unknown, and i'm thinking aout many people who must be interrested to heard them, if i have sheet music i will post it in same time.
I like your performance on Morley's Palladium March.

Eric.
At 7:17 on December 20, 2010, Sylvia said…

Hi Really Nice Man,  you must teach your wife how to play Banjo, I reckon she could be playing second parts quite quickley then you could play duets like Eric and Pat.   Also she could become a member of this site and perhaps mine would not be the only female voice heard  :-)  

At 13:28 on March 13, 2011, Jan Bloom said…
I make banjos currently sold through Elderly Instruments.  These are a Farland style all wood beveled rim banjo 11.5 diameter.  Normal scale length is 25.5 for the clawhammer player.  However, they may be ordered direct with classic scales of 27 or 27.5.  
At 15:25 on April 21, 2011, Mike Moss said…

Thanks Ian, that's very generous of you. I'll have to dig out my "to-play" list (which is getting longer by the minute...) and see what I can extort, err... I mean, nicely ask for :)

 

I'm very happy with the sound of my banjo, by the way, now that I've converted it somewhat. The Renaissnace head and Chris Sands heavies give it a booming tone which is almost worthy of the old killing machines, and I'm getting some nice, thunderous bass notes with the appropriate picking technique. Gotta love how Bill Ball played those thunderous bass notes!

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