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Fred and George Van Eps are featured in September issue of The Syncopated Times - it's well worth subscribing to The Syncopated Times if you are interested in early jazz and ragtime: https://syncopatedtimes.com/fred-and-george-van-eps-profiles-in-jazz/
Amazing skills - haven't heard this one before, I think this a Cammeyer tune.
I am keen to find any recordings of the introductory exercises from Herbert J Ellis, that I heard my father play on his zither banjo, and attempted to learn myself. Unfortunately I don't know the names of these pieces.
Also interested in purchasing a good quality zither banjo. I am in Stratford-upon-Avon
This is just one of my favorites of Fred Van Eps. Something about this song just speaks to me. Is there a score of his playing from this recording?
I've been playing around with a 7 string banjo for about 6 months now and I'm am now looking for some 7 string sheet music. I'm currently working through what is available for the scan of Ellis' Thorough School for the 6 or 7 String Banjo which is missing pages but is still a pretty solid Tutor. I already found posting with The Devil Still Pursues Her and Horace Weston's Grand March which are both great pieces if anyone ever wants to tackle them on the 7. Grand March is looking to be a…Continue
Nice SS Stewart Universal Favourite on Ebay Uk - scale length is just over 27 inches according to seller
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.
I Introduce the movie.
Starting today in the United States
Trailer:scene I play the banjo
in the New York Times:…
Added by Samurai Banjo on July 9, 2020 at 22:03 — No Comments
Frank Fairfield on banjo. Wowzers.
Added by carrie horgan on July 4, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments
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.
I'm in the market for a banjo with at least 24 or 25 frets. I've noticed fretboards extensions are usually only on professional instruments, with a few exceptions, which makes a lot of sense somewhat. I find if I had an…Continue
Added by Richard William Ineson on April 20, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments
Hi everyone. I am sorry if this isnt the right place to say sad news, but I dont know how else to let everybody who knew Brian, that he sadly died on Wednesday.
A big man with a big heart, so kind, generous and thoughtful I know he will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have known him.
Best wishes to you all at this very difficult time
Added by Jill Friendship on April 10, 2020 at 20:30 — No Comments
It is with great sadness I have to report that Brian Dingley passed away on Wednesday.
A big man with a big heart he will be remembered for his talent, his generosity, and his enthusiasm for everything to do with the banjo.
I have sorted out my BMG collection and have a huge number of duplicates for sale.As follows,
1925 - 1929 x 48 (2 missing)
1930 - 1939 x 116 (4 missing)
1940 - 1949 x 108 (12 missing)
1950 - 1959 x 120
1960 - 1969 x 120
1970 - 1976 x 76
Please contact me for more details,
Added by Keith Wilson on February 11, 2020 at 14:18 — No Comments
Following the sad death of Derek Hall (Kendall) just before Christmas, six top of the range classical banjos that I built for him will be coming up for auction soon. If probate goes through the likely date will be 9th March and the auctioneers are www.1818auctioneers.co.uk at Crooklands near Kendall. I can provide photos and info re the instruments if you would like to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Typical examples are Whyte Laydie…Continue
Added by David Stacey on January 23, 2020 at 11:32 — No Comments
Would anyone have an idea of a half decent A tilley 5 strings value . One for sale here in Canada for 350 canadian. it had the first five frets replaced with a brass plate otherwise not bad. thinking it may be a good player for classic.