June 2009 Blog Posts (11)


Parcel #1 has arrived!

As you may recall, I received #2 first, back on May 21. Parcel #1 finally hit my doorstep June 25...a full month later. That's 6 days delivery for parcel #2 and 45 days to deliver parcel #1 (both shipped the same day). Ain't the mail system a wonderful thing!! :-/

To recap, Parcel #1 contains:

Carl Fischer’s New And Revised Edition of Celebrated Tutors (1890)

Sherwood’s Imperial Diagram Method for the Banjo (1892)

Van Eps Banjo… Continue

Added by Trapdoor2 on June 26, 2009 at 16:01 — 4 Comments

Marmion Schottiche

Attached is a version of Marmion Schottiche from Clarke Buehling's "Choice Music for Banjo and Banjeaurine." I play it in eAEG#B rather than standard C. It's played on my ca. 1880s Morrison with nylgut strings.

It's a rough recording - both in its playing and actual recording. But had I decided to wait for perfection I'd never post anything ... :)

Feel free to advise, criticize, or comment.

Finally, what do you folks use to record your tunes? If anyone has… Continue

Added by Adam on June 22, 2009 at 14:37 — 6 Comments

Florida cracker by J Morley


Added by marc dalmasso on June 21, 2009 at 13:45 — No Comments

gipsy dance


de Parke HUNTER ( BMG _ feb 1958 )

Added by marc dalmasso on June 17, 2009 at 12:36 — 2 Comments

Printable (?) Oriole

Added by Jody Stecher on June 15, 2009 at 17:30 — No Comments

Joint Effort at Transcription and Arrangement of Ragtime Oriole

Over the last few weeks, Ian Holloway in Blackpool and I in San Francisco have been tossing a ball across cyberspace creating a banjo arrangement of Ragtime Oriole based on the early 1950s recording of Fred Van Eps. Van Eps kept the original piano key of A flat and so have we. Basically we listened and transcribed and refined each other's versions and filled in the gaps left by the other and corrected our mistakes over time. I initially tried to be faithful to whatever I could discern of Van… Continue

Added by Jody Stecher on June 14, 2009 at 22:04 — 18 Comments

The Oriole Has Landed

Ragtime Oriole Van Eps

Added by Jody Stecher on June 14, 2009 at 21:30 — No Comments


Hi Gang
I was watching the Pete Seeger interviews recently by Tim Robbins. I noticed that Pete had a most unusual Bridge on his banjo. It seemed to have a couple of little 'outriggers' on it. This gave it four points of contact on the vellum. Can anyone tell me anything about it. I've never seen one before.

Added by Ray Jones on June 13, 2009 at 22:45 — 2 Comments

Continuing issues with PC...comments on OCR for music, etc.

Well, still having problems. The new Laptop is very nice, very fast. I was able to get my old data off of the previous computer's hard drives (a big relief) so nothing was lost...

Except email. It is still there but I've been unable to migrate it over onto the new computer. So, for the time being, I have only the addresses of people who've sent me mail since the new laptop went online...and no access to archived mail.

Also missing is TablEdit, my TAB creating program. The… Continue

Added by Trapdoor2 on June 13, 2009 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

many events in the world

of course , we are not on this blog to talk about political stuff . ; but i notice that there are many problems these times in the world and i guess it is just the beggining .

here ' s is a link about marcel Dadi ; marcel was the number one of the picking guitar in France ; unfortunatly ( and here is the commun point with the events ) , he was in the TWA_ 800 / 1996 flight in NY long island .

This is a lesson in videos , guys and marcel speaks in English… Continue

Added by marc dalmasso on June 4, 2009 at 13:14 — 1 Comment

Plinkety Plunk 1949




Added by Jody Stecher on June 2, 2009 at 5:00 — 1 Comment

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