I have been interested in classic banjo for awhile now. Only know a few simple pieces, Spanish Fandango, Buckley's Copenhagen Reel etc. Bought the Chris Sands book a few years ago but it doesn't contain any beginner or intermediate tunes. I have been finger picking all along, bluegrass and various two and three finger styles but would like to learn more intermediate classic pieces. I'm not much for standard notation but learn tunes mostly by ear and tablature. I'm hoping this site can help me expand my repertoire.
I have several banjos and play in many styles. I play a lot of melodic clawhammer and love to play jigs. I also write for the banjo and my other instrument,the button accordion. For the last few years I have been leaning many minstrel tunes and have explored banjo origins on Akonting and Ngoni. My instrument for classic playing is a 1925 Tubaphone pot with an Arthur Smith neck. I set it up with Chris Sands Medium gauge strings, a five footed minstrel bridge and no knot tail piece.
This is my first blog post ever so I will click on post and see what happens