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Smith's Songs for Banjo
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Is anyone familiar with this book?  It's a lot of old songs with one-banjo accompaniment.  I'll list the songs soon.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by thereallyniceman Oct 26, 2018.

Banjo arrangement of Shanteler guitar piece
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I'd like to introduce a piece…Continue

Tags: piece, Shanteler

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Harrison Oct 20, 2018.

Mel Bay banjo books
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I just came across volumes 1 and 2 of Mel Bay banjo method books, by Frank Bradbury, 1967, which teach the instrument as classic banjo!  4th string C tuning, music notation, etc.  I see that you…Continue

Tags: Agnew, method, E., J., Bay

Started this discussion. Last reply by david caron Aug 13, 2018.

Accompaniments?
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Hello England and world from a small town in Southern Oregon U.S.A !  What fun to discover classic banjo, even 100 or so years late.The only piece I've worked on much so far is Colorado Buck Dance,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy Dary May 28, 2018.

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Randy Dary replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Original composition and playing
"Bravo John Willis!"
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Randy Dary replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A New arrangement for Christmas
"Now for the errata!  which some of you will have figured out already.  The only glaring one, or three depending how you look at it, are the seemingly random numbers in measure 38. They were actually supposed to go to measure 35, the one…"
Dec 20, 2018
Randy Dary replied to Steve Harrison's discussion My New banjo
"Happy Birth Week, Steve! You got me to thinking: I'm trying to decide if it would be better to be an 18 yr old in a 72 (in my case) yr old body, or a 72 yr old in an 18 yr old body.    I figure either would be better than what…"
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"Hi Randy we do have the Ellis' Thorough School in the TUTOR BOOKS section. Maybe yours is a slightly different version/cover?"
Nov 25, 2018
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"Sorry; that should be abebooks."
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"I've made a somewhat extensive list of the differences in pages between this one and the one on Tutor Books.  No idea which is older.  This one is very brittle.  I am trying to figure out how it may be preserved or resuscitated,…"
Nov 25, 2018
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I bought this on the abehbooks website. It came to me from Belgium to Oregon. Very bedraggled, as you can see. It also has numerous differences from the version in Tutor Books. No publishing date so I can't tell which is older.
Nov 25, 2018
Randy Dary replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Cotton States Rag (1910)..Annie Ford McKnight.
"Great work once again, Steve! interesting to find a piece by a female composer!  Where did you find it? Your output shames me.  I have some projects in mind but that's about all they are at present.  I also told Ian I'd scan…"
Nov 23, 2018
Randy Dary left a comment for Paul Painter
"Welcome to Classic Banjo!   I remember teaching a guitar class in which there were two ladies who played and taught piano.  They, like Paul, found the strings and frets very confusing compared to the way piano keys lay out everything very…"
Nov 23, 2018
thereallyniceman replied to Randy Dary's discussion Smith's Songs for Banjo
"I think that a scanned version in PDF would be the best to use on the website. It is better if you email it to me directly."
Oct 26, 2018
Randy Dary replied to Randy Dary's discussion Smith's Songs for Banjo
"Thank you, Ian! I’ll try to remember the jpg configuration . If you’d be interested in posting the book, I could disassemble it and scan as pdf, I suppose. First I will send you some representative pages, ok? See if it’s worthwhile."
Oct 25, 2018
thereallyniceman replied to Randy Dary's discussion Smith's Songs for Banjo
"That is a new one on me!  I edited your attachment to .jpg format which can be displayed on this forum. Sounds interesting!"
Oct 25, 2018
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Smith's Songs for Banjo

Is anyone familiar with this book?  It's a lot of old songs with one-banjo accompaniment.  I'll list the songs soon.See More
Oct 25, 2018
Steve Harrison replied to Randy Dary's discussion Banjo arrangement of Shanteler guitar piece
"Randy has sent me a copy of his score and it's well worth a look and listen. The transition between guitar and banjo works very well...Steve."
Oct 20, 2018

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