Steve Harrison
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He'd Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under (1913)...Maurice Abrahams
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Harrison yesterday.

The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Harrison Jun 19.

 

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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion He'd Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under (1913)...Maurice Abrahams
"Thanks Marc, I find the tune very infectious and it's turned into a bit of an earworm! The Lyrics are well written, they tell an entertaining story and are a cut above some of the other songs of that era. I've downloaded a batch of Billy…"
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion He'd Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under (1913)...Maurice Abrahams
"LOL. I almost sent this one to you...along with "The Little Ford Rambled Right Along". Both great hits for Billy Murray...and favorites of mine."
yesterday
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He'd Have To Get Under, Get Out And Get Under (1913)...Maurice Abrahams

This another of my arrangements of early 20th Century popular songs and continues my automobile theme. The lyrics were by Grant Clarke & Edgar Leslie. It was recorded by many popular singers but my favourite recording is by Billy Murray which I've attached. It's well worth a listen to put the arrangement into context. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.See More
yesterday
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The Unnamed Rag (1917)....Frank Pallma

This is a catchy one off rag by another mystery composer. I could find no info about him nor any other compositions which is a pity as this is rather good and suits the banjo very well. The score and midi are in the library....Steve.See More
Jun 19
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn
"Thanks Marc, they're on the to do list...Steve."
Jun 19
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn
"There's a couple of them on Perfesser Bill's site...which means MIDI and mp3 versions are available. "Automobile Two Step" by Rose de Haven "Gasoline Rag" by Louis Mentel I had to zip the two pdf files in order to get…"
Jun 19
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn
"How about "Automobile Two Step"? The midi is available on Perfesser Bill's ragtime site. I've always liked the cover on "Gasoline Rag""
Jun 19
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn
"Hi marc, maybe you could send me a couple of your scores and I'll see if I can banjofy them..Steve."
Jun 18
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn
"That is a nice little tune. Well done! I love early auto-related tunes...and have a good bit of related sheet-music. No banjo stuff though!"
Jun 18
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Automobile Spin (1899)..Grace Walls Linn

This is a pleasant tune and very much of it's time. It wouldn't have looked out of place in one of the early banjo tutors and it could easily have been written for the banjo. I've made a few amendments and banjofied a few bars and the end result makes for a tuneful banjo solo which is not too much of a challenge to play. The identity of the composer remains a mystery, I could find no other music written by her. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.…See More
Jun 18
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Sunbeam Intermezzo (1909)...Charles Leslie Johnson.

This is another good composition by CLJ and another that I overlooked first time round. I've combined the piano RH and LH to arrive at an arrangement that closely approximates the piano score. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.See More
Jun 10
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Golden Moon (1912)..Charles Leslie Johnson

When I was working my way through the tunes of CLJ a year or two back, this one slipped the net. It's a march/two-step which I've 'banjofied' and it makes a good solo for banjo. This  CLJ arrangement number 37. CLJ never wrote a bad tune in my opinion and this is no exception. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.See More
Jun 8
Richard William Ineson replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Peacemaker (1905)...Frank Sturtevant
"For my age group somebody should write one called 'The Pacemaker'"
May 31
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Peacemaker (1905)...Frank Sturtevant
"Thanks Marc, the composer still remains a mystery..Steve."
May 30
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Peacemaker (1905)...Frank Sturtevant
"Interesting! I found two more "Peacemaker" marches out there. Another one dedicated to TR (with silly "Mikado and Russian" themes) and one that is more modern. I like this one best. Well done!"
May 30
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May 29

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Steve Harrison

Hi all, Just a bit about myself. I live in the beautiful town of Malvern in Worcestershire, England. I have been playing classic and melodic style banjo for more years than I care to recall. I play an Alfred Weaver banjo made around 1903 and a Windsor popular made 1914ish. As well as banjo, my other instrument is piano accordion, not very fashionable these days but great for playing tradtional music, my main passion. I play occasionally for local Morris Dance sides arround Malvern. Having reached the grand old age of 60, I am semi retired which leaves me more time for my music and my other love, my two grandchildren. I'm about to start teaching my 7 year old grandson the Uke as an entry into greater things. If there are any other players in or near my location, please make contact...Steve.

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At 6:35 on December 29, 2010, Sylvia said…
Hi Steve, I'm a bit nearer to you than Rob, but still a longish way away , I'm on the Isle of Wight.    Was interested to read that you played for Morris. I am a member of the local Oyster Girls Ladies Morris team.  Might just bump into you at one of the Folk Festivals , don't yet know which ones we are doing this year though.   All the Best.  Sylvia.
At 8:57 on December 30, 2010, Sylvia said…
Hi Steve,the oyster girls were at Upton last year. I am only a beginner at Banjo and have found this site very helpful. I have also had a few lessons with Rob over the internet, great stuff this new technology. Will look out for you at any Festivals I go to. I have heard Rochester mentioned for this coming year. All the best. Sylvia
At 17:49 on February 8, 2012, Alan Sims said…

hi Steve ,ive just had my clifford essex frets redressed and set up .it sounds lovely and so much easier to play .ive got medium gauge strings .ive been playing about a year .would i be ready for a heavier set ,and would this change the action .how often sould change them i practice every day' regards Alan

At 17:56 on February 8, 2012, Alan Sims said…

how often should i change strings i practice every day regards Alan

At 20:13 on March 4, 2012, Tim Walsh said…

Hi Steve,

 

I've only recently been made aware of Classic Banjo through meeting another member David Greenwood.

I've only been playing a relatively short while and have been learning bluegrass.

I'm looking to broaden my playing skills in to claw hammer and Classic styles and from what I've seen of the tutorials on this site so far I think I'm in the right place.

 

 

 

 

 

At 7:31 on May 21, 2012, Mike Redman said…

Hi Steve, have you thought about transposing/arranging A Ragtime Dance (Scott Joplin) for the banjo, I was listening to it the other day, now can't get the tune off of my mind!

At 8:12 on June 14, 2012, dave brown said…

Thanks Steve

At 10:35 on June 20, 2012, Alan Sims said…

thanks for the tip Steve, that makes sence.three lines above .E. cheers.

At 11:13am on August 28, 2012, Alan Sims gave Steve Harrison a gift
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Thanks Steve.It sounds great.
At 8:59am on September 19, 2012, thereallyniceman gave Steve Harrison a gift
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I would personally like to thank Steve for all the work he has done on producing new arrangements for Classic Banjo and making them available for us all. Check out all his scores in the MUSIC LIBRARY.

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