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No-knot tailpiece questions
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What is the best method to tie strings to a no-knot tailpiece?  I have a banjo which came strung with nylaguts and I want to replace the fourth with a silverwound (however, it looks too narrow!). Or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pär Engstrand 21 hours ago.

Xmas is coming....
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What a bumper year for classic banjo with the Morley Project album release by Aaron Jonah Lewis: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Dec 3, 2019.

Alternative to Chris Sands strings
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I've previously used Chris Sands nylon strings but I can't find them now.  I have one set of mediums left but I think my current ones are Chris Sands lights. I tried to restring with Clifford Essex…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Nov 1, 2019.

Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
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Hello - just asking for help on alternate picking in Queen of the Burlesque. In the first measure, there are two triplets and I am finding the fingering difficult on the second one.  The section I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie horgan Jun 25, 2019.

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Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
":-) exactly my thought..."
21 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Without the slots they are just "Knot" tailpieces. "
21 hours ago
Pär Engstrand replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"I think there's also different types of no-knot-tailpieces. I have one that has slots cut in to the knobs (in the beginning I thought all no-knot-tailpieces where like that...). I find those brilliant, if they are well made. The one I have…"
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carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Just uploaded a photo of the banjo.  It is an A scale banjo made by James Bowen (Griffin Banjos) with a 10" head - a ladies/parlour banjo, if you like.  Having some issues with stiff/swollen fingers and thought a shorter-scale may be…"
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Griffin Ariel banjo

A scale banjo
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carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Hello peeps - thanks, Ian - I use your method on my CE tailpiece but found the string too thick to do this with the fidlly no-knot tailpiece.  I practiced the 'Clinch knot' with garden string and then managed to secure a lighter 4th…"
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thereallyniceman replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"All the above is far too complex for me. This is simple, so simple even I can understand it:"
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Trapdoor2 replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Because of the spacing of the knobs, you can only get one loop around it with the wound (or thicker) strings. This needn't be rocket science, just something that will hold the modest tension of a banjo string. I tend to use a "clinch…"
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TONY BRYAN replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Carrie, This item appeared in the December 1956 edition of BMG, page 58.  Given that how to tie a length of nylon to the tail of a banjo is something that every classic banjoist has to deal with, it's a real puzzle that there is not more…"
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No-knot tailpiece questions

What is the best method to tie strings to a no-knot tailpiece?  I have a banjo which came strung with nylaguts and I want to replace the fourth with a silverwound (however, it looks too narrow!). Or is it better to get a different type of tailpiece.  I love the one on my CE Special - so easy to use.Here is the tailpiece and a rescued knot!  Wish I hadn't started tinkering now....I haven't got the necessary Scout's skills….…See More
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carrie horgan replied to ritchie thomson's discussion How do I find a decent zither banjo?
"Hi Ritchie - I think you're right that any Ebay Zither will probably need some luthier set-up/restoration work.  They often seem to have really high string action.   I collected one from an Ebay seller when I was in Kent last year and…"
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"Nancy says: Crisis? What crisis?!"
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carrie horgan replied to nick stephens's discussion come on Y'all, lets talk !
"Just been reading this months edition of Banjo Newsletter (I get the online edition).  It features a nice profile of Aaron Jonah Lewis by CB site member, Tom Ryan.  I was interested to hear about Aaron's approach to practicing and…"
Mar 3
carrie horgan commented on Pip's video
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All Alone - Alfred D. Cammeyer - 1932

"Beautiful - lovely to hear this piece with piano accompaniment.  "
Mar 3
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Feb 15
carrie horgan commented on Pip's video
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Valentine by Alfred D. Cammeyer on a Windsor Zither Banjo.

"Really lovely - nice zither banjo tone."
Feb 15

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Hello again...and some playlists

I have been a way for a while - I got distracted trying to learn some AJ Weidt pieces on the tenor banjo - but I now have the itch to start playing the 5-string banjo again.   

I thought I'd share some Playlists I created on YouTube for Sunday listening/watching: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6ujCgXt0SQrmdTyZ3WOJqLe2h2HxeYJ

Here is another one which is more ragtime…

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Posted on November 5, 2017 at 9:00

The Bell Chimes

A pretty little tune - this is the Herbert J Ellis version (but with the Dobson intro).  Hope you like this one, Ian (our resident Bell Ringer)

https://soundcloud.com/banjopickingal-1/the-bell-chimes

Edit by Ian:

I have added a Music player for Carrie's recording.

Very nice indeed Carrie, and a nice sounding banjo too. You sound better than my Handbell Ringing Team…

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Posted on November 1, 2014 at 15:00 — 8 Comments

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 19:03 on February 5, 2014, Alan Sims said…

hI Carrie , I realized after I asked you ,but that would be great . my email is jazzman3@btinternet.com

At 11:33 on February 6, 2014, Alan Sims said…

Thank you Carrie. I have put it in my learning folder.Have you tried zither banjo schottische .The tab is in library under David Wade nice tune and not to hard to play .

At 19:56 on March 10, 2015, Keith Wilson said…
Hello Carrie, Just watched your video, playing "The Jubillee".
Your playing sounds very tasteful on my old Stewart Banjeurine,
I recently sold it to Kevin @ Findajo !
Regards-Keith
At 18:45 on November 8, 2017, IAN SALTER said…

Hi Carrie,

I have really enjoyed playing stroke style from the Briggs' book on my tackhead but I'm finding the classic style much more satisfying, even at this very early stage. I'm taking it very slowly, working from 'Ellis's Thorough School' and as I'm retired, I have plenty of time to practice. I really do appreciate your offer of help.

If you, or any fellow players live near me and might fancy meeting up occasionally, please message me. I live near Eastbourne, East Sussex. I also travel to Oxfordshire every couple of weeks for a camping weekend so I could make a brief detour.

Best wishes, Ian.

At 16:48 on January 27, 2019, Clarke Buehling said…

Hi Carrie.

I started a msg to you, but my finger hit a button somewhere...away it went. You mentioned you liked City Point Jig. If you would like a copy I can send it or post it on this site somewhere. It's in "A" notation. Clarke

At 16:13 on April 24, 2019, Grace van't Hof said…

Thanks for the kind words, Carrie! I'm really enjoying getting to know this music so far!

At 14:10 on February 2, 2020, Jim lee said…
Hi carrie..just to say I contacted John alvey Turners and they do supply and fit calfskin vellums......just wanted to say thank you..Regards Jim

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