A nice tune of the ragtime era, composed by A.J. Weidt, played by Patricia on parlor guitar and Eric Stefanelli on his new made parlor banjo the "Victorian "...
I was thinking about anew version with parlor guitar acc.

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Comment by Mike Moss on October 8, 2013 at 8:14

Delightful! A very polished performance, and the banjo and guitar blend perfectly.

Comment by Eric STEFANELLI on October 8, 2013 at 10:09

Thanks Mike ! We like also your banjo videos, you are playing with a great spirit !

Comment by marc dalmasso on October 8, 2013 at 10:27

Très bon , malheureusement , j 'ai pas pu écouter jusqu 'au bout ; le Victorian a cassé mes membranes de HP par sa puissance ...

Comment by Eric STEFANELLI on October 8, 2013 at 11:39

Thanks Marc, this new banjo is mounted with  my new tonering , who is better than the other i made, i equipped my flush frets banjo with this tonering also, i would be have a better sound  but the quality of this video sound is a little bad and is not representative of the real banjo performances.

Comment by TONY BRYAN on October 8, 2013 at 19:01
Bravo, Eric et Patricia! Un chapeau Arab n'ajoutera point.
Comment by Jody Stecher on October 10, 2013 at 15:14

À moins que, naturellement, ce soit Patricia qui le porte.  

Comment by Jody Stecher on October 10, 2013 at 15:18

In my opinion, by the way,  "parlor guitar" is a problematic label,  unless a dreadnought is a "parking lot guitar". "  Small guitars, as this video demonstrates, often have big sounds and are just as suitable for use in public performance as "concert guitars". This was so in the days of truly acoustic music, and in the microphone era they are often better than huge guitars as concert instruments because they don't "boom" in the microphone as dreadnoughts may do.

You know, there was a time when a open-back banjo suitable for Classic Banjo music was referred to by instrument dealers and historians as a "parlor banjo" —especially if it was nicely inlaid —and the music as "Parlor Banjo Music".  I believe it was Eli Kaufman who pointed out that the principal venue of an instrument's use  is not very informative as a name. If I remember right, he told Bill Evans "We don't call Bluegrass 'Parking Lot Music', do we?"

(for those not familiar with the exotic social customs at American Bluegrass festivals, there is typically more music in the parking lot than on stage, and often more people in the parking lot than in the audience when a band is on stage. "Dreadnought" is the name given by the Martin guitar company to its largest size guitar, and represented by the letter D, as in D-18, D-28, etc.)

Comment by Eric STEFANELLI on October 10, 2013 at 19:51

Hi Jody ! Yes you're right about the parlor guitar appelation , parlor is an incorrect term, as you know in french, we say "guitare de salon" , and Pat's guitar have a strong sound the body have less surface than a dreadnought but the body is deep. It is  less than "the PARLOT KING GUITAR" the sister of the well famed "parking lot guitar"who's sounding better than a parrot, because it have the particular to say twice notes than another parlor guitar, like a parrot, in french "parlor" can be translated as "parloir" a place or a room especialy where the people  are talking....And PARLOTTE in french refers to a people who is talking and speaking everytimes....Then i stop my "parlotte" !....;-)

About dreadnought i am thinking about turret battleship...

Nevroticly and friendly ! Eric...

Comment by Jody Stecher on October 10, 2013 at 20:06

Believe it or not, I understood all of that!  Congratulations on the new banjo and special tone ring!

I like smaller guitars. In my life I have only had one dreadnought guitar, but it is a 12 fret model, and has a shallow body, the depth of an OM, so the microphone never makes it go Hrrroooghmm.

Comment by marc dalmasso on October 11, 2013 at 6:14

also ; the " boudoir " which is a small room between the " salon " and the  bedroom

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