Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

A resource and gathering site for people interested in playing and constructing early banjos, and the history of minstrel music in America.

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Scott Danneker liked Tim Twiss's video
21 minutes ago
Grant Martin commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Taylor's Clog Hornpipe

"Very cool! Nice playing. "
9 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Scott Danneker's video
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Kingdom Coming

"(Or low bass if you wish, the 4th string 2nd fret is easy to fret...)"
16 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Scott Danneker's video
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Kingdom Coming

"Scot - give this one a try from the Buckley '68 (high bass):    http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/jubilee-1"
17 hours ago
Scott Danneker commented on Scott Danneker's video
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Kingdom Coming

"Here are a couple versions I have found on the…"
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Scott Danneker commented on Scott Danneker's video
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Kingdom Coming

"Hmm? Well.., good question Lisa?  Honestly I really don't remember the source, it just kind of worked out that way I guess.  That said, I'm reasonably confident that I found it somewhere online because you know my weakness with…"
yesterday
Strumelia commented on Scott Danneker's video
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Kingdom Coming

"So where did you find this notation or tab that indicates this tuning, Scott?"
yesterday
Al Smitley commented on Brice Alms's video
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Old Dan Tucker On Early Gourd Banjo.

"It's got a good sound!"
Friday
Tom Taggart liked Brice Alms's video
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Tom Taggart liked david caron's video
Friday
Brice Alms replied to Strumelia's discussion October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!
"I could, but I am planning on making another one soon. Maybe one of these days I will put a thick skin on it and see how well it works."
Friday
Strumelia replied to Strumelia's discussion October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!
"Brice, you can't install a new skin, using the same tack holes?"
Friday
Brice Alms replied to Strumelia's discussion October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!
Friday
Brice Alms replied to Strumelia's discussion October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!
Friday
Brice Alms posted a video

Old Dan Tucker On Early Gourd Banjo.

Briggs 1855 Banjo Instructor.
Friday
david caron liked Chris Prieto's video
Friday
david caron posted a video

O! Pray Goody

An old minstrel tune from Briggs' Banjo Instructor (1855)
Friday
Paul Draper replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Plus I have vital info on your middle name, which I will throw in for free "
Friday
Paul Draper replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Which you can still do if you want...."
Friday
Paul Draper replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Dang!  And I was going to suggest to you last night that you send me 10K and I would arrange all shipping and duty fees for you...  "
Friday

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Beware

Started by Steve Stroot in Uncategorized. Last reply by Paul Draper on Friday. 6 Replies

Halp! What is a trill?

Started by Chris Prieto in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tom Berghan on Thursday. 4 Replies

Fretting over fretless

Started by Steve Stroot in Uncategorized. Last reply by Al Smitley Sep 26. 17 Replies

New to old style playing

Started by Ryan Carlson in Uncategorized. Last reply by Strumelia Sep 23. 2 Replies

 
 
 

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