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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Bandurand Polka

"This series of vids turned out really great. You make them tunes seem much easier to play than they are and I enjoyed the guitar players thumb strumming too."
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...we put up with such
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Chris Prieto replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself
"Dang never knew he died before it's publication"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself
"Briggs was dead (d. 1854) and the book is somewhat of a "tribute"."
Saturday
Rob Mohr posted a discussion

Google Doodle

I know this isn't quite minstrel banjo related, but today's Google doodle was Earl Scruggs and the banjo.http://time.com/5500154/google-doodle-earl-scruggs/See More
Jan 11
John Masciale commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Tim and Oz

"You guys sound great!"
Jan 11
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Tim and Oz

"Thanks. We are going to start doing some work together. This was our first meeting. i will update as we progress. I feel pretty pumped. "
Jan 10
Strumelia commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Tim and Oz

"A good example of tasteful and balanced guitar accompaniment. You guys got finesse!"
Jan 10
M'lou Brubaker posted an event

Midwest Banjo Camp at Olivet College

June 6, 2019 at 2pm to June 9, 2019 at 2pm
I have signed up for this again. I had a great time last year!See More
Jan 6
OK-4 replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself
""Brigg's Favorite Jig" is what W. K. Batchelder called the tune usually known as "The Power of Music" when he published a version of it in 1855. I guess publishers thought the name sold."
Jan 5
Chris Prieto posted a discussion

Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

I've recently began going thru Briggs book again and noticed. I don't think I've seen anyone do that in any of the tutors. I do recall reading or hearing in a video that Frank Converse wrote the Briggs book or helped or something. This might kinda hint at that or Mr. Briggs *really* wanted us to know they were his.See More
Jan 5
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Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

Started by Chris Prieto in Uncategorized. Last reply by Chris Prieto on Sunday. 3 Replies

Google Doodle

Started by Rob Mohr in Uncategorized Jan 11. 0 Replies

my 1870s banjo. Restoration complete.

Started by Brice Alms in Uncategorized. Last reply by david caron Dec 18, 2018. 4 Replies

Want to buy a Minstrel Banjo

Started by Clyde W. Carpenter in Uncategorized. Last reply by Byron Ed Dec 18, 2018. 27 Replies

Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.

Started by James Tyler in Uncategorized. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Dec 7, 2018. 11 Replies

 
 
 

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