Minstrel Banjo

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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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Andy Chase liked Chris Prieto's video
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Pea Nut Girl

"v nice!"
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Chris Prieto replied to Paul Draper's discussion TUNE OF THE WEEK FOR NOV. 11TH
"I'm still deciding on a tune, will post this evening :)"
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Paul Draper commented on Chris Prieto's video
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"Good stuff chris!  Btw I nominated you for the next TOTW.... looking forward to it!"
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Pea Nut Girl

Super funky stuff from From Buckley's 1868. Early banjo totw
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Andy Chase liked Paul Draper's discussion TUNE OF THE WEEK FOR NOV. 11TH
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Paul Draper posted a discussion

TUNE OF THE WEEK FOR NOV. 11TH

I nominate Mr. Chris Prieto to choose this week’s TOTWSee More
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Paul Draper replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week Nov. 4th
"Nice work this week on Pea Nut Girl!  Loved everybody’s input. It’s not necessarily an “easy” tune, but it’s fun. If you haven’t posted yet, give it a shot — it’s never too late..."
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Andy Chase commented on Sonny Bryan's video
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"Nice hybrid stroke/guitar style picking on the second part!"
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Andy Chase commented on Rob Mohr's video
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"Yeah, that 16th-8th-16th pattern that shows up a few places is tricky.  I had a heck of time playing the first measure against my own backup tracks!"
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steven leuschner liked Paul Ely Smith's discussion Free tablature/notation of important early African-American banjo music
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OK-4 posted a discussion

Batchelder's Minstrels of Boston?

Has anyone run across any mention of Batchelder's Minstrels of Boston? This group was mentioned in an obituary in The Boston Weekly Globe, Jan. 8, 1890 (page 8):“James Powers, a prominent old-time minstrel, died in Boston Wednesday, aged 64 years. He travelled for a number of years, acting as end man for Bryant’s minstrels, Ordway’s minstrels of Boston, Batchelder’s minstrels of Boston, and was the composer of several popular pieces of music for the piano and guitar.”I am curious when this…See More
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Rob Mohr posted a video

Pea Nut Girl

W.H. Gassner from Buckley's Guide for the Banjo, 1868 - Tim Twiss Really struggled with this, especially those first three measures...
Saturday
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Andy Chase commented on Andy Chase's video
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"Thanks!  I was fooling around with the accompaniment on 5-string, and decided to try the plectrum because I don't play it enough, and the tuning's the same. :) So many of these tunes lend themselves to fresh takes - I always love to…"
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TUNE OF THE WEEK FOR NOV. 11TH

Started by Paul Draper in Uncategorized. Last reply by Chris Prieto 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

Tune of the Week Nov. 4th

Started by Timothy Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Paul Draper yesterday. 13 Replies

Who here plays concertina?

Started by Tom Berghan in Uncategorized. Last reply by Michael Cypret on Saturday. 16 Replies

Switching between scale lengths

Started by John Cohen in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rob Mohr Nov 5. 3 Replies

 
 
 

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