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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Chris Prieto replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Question about playing while standing
"I recently started using powder horn straps because I figure they predate the minstrel era, they are generally nice to look at and serve the purpose well. That said I generally play on a small folding stool that fits in my carpet bag :)"
7 hours ago
Tom Berghan replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Question about playing while standing
"The majority of drawings and photographs we have show banjoists sitting . . . but, we absolutely know that in minstrel shows and circus performances they often stood, and even walked and danced during some skits and of course during the ever popular…"
7 hours ago
Ronald Hanes replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Question about playing while standing
"Thank you for this information"
10 hours ago
Tom Taggart and David Layton are now friends
10 hours ago
Paul Draper replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Question about playing while standing
15 hours ago
Ronald Hanes posted a discussion

Question about playing while standing

Did early banjo players use a strap  to secure the banjo for playing  while standing?I've looked online at old photos, paintings etc.  I haven't seen any.See More
19 hours ago
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Harriman's Quickstep

"Oh...followed the link..ha"
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Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Harriman's Quickstep

"Sprockets? You lost me"
yesterday
Strumelia commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Harriman's Quickstep

"Outer fringes of stroke style?  I'm thinking it's broken orbit.   lol Black shirt.  Johhny Cash?....or maybe... Sprockets... !"
yesterday
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Harriman's Quickstep

"Thanks. This tune hangs out on the outer fringes of Stroke play, doesn't it? Such an interesting progression we find in this music."
yesterday
Sonny Bryan liked Timothy Twiss's video
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Sonny Bryan commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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"Dang!! Awesome!!!"
yesterday
michel grocq is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
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Paul Draper liked Timothy Twiss's video
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Al Smitley liked Timothy Twiss's video
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Tom Taggart liked Timothy Twiss's video
Tuesday
Timothy Twiss posted a video

Harriman's Quickstep

This is part of the reason had this banjo made...to understand and DESTROY these pieces. ( ha ha...actually, this one still has the best of me, but I am in t...
Tuesday
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Union Jig

"Hi JonS, the sheet music is in this book: http://www.timtwiss.com/uploads/3/4/8/4/3484716/buckley201868.pdf Tim Twiss tabbed out the above book; you can order his book at his website. timtwiss.com I HIGHLY recommend it!"
Tuesday
Jon replied to Ken Perlman's discussion New MInstrel Banjo Program at Midwest Banjo Camp
"Is there a place/thread to find sheet music of tunes on the Forum? JonS"
Monday
Jon commented on Paul Draper's video
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Union Jig

"Link to sheet music for Union Jig? JonS"
Monday

Forum

Question about playing while standing

Started by Ronald Hanes in Uncategorized. Last reply by Chris Prieto 7 hours ago. 4 Replies

EABG

Started by Al Smitley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Wes Merchant Mar 14. 3 Replies

adding pictures

Started by Ronald Hanes in Uncategorized. Last reply by Ronald Hanes Mar 4. 2 Replies

 
 
 

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