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.

The Resources Page

The Resources page has now been added to the menu!  Under this you can find Lessons, Books and references of different types, websites, and additional documents. 

 

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Al Smitley commented on Mark Weems's video
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The Country Bumkins

"Wes, that looks like a great book!  Though a librarian for nearly a quarter century, I don't enjoy reading but I might be compelled to do so if I had a copy of that.  Looks like I'd have to resort to doing so online as the hard…"
1 hour ago
Mark Weems commented on Mark Weems's video
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The Country Bumkins

"Yes, Wes, I've perused her book about dance but missed the connection that the Country Bumkin was a dance used to close out the evening and was similar to a Virginia Reel. Thanks for the link and info!"
9 hours ago
Paul Draper liked Mark Weems's video
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Wes Merchant commented on Mark Weems's video
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The Country Bumkins

"Good tune and well played Mark. I'm sure I've danced this one. Some years age we had an English Country Dance group here in frederick, Kate Van Winkle Keller would come up sometimes to dance. If you've not read any of here…"
12 hours ago
Wes Merchant liked Mark Weems's video
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Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's video
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The Country Bumkins

"Refreshing and lively-  love it!"
12 hours ago
Mark Weems posted a video

The Country Bumkins

I found this great little Jig in "Thirty-Eight Tunes Appropriate for Tin Whistle, Fife, Flute, or Violin" published by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
12 hours ago
Wes Merchant liked Paul Draper's video
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Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
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Hot Corn

"Ok.  Thanks, Strum.  I'll try to be more patient."
15 hours ago
Strumelia commented on Paul Draper's video
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Hot Corn

"Al, it's showing that you 'liked' it.  When you click several times, you are actually liking/unliking/liking etc.   It may take a minute, or going away to another page and then coming back for you to see your own…"
17 hours ago
Joseph Paul Seamons is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
21 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Hot Corn

"Thanks guys."
23 hours ago
Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
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Hot Corn

"I don't know what I'm doing wrong.  I clicked that I liked it a couple times but it doesn't register. I guess I have to include a message.  I LIKED IT, Paul! "
yesterday
Mark Weems liked Paul Draper's video
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James Pentecost commented on Paul Draper's video
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Hot Corn

"Well done!"
yesterday
Leonidas (Lee) Jones commented on Paul Draper's video
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Hot Corn

"It occurs to me thaty, right next to the "Like" button, we should really have a "Love" button!"
yesterday
Leonidas (Lee) Jones liked Paul Draper's video
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Paul Draper posted a video

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Just strolling through Septimus Winner's "New American School for the Banjo", 1883....
yesterday
Michael Pasquerette is attending Wes Merchant's event

Fiddle and Banjo at the Pry House at Pry House

September 20, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
Wes Merchant will be playing a variety of 19th century dance and popular tunes on fiddle and banjo.See More
Thursday
Strumelia commented on Paul Draper's video
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Take Your Foot Out Sand, Stick It in the Mud

"Ah, I remember- thanks Paul.  I did not download that particular book because it was more towards classic style playing, and frankly the standard notation was too complex for me to try and slog through- I do far better with simple recorder or…"
Tuesday

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Minstrel Boy

Started by Tom Ward in Uncategorized. Last reply by Strumelia on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Tuning

Started by Tom Ward in Uncategorized. Last reply by Strumelia on Tuesday. 10 Replies

 
 
 

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