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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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!"
21 hours ago
Tom Taggart liked Brice Alms's video
23 hours ago
Tom Taggart liked david caron's video
23 hours ago
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."
yesterday
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?"
yesterday
Brice Alms replied to Strumelia's discussion October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!
yesterday
Brice Alms replied to Strumelia's discussion October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!
yesterday
Brice Alms posted a video

Old Dan Tucker On Early Gourd Banjo.

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

O! Pray Goody

An old minstrel tune from Briggs' Banjo Instructor (1855)
yesterday
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 "
yesterday
Paul Draper replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Which you can still do if you want...."
yesterday
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...  "
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Well, I only invested (and well spent) $9,000.00 but I have full access and part ownership in an original banjo from Africa. It has been promised that it will be shipped to me so that I can share it here in America very soon"
yesterday
Chris Prieto replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"I think some spam accounts got activated and removed. I saw few people conversing with themselves on their own walls"
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Beware
"Gosh, Vital Information from Africa. Maybe it's some really important banjo discovery? I think I'm going to get in touch with these people."
yesterday
Tom Berghan replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Halp! What is a trill?
"Hi Chris, This is not a banjo - it’s a lute with gut strings (like a banjo), but I am providing it to because it has a hundred trills. Hope you enjoy it. It should clear up your question about…"
yesterday
Steve Stroot posted a discussion

Beware

I received a message via the Minstrel Banjo comment wall from Kay Mivedo and/or Thomas Kossi - neither are Minstrel Banjo members.  The message asked me to contact them for "vital information".  It appears the message may have originated in Africa.  I understand another Minstrel Banjo member has also been contacted by these people through Minstrel Banjo.  I recommend everyone use extreme caution if you receive any message from either of these individuals.See More
Thursday
Chris Prieto commented on Chris Prieto's video
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The Camptown Hornpipe

"Thanks. It is one I built. I need to cut a sound hole. It's a fun lil banjo tho."
Thursday
Tom Berghan commented on Chris Prieto's video
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The Camptown Hornpipe

"That was great!  Is that one of your banjos Chris?  Looks and sound great!"
Thursday

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Beware

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

Halp! What is a trill?

Started by Chris Prieto in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tom Berghan yesterday. 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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