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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John Catches and Cedric Watson are now friends
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Wes Merchant commented on Wes Merchant's video
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I Left New Kent Courthouse

"I put this  to the old tune Tramps and Hawkers, since,as in many of these, the tune is not indicated."
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I Left New Kent Courthouse

Civil War Broadside, from Enoch Pratt collection.
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Strumelia commented on Bob Sayers's photo
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Hartel Ashborn #245

"I have Hartel #138, Bob.   I bought it at AEBG 2013 in Antietam."
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"Thanks, Paul ;o}"
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Bob Sayers commented on Bob Sayers's photo
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Hartel Ashborn #245

"Correction: It's Hartel banjo #145"
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Bob Sayers commented on Bob Sayers's photo
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New Hartel Ashborn banjo #145

"Thanks, Strumelia.  The "new" Bob Sayers is thinking about retiring later this year (after 35 years as a college professor, museum professional, and humanities grants administrator).  I'm looking forward to having more time…"
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Strumelia and Barbara Mullin are now friends
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"Thanks :-)"
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Strumelia left a comment for Barbara Mullin
"Hi Barbara, welcome from another 'local'.    :)"
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James Pentecost liked Paul Draper's video
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Barbara Mullin left a comment for Barbara Mullin
"Thanks, Paul. The minstrel strings sound great... I love the sound of the minstrel and the tunes....:-)"
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Andy Chase commented on Paul Draper's video
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John Diamond's Walk Around

"Really nice, and I love the backing track.   These timing on some of these tunes in the Rice Book are so rich and varied; the melody is more or less the same as 'Camptown Hornpipe' in Briggs but it becomes a whole different thing…"
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Menzies Minstrel Banjo For Sale

Started by Jeff Menzies in Classified. Last reply by Jeff Menzies 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Best Gourd for your buck?

Started by Canaan Myskowski in Uncategorized. Last reply by Patrick Haas yesterday. 9 Replies

Early Tune Interpretations

Started by Tim Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Dan'l yesterday. 7 Replies

What is the purpose of the Hammer stroke?

Started by Canaan Myskowski in Uncategorized. Last reply by John yesterday. 7 Replies

Easter Gallopade (c) 1850

Started by Al Smitley in Uncategorized on Sunday. 0 Replies

 
 
 

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