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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Leonidas (Lee) Jones liked Paul Draper's video
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Paul Draper posted a video

Blue Eagle Jail

From F. B. Converse's "green" book, 1865. The Monroe County Jail in Rochester, NY was given the name "Blue Eagle" jail by the clown Dan Rice during his over-...
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Channeling F B Converse

"It makes perfect sense to me, if that says anything about my life's journey..."
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Dan'l liked Paul Draper's video
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Dan'l replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"Chuck, you're to be congratulated... what fine work!  And does the sound meet your expectations?"
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Dan'l liked Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
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Wes Merchant liked Paul Draper's video
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Wes Merchant liked Paul Draper's video
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Leonidas (Lee) Jones commented on Paul Draper's video
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Les Sylphides (Mazourka).

"Excellent Paul, you have a beautiful touch."
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Mark Weems commented on Paul Draper's video
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Les Sylphides (Mazourka).

"Nicely played Paul. Love the videos with pictures!"
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Paul Draper posted a video

Les Sylphides (Mazourka).

From Buckley's 1868 book.
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Jonathan Cook liked James Pentecost's video
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John Masciale replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"Chuck,  that is awesome!"
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Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"Rosewood finger board and peghead overlay. Osage orange pegs, nut and tailpiece. That stuff is hard. You could almost use it with flint to start a fire. "
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Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"You can't buy parts for this thing. I made the hooks out of 8 penny nails and sheet brass. "
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Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"The mortised peghead was surprisingly easy to fit with a bandsaw and wedge. The lumberyard maple grain turned out prettier than I expected it to. "
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Tim Twiss replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Heads up
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Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
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Chuck Chandler replied to Chuck Chandler's discussion 1852 Ashborn
"Here are a few shots of the instrument. "
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1852 Ashborn

Started by Chuck Chandler in Uncategorized. Last reply by Dan'l on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Heads up

Started by Tim Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tim Twiss on Tuesday. 5 Replies

Tuning

Started by Mark Sloan in Uncategorized. Last reply by Mark Sloan Oct 17. 2 Replies

 
 
 

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