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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Tim Twiss commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Halloween Minstrel

"Excellent "
8 hours ago
Derek R. Polzer liked Tim Twiss's video
8 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Strumelia's discussion October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!
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Strumelia commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Halloween Minstrel

" Tim you really are a scree-um Catchy tune. "
15 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Whoop Halloween Jamboree

"Thanks Strumelia. Yes, that little event at 1:15 surprised me when I played it back! I managed to isolate that split second on the video, but can't make out what kind of flying beast it is. Curious..."
15 hours ago
Mark Weems left a comment for Christine Bell
"Christine, O.k. I've now updated it to receive orders from the U.K.! Let me know if it processes through. Thanks."
15 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Whoop Halloween Jamboree

"Ha! Yeah the fingers are a bit thick from the cold, but I wanted to get a video of my phantom friend here on his special day."
15 hours ago
Strumelia commented on Paul Draper's video
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Whoop Halloween Jamboree

"Oh my, that was great Paul!  I can practically hear the rustling leaves... Both spooky and fun.  That little poltergeist at 1:15...!   =8-o This tune is very complex yet you make it sound playful and whimsical.  "
15 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Strumelia's discussion October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!
"Here's another one squeaking in before the end of October....  anyone else want to add their gourd vid here before All Hallow's Eve is over?   :D "
15 hours ago
Dave Culgan replied to Strumelia's discussion October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!
"That was great topic idea Strumelia, I've enjoyed all of the music everyone posted here. Thanks. I can always find inspiration here, so many good and diverse players."
15 hours ago
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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all you head thumpers and bone rattlers!
15 hours ago
Christine Bell left a comment for Christine Bell
"I'm based in the UK. At the moment I'm using a mobile link as my computer doesn't have an internet connection. I don't seem to have a choice with countries, it says United States but no other. Christine"
17 hours ago
Paul Draper posted a video

Whoop Halloween Jamboree

Here's one from Phil "the Phantom" Rice, 1858.
18 hours ago
Paul Draper replied to Strumelia's discussion October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!
"Nice one, Brian and Strumelia!"
20 hours ago
Mark Weems left a comment for Christine Bell
"Hi Christine, Glad you are interested in the book! Have you tried the credit card purchase found in the store section of my website www.earlybanjostyle.com? Since it is a new site I would love to know of any glitches. Please let me know if this…"
21 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Halloween Minstrel

"Scary good!"
21 hours ago
Mark Weems and Christine Bell are now friends
21 hours ago
Christine Bell left a comment for Mark Weems
"I am having trouble purchasing a copy of your book The Music of Old Joe Sweeny: Father of the Five-String Banjo & American Popular Music any suggestions please? Thanks."
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Leonidas (Lee) Jones commented on Mark Weems's video
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Kick Up De Debbil On A Holiday

"Any advice on where to go?"
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