Minstrel Banjo

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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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Ian Bell liked Strumelia's video
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'Bob Ridley-O' Hinckley Plough Bullockers (UK)

"Also along this line - "Alabama Joe" is actually "Trelawney" The Cornish national hymn."
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Fun new/old banjo

"Thanks Joel - when you say a frosted white head, is that because they're thinner than fibreskin? At the moment I'm actually kind of enjoying it as a steel string instrument. My clawhammer playing is really pretty demure by today's…"
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Paul Draper replied to Marsh Leicester's discussion Sheet Music for Oh, I'se So Wicked?
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Marsh Leicester posted a discussion

Sheet Music for Oh, I'se So Wicked?

I'm wondering where the tune for this as Bob Flesher sings and plays it came from. It's not in any of the standard tab books, nor is it in the Instructors that Tim Twiss has made available. Before I start trying to break it down from the recording, I'm wondering if I can aid my uncertain ear with some printed notes.  Thanks!See More
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Tom Taggart liked Timothy Twiss's video
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Timothy Twiss posted a video

Etude #10

From the folio of original banjo compositions.
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Wes Merchant liked Strumelia's video
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'Bob Ridley-O' Hinckley Plough Bullockers (UK)

"P.S. the world would be a far better place if all communities did social dancing and music playing on the streets, greens, and community centers."
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Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Rattlesnake Variation

"Yes...something like that."
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Joel Hooks commented on Ian Bell's photo
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Fun new/old banjo

"Cool banjo Ian!  It was not built as, or intended to be, a "steel string" banjo.  As with all good regular (or five string) banjos built before the late 1920s, gut was it. L&H built them.  They were good copiers and made…"
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Strumelia commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Rattlesnake Variation

"A kind and gentle version for polite society, to be played as a kind of smelling salts when audience ladies get the vapors and faint from shock & exposure to such as O Lud Gals, Carve Dat Possum, and Dere He Goes, Dat's Him."
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'Bob Ridley-O' Hinckley Plough Bullockers

At the Red Lion, Sapcote 9/1/2016
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Don Milne left a comment for Chuck Chandler
"Hi Chuck, thanks for the info on the tension nuts, I will do something practical when i get to that stage. I see there are a few variations on the old photos here and there, some that protrude below the wooden band even.. I expect there will need to…"
Wednesday
Tom Taggart liked Timothy Twiss's video
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Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Rattlesnake Variation

"Listen hard...the tune is in there....slithering like a lazy coiled snake."
Wednesday
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Oh Hillary

"Hillary She has a voice so soothing Just like a hungry cat But she can be most anything Depends on where she’s at   She’s been inside the White House And spent time on the Hill And all those days that she endured Her loving husband…"
Wednesday
Chris Prieto commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Sheet Music for Oh, I'se So Wicked?

Started by Marsh Leicester in Uncategorized. Last reply by Paul Draper 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

Tune of the week(s) The Rattlesnake jig(s)

Started by Scott Johnson in Tune of the week. Last reply by Strumelia on Tuesday. 3 Replies

AEBG '16

Started by Al Smitley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Strumelia on Saturday. 8 Replies

Strathspey

Started by Timothy Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Al Smitley Jun 23. 20 Replies

 
 
 

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