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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Strumelia commented on Andy Chase's video
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Old Joe

"Andy I love what you did here.  That banjer sounds very old, goes great with your voice too. Terrific rendition! One of my favorite songs, which Brian and i dedicate to our dear departed cat Boy Boy, and when we sing it at home we usually…"
1 hour ago
Strumelia commented on Scott Danneker's photo
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Home home my Menzies

"Beautifull case, banjo, and gear setup!"
1 hour ago
Tim Twiss posted a video

The Darkie's Jig

Written by a young Frank Converse.
1 hour ago
Leonidas Jones commented on Scott Danneker's photo
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Home home my Menzies

"Hey SCott, who made the case? Hope to see you at Wilderness/Spotsylvania. i'll be there from Wednesday afternoon on, look me up if you can, 6th Regiment, I'm pretty easy to find."
2 hours ago
Scott Danneker posted photos
3 hours ago
Tim Twiss commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Nellies Birth Day

"Sometimes I feel like Ed Wood."
5 hours ago
Bob Winans and Tony Thomas are now friends
14 hours ago
Tim Twiss commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Nellies Birth Day

"Kerr's....I have not seen them as facsimile. I bought 4 volumes at once from that place in Scotland. The robe, Kohl's holds the secret merchandise."
16 hours ago
Al Smitley commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Nellies Birth Day

"I've got to get a copy of Kerr's.  Has it been made available as a facsimile? Also Tim, on your website, do you sell copies of the magic blue bathrobe that helps you to play all those tunes?"
17 hours ago
Al Smitley liked Andy Chase's video
17 hours ago
Leonidas Jones liked Andy Chase's video
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Tim Twiss commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Nellies Birth Day

"Simple ones....yes!"
yesterday
Tim Twiss posted a video

Nellies Birth Day

Page 43 of Kerr's Third
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Rob Morrison commented on James Pentecost's video
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When De Co'n Pone's hot

"Please pass de co'n pone."
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Mark Weems liked Rob Morrison's video
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James Pentecost posted a video
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Andy Chase liked Mark Weems's video
yesterday
Rob Morrison commented on Rob Morrison's video
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Rochester Schottische

"Andy--If it sounds like there's an extra little bit near the end of each part, then yes it is the Tommy Jarrell tune."
yesterday
Andy Chase commented on Rob Morrison's video
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Rochester Schottische

"That's a nice tune, and nicely played.  I think the version in Dan Levenson's 'Festival Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo' must be the Tommy Jarrell tune."
yesterday
Andy Chase commented on Andy Chase's video
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Old Joe

"Oh, and the only reason the 'started off straight for home' verse is missing is that I recorded the banjo first, and miscounted how many repeats I'd need; came up one short."
yesterday

Forum

What is the purpose of the Hammer stroke?

Started by Canaan Myskowski in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tim Twiss yesterday. 6 Replies

Expansion of the free lessons section?

Started by Canaan Myskowski in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tim Twiss on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Southern New Englanders???

Started by Jonathan Cook in Uncategorized. Last reply by Dan'l on Tuesday. 7 Replies

Nylon Strings?

Started by Canaan Myskowski in Uncategorized. Last reply by Canaan Myskowski on Monday. 9 Replies

Historical banjo Old material

Started by Canaan Myskowski in Uncategorized Apr 9. 0 Replies

 
 
 

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