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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Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
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Wood Up Quick Step

"This was a very popular tune.  I have to learn this one, too.  Kinda along the lines of "Wrecker's Daughter"."
22 minutes ago
Wes Merchant commented on Wes Merchant's video
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Washington's Birthday Quickstep

"Yes, I transposed to G. Here's the original in C."
38 minutes ago
Al Smitley commented on Wes Merchant's video
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Washington's Birthday Quickstep

"And....wish we didn't live so far apart.  It would be fun to try some of those two-part violin harmonies."
46 minutes ago
Al Smitley commented on Wes Merchant's video
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Washington's Birthday Quickstep

"Thanks for posting this, Wes.  I have the Howe's Violin Without a Master and I think I'll learn this one. So you transpose it into "G"?"
52 minutes ago
Paul Draper commented on Wes Merchant's video
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"Would sound good on harpsichord"
2 hours ago
Wes Merchant commented on Wes Merchant's video
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Washington's Birthday Quickstep

"It's from Howe's Violin without a Master 1850. Both parts are written out, the MIDI piano is my own made up accompaniment."
2 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Wes Merchant's video
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Washington's Birthday Quickstep

"Nice Wes. Sounds very 18th c. I can picture the elegant dancers sweeping about the floor."
2 hours ago
Paul Draper liked Wes Merchant's video
2 hours ago
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Washington's Birthday Quickstep

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2 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Another Buckley make-or-break ending"
6 hours ago
Paul Draper posted a video

Wood Up Quick Step

From Buckley, 1868
6 hours ago
Strumelia commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
21 hours ago
Wes Merchant commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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Al in performance 2

"Good one Al!"
21 hours ago
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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Al in performance 2

"Oh yes...the one that scares the kids at the library."
21 hours ago
Al Smitley commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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Al in performance 2

"I think it's rather obvious, Tim, that you "doctored" that photo to make me look like a curmudgeon. This is the actual photo!"
21 hours ago
Timothy Twiss posted photos
23 hours ago
Strumelia commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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Al in performance

"It's a good look... kinda French, non?  Alois."
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Strugglin with de ole gray goose
"Carry on. Good use of this forum."
yesterday
Chris Prieto replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Strugglin with de ole gray goose
"Thanks for all your help with this. I am now happily chuggin along at a slow pace."
yesterday
Al Smitley commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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Al in performance

"Probably, "If not for the lingering effects of Tim's trick pen, I wouldn't have made that mistake!" ....but, I might be singing a chorus.  Now, should I post the photo of you with bird poop on your leg?"
yesterday

Forum

Strugglin with de ole gray goose

Started by Chris Prieto in Uncategorized. Last reply by Timothy Twiss yesterday. 16 Replies

Real gut strings?

Started by Scott Danneker in Uncategorized. Last reply by Brian Kimerer on Monday. 43 Replies

Eggnog, Sugar and Beer...

Started by Roberta Perkins in Uncategorized. Last reply by Roberta Perkins on Monday. 2 Replies

G. Swaine Buckley

Started by Chris Prieto in Uncategorized. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Jan 29. 1 Reply

Tuning of smaller instruments

Started by Chris Prieto in Uncategorized. Last reply by Chris Prieto Jan 28. 15 Replies

 
 
 

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