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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Alan Quinn liked Dan'l's photo
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Dan'l posted a photo

Instrument from Haiti pre 1840

This pre 1840 instrument from (what would become) Haiti already shows Euro influence, having discarded a perch-pole for a flat fretboard. Excerpts from researcher Saskia Willaert's "The finding of the Haitian Banza" regarding this instrument:"Victor…
12 hours ago
Tim Twiss commented on Paul Draper's video
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Far South Reel

"Pinky is for emergencies only"
19 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Far South Reel

"Right. My intonation there is still iffy. There's a fight between my ring finger and my pinky, which hasn't been settled yet..."
19 hours ago
Tim Twiss commented on Paul Draper's video
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Far South Reel

"Holding it all together is a challenge...especially strapping on the second part."
20 hours ago
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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Far South Reel

"Thanks. I'm just to the point now where I can play it with more enjoyment than frustration..."
21 hours ago
OK-4 commented on Paul Draper's video
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Far South Reel

"Nice. Maybe my favorite banjo tune. I can't seem to get tired of playing it."
yesterday
CA Prieto liked Tim Twiss's photo
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CA Prieto replied to Andy Chase's discussion Tablature for Lotus Jig
"thanks for sharing!"
yesterday
CA Prieto liked Andy Chase's discussion Tablature for Lotus Jig
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Ian Bell commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Johnny's Best Reel

"Head-on collision between The Green Field of America/Blackberry Blossom and Arkansas Traveler!"
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Ian Bell commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Johnny's Best Reel

"Head-on collision between The Green Field of America/Blackberry Blossom and Arkansas Traveler!"
yesterday
Ian Bell commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Johnny's Best Reel

"Head-on collision between The Green Field of America/Blackberry Blossom and Arkansas Traveler!"
yesterday
Ian Bell commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Johnny's Best Reel

"Head-on collision between The Green Field of America/Blackberry Blossom and Arkansas Traveler!"
yesterday
Andy Chase replied to Andy Chase's discussion Tablature for Lotus Jig
"My pleasure!  I haven't done much with Lilypond's support for tablature, and it was a good exercise - actually pretty easy if you're already comfortable with Lilypond.  The way Lilypond works, you enter the tune as you would…"
yesterday
Strumelia replied to Andy Chase's discussion Tablature for Lotus Jig
"Thanks Andy- that's great of you to do!"
yesterday
David Blake updated their profile
Sunday
Andy Chase posted a discussion

Tablature for Lotus Jig

I got message with an inquiry about tab for Winner's 'Lotus Jig' - I had learned it straight from the notation myself but figured I'd take a stab at tabbing it out for anyone else who might be interested in it.  It's a simple little tune but quite catchy and rewarding.  I included diagrams for the banjo chord shapes, labeling them by scale tone number rather than name, since the actual chord depends on what tuning you're using:TuningIIVVBriggs (dGDF#A)GCDRice (eAEG#B)ADEModern Open C (gCGBD)CFG…See More
Sunday
Jeff Menzies replied to Jeff Menzies's discussion Berkeley, California Gourd Banjo Making Workshop
"I always enjoy this class in the Berkeley area. The class normally fills with previous students who want to take the course again."
Sunday
CA Prieto liked Jeff Menzies's discussion Berkeley, California Gourd Banjo Making Workshop
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Tablature for Lotus Jig

Started by Andy Chase in Uncategorized. Last reply by CA Prieto yesterday. 3 Replies

Sweet Sunny South tab

Started by Richard Katz in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tim Twiss Jul 29. 14 Replies

E. M. Hall's New Banjo Method

Started by Joel Hooks in Uncategorized. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Jul 27. 9 Replies

Trouser Length

Started by CA Prieto in Uncategorized. Last reply by Dan'l Jul 27. 2 Replies

 
 
 

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