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.

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Timothy Twiss posted a video

Etude 3

Dotted rhythms, chords, and moving to higher positions.
1 minute ago
Sonny Bryan commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Curtis, click on David Wooldridge's last comments. The schedule is on page 4. Hope this helps."
11 hours ago
CURTIS PAYNE commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"where can I view a schedule? "
15 hours ago
Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's video
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Dar He Goes, Oh Dat's HIm!

"Wanna hear this again!   =8-o"
yesterday
Jacalyn Thomas commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"My camp chair came today from c-c sutlery. I am very pleased with it. It is a comfortable height and light weight and no assembly required."
yesterday
Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"I love the schedule!  It offers some cool various activity options, while still allowing plenty of flexible time for socializing and PLAYING.  :) I'm looking forward to the period dance and I hope others in our banjo group will join…"
Tuesday
D. Wooldridge commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"All You Might Need to Know about this Year's Sweeney Convergence! Greeetings Banjoists All! Period style camping is available from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Firewood will be available if needed. Overnighting in historic structures…"
Tuesday
D. Wooldridge commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
Tuesday
Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Hey Dave & Mark- For those of us just with cars, without campsites... will there be any place for us to safely stash our banjos during things like dinner break, concert, or presentations, etc?  Or will we have to carry our instruments with…"
Tuesday
Strumelia commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Just sayin;... I'm real glad the date got changed to Sept.  Last year, it was on the same weekend as the local University graduation... the whole town was booked up and the hotel rates were sky high for fri-sunday.  This year…"
Tuesday
D. Wooldridge is attending Mark Weems's event
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Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017 at Appomattox Courthouse National HIstoric Park

September 8, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Schedule to follow soon!See More
Tuesday
Judith replied to Judith's discussion For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead
"Hi Tom - I don't know.what's a fair price. I think I paid 600 or 700, but has that buzz issue. Do you think $500 is reasonable? Let me know."
Tuesday
Tom Taggart replied to Judith's discussion For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead
"What are you asking for the tack head?"
Tuesday
Judith replied to Judith's discussion For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead
"I attached 3 photos, but only 2 appeared - both of the gourd, so here are Menzies tackhead photos. I like to look at banjos too.  Judith"
Monday
Chris Prieto replied to Judith's discussion For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead
"Haha I was gonna say post pictures cuz I just like to look at banjos :D"
Monday
Strumelia replied to Judith's discussion For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead
"Just sayin'...if you attach a couple photos here in your thread, you'd probably increase the number of responses and offers.  ;)   People often buy spontaneously, and it's way easier to resist spending money if you have to…"
Monday
Judith posted a discussion

For Sale: David Prat Gourd Banjo and Jeff Menzies tackhead

Hey there,    I recently bought a David Prat fretless bottle gourd banjo. It's a great banjo but I can't find a physically comfortable way of playing it. It's got a wenge neck, goatskin head(s), geared violin-like tuners. It's currently strung with Chris Sands nylon strings. I would switch to Minstrel nylgut strings. The scale is about 26."     I also have a Jeff Menzies tackhead banjo that I've had for some time and played a lot. It's got a 4th string buzz which might be nut-related. Jeff sent…See More
Monday
Tom Taggart liked Tom Berghan's video
Monday
Tom Taggart liked Tom Berghan's video
Monday
Dave Culgan and Sonny Bryan are now friends
Sunday
 
 
 

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