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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Michael Cypret posted a discussion

Giant Bohdran Banjo

I have to share this. Checkout the giant banjo Par Engstrand made. Classic-banjo.ning.  I think it sounds great! https://classic-banjo.ning.com/video/a-bit-of-sunday-fun?xg_source=activity  See More
2 hours ago
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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Converse book

"The Buckley is rare. Joe Ewers has one I believe. "
9 hours ago
Trapdoor2 commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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Converse book

"I hope you get a lot of bidders, Tim. I don't think I'm ready to get rid of my copy (or the rest of the Converse books I have). In cleaning out my music room to move it, I found an original copy of Buckley's 1860 that I forgot I had.…"
11 hours ago
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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"The only tab I know of beyond piecemeal transcriptions, is the Weidlich book."
17 hours ago
Michael Cypret commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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"What I forgot to add...with/in tab. I have the ones that are available at archive.org. "
yesterday
Michael Cypret commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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"Very lucky you!  I recently purchased your “Buckley’s Banjo Guide of 1868” book. Are there complete digital versions of these books?"
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Rob Mohr's discussion TotW - 18 NOV 2019
"Good choice. Think of "Buckley's Jig" as you approach it"
yesterday
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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Converse book

"Emily Converse gave it to me a few years ago. "
yesterday
Rob Mohr replied to Rob Mohr's discussion TotW - 18 NOV 2019
"Let's roll with Lazy Joe (Buckley 1868, p53 in Tim's Buckley's Guide for the Banjo). Looks deceptively "easy", with some 2d string 3d fret hiccups and a couple speed bumps up the neck at 5th & 7th frets..."
yesterday
Al Smitley commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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Converse book

"Can't recall if I knew you had this.  How did YOU get it...Ebay?"
yesterday
Chris Prieto commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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"Hmmmmmmmm"
Monday
Chris Prieto replied to Rob Mohr's discussion TotW - 18 NOV 2019
"These are all great. You gotta pick it tho haha"
Monday
Chris Prieto commented on Chris Prieto's video
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Sally Come Up

"That Jamaican goat skin "
Monday
Timothy Twiss posted a photo

Converse book

I put this for sale over on ebay. The original from which we all play. Great historical artifact for collectors and enthusiasts. I owned it , held it , and transcribed it. Now I'm ready to pass it on. I take offers over there.
Monday
Rob Mohr posted a discussion

TotW - 18 NOV 2019

I have it down to the following from Buckley 1868 (Tim's book): Buckley's Hornpipe, Dan Emmett's Reel, or Lazy Joe (Jig)...Somebody make a decision...See More
Monday
Rob Mohr replied to Paul Draper's discussion TUNE OF THE WEEK FOR NOV. 11TH
"There's plenty I don't know, so I'm sure i can find something..."
Sunday
Paul Draper replied to Paul Draper's discussion TUNE OF THE WEEK FOR NOV. 11TH
"Well... this was fun!  So who’s up for the week of 18 nov. And what’ll it be?"
Sunday
Rob Mohr commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Sally Come Up

"Deering Goodtime Americana (12" renaissance head)"
Sunday
Tom Taggart liked Timothy Twiss's video
Sunday
Tom Taggart commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Sally Come Up

"What kind of banjo are you playing? It looks similar to the Deering banjo I have."
Sunday

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Giant Bohdran Banjo

Started by Michael Cypret in Uncategorized 2 hours ago. 0 Replies

TotW - 18 NOV 2019

Started by Rob Mohr in Uncategorized. Last reply by Timothy Twiss yesterday. 3 Replies

TUNE OF THE WEEK FOR NOV. 11TH

Started by Paul Draper in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rob Mohr on Sunday. 19 Replies

Tune of the Week Nov. 4th

Started by Timothy Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Paul Draper Nov 10. 13 Replies

 
 
 

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