Minstrel Banjo

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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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Rob Mohr replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Need ideas
"Great!! Let me see what I can do with those!! Thanks for the ideas..."
yesterday
Chris Prieto liked Paul Draper's video
yesterday
Chris Prieto replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Need ideas
"I've been nailing down the fishers hornpipe in the 1868 buckley book and ironing out the tail end of the briggs yankee doodle."
yesterday
Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
Oct 24
Paul Draper posted a video

Essence of Old Kentucky

From Howe’s Quintuple Musician’s Omnibus, by way of Tim Twiss’ Gourd Banjo Music Collection.
Oct 23
Chris Prieto liked Joel Hooks's photo
Oct 7
Chris Prieto commented on Joel Hooks's photo
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Nelse Seymour Tambo

"Is that also a repaired split in the center area of stain? I also have one on mine."
Oct 7
Joel Hooks commented on Joel Hooks's photo
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Nelse Seymour Tambo

"I find the wear or smudge patterns interesting on his tambo-- dead center where it is struck and where the other hand holds it."
Oct 5
Rob Mohr posted a discussion

Need ideas

hey folks, I need a couple tunes. I've been in a bit of malaise and my nose stuck in books too much. And, I need to get back into the groove.So, I'm taking tune ideas. I typically work on two at a time, just for the change and frustration's sake...some may call it ADD lolSee More
Oct 2
Joel Hooks commented on Mark Weems's video
Oct 2
Joel Hooks commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"Hi Mark, is everything okay?  Not that long ago  we could have a conversation... now insults? My post included a few questions that I don’t have answers for.  I feel like there is a connection between the old time alternate…"
Oct 1
Mark Weems commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"Poor Joel "classic banjo supremacist" Hooks, will evidently spend another 10 years driving people off of this site with his snobbery and bizarre need to denigrate folk music."
Oct 1
Chris Prieto commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"I tried email it to you guys but it might be too big. I uploaded to Google docs so you can download from there: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iLev-5NkrYgHv6Zug3H4DC4oGzyMuU_e/view?usp=drivesdk"
Oct 1
Joel Hooks commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"Somehow I missed this topic the first time around.  Mark's explanation, while possible, fails to address the obvious problem of burden of proof in the same light of "Russell's Teapot".  And just like Russell's…"
Oct 1
patrick fetta commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"Does Dave still sell this tambo?"
Oct 1
patrick fetta commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"chris here is my email:    brierycrk@aol.com thanks, patrick"
Oct 1
Joel Hooks commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"Chris, Since it is public domain you could send it to me and I'll add it to the Internet Archive... or you could post it to the Archive yourself.  It is easy, accounts are free, and the more contributors the better."
Oct 1
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's photo
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Briggs' Corn Shucking Jig

"No matter how much you stare at something.....you can almost always miss something. Here is a corrected edit to my Briggs' revised A/E book. I was reading through it today and caught that."
Oct 1
Timothy Twiss posted a photo

Briggs' Corn Shucking Jig

Corrected version with C# instead of B in M10 and M12
Oct 1
Chris Prieto commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"I have it but am unsure how to send as the file upload here is limited to 5mb. I will message you for your email."
Oct 1

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Need ideas

Started by Rob Mohr in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rob Mohr yesterday. 2 Replies

More Guitar Style Resources?

Started by Ethan Baker in Uncategorized. Last reply by Joel Hooks Sep 28. 3 Replies

Nate Calkins Gourd Banjo

Started by Parker Buckley in Classified. Last reply by Michael Cypret Aug 17. 1 Reply

Bones. Lots of bones.

Started by Robin Netherton in Uncategorized Jul 31. 0 Replies

 
 
 

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