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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Tim Twiss posted a video

Polka from Coe's Fiddle Collection with accompaniment

Another high end production from my studio.
4 hours ago
Tim Twiss replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Biblical Minstrical
"I like the can one and first part of dixy chorus. The other not as much, but thanks for your thoughts."
17 hours ago
David Floyd commented on David Floyd's photo
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Matthews 5 string

"Thanks, Joel! Yeah, she is sweet. Bought on faith from a place in the UK, neck is straight, with all the hardware intact. I will, as per you and Christopher, tune to GCGBD to start with."
yesterday
Joel Hooks commented on David Floyd's photo
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Matthews 5 string

"BTW, cool banjo!  I've admired many a English banjo since getting into this game."
yesterday
Joel Hooks commented on David Floyd's photo
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Matthews 5 string

"The English were pretty late to the banjo craze only really getting into it in the early 1880s.  Most English banjos you see are 1880s+.  By that time banjos were tuned to "concert pitch" or standard tuning (fourth to C, etc.).…"
yesterday
Dan'l commented on James Hartel's event Unmasking Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in American Popular Culture
"There are institutions that would love to have this as a loaned travelling exhibit, or at least available as a loaned shippable d.i.y. exhibit, even folks in the hinterlands outside of the Northeast..."
yesterday
Dan'l replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Biblical Minstrical
"Nice work, what fun.  And since you asked, things to consider... Instead of "Never ate food that come in a can" how about "Never ate food that others can" (because can as a noun, an object, is too modern). Instead…"
yesterday
Patrick garner left a comment for Patrick garner
"Thanks! Due to the blizzard I'm still trying to get back! Looking forward to participating soon. Pat"
yesterday
Leonidas (Lee) Jones left a comment for Patrick garner
"Southern New England takes over Minstrel Banjo! Welcome Patrick!"
yesterday
Patrick garner is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
yesterday
Tim Twiss posted a discussion

Biblical Minstrical

I am pitching in to help at an event in our church this weekend. In the old tradition, I am ripping off tunes and replacing lyrics.  I did 4 of them (Dixy, Lucy Long, O Susanna, and Old Dan Tucker). Anybody who wishes can open these files and try them....see if my theology is sound. It should be a good time. I'll play the gourd and I have a bones and jaw bone man and a few jokes"Say there Hezakiacle, what does a statue of Baal and a stubborn old mule have in common?""I don't know. What does a…See More
yesterday
Greg Terry updated their profile
yesterday
Roberta Perkins commented on James Hartel's event Unmasking Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in American Popular Culture
"I am delighted to hear it was a success! I do hope something, of it, will be shared in someway, with those who could not make it. "
Wednesday
Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
Wednesday
James Hartel commented on James Hartel's event Unmasking Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in American Popular Culture
"Also sorry to have missed this. Here's hoping presentations like this become less rare."
Wednesday
David Floyd commented on David Floyd's photo
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Matthews 5 string

"Sage advice once again. Thank you! Will keep you posted!"
Wednesday
Strumelia commented on James Hartel's event Unmasking Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in American Popular Culture
"Wow, sounds like it was very special."
Wednesday
Greg Adams commented on James Hartel's event Unmasking Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in American Popular Culture
"Wish I could have been there! Glad it was such a great success!"
Wednesday
Paul Sedgwick commented on James Hartel's event Unmasking Jim Crow: Blackface Minstrelsy in American Popular Culture
"The class is over, the students are done. The exhibit will be in place until May 4. If you like looking at rare minstrelsy documents, you should come. These items will disappear again into Harvard oblivion once the exhibit closes. Let me know if you…"
Wednesday
Paul Sedgwick is now friends with Lucas Bowman, Tony Thomas and Christopher Stetson
Wednesday

Forum

Biblical Minstrical

Started by Tim Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tim Twiss 17 hours ago. 2 Replies

Mary Blaine Lyrics

Started by Tim Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Marek Bennett on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Medley Of Southern Melodies

Started by Joel Hooks in Uncategorized. Last reply by Joel Hooks on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Horace Weston

Started by Galen Wilkes in Uncategorized. Last reply by Galen Wilkes on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Banjo Restoration Complete

Started by John Cohen in Uncategorized. Last reply by John Cohen Jan 24. 7 Replies

 
 
 

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