Minstrel Banjo

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Help me pay for this site!

Hi everyone.  I have just added a Donate tab to the site.  I just paid for the site for another year ($240).  I would appreciate it if peop…

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Time to help pay for this site

I have paid $240 for this site for another year .  The payment widget I used to use is no longer available, so the procedure is a little di…

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Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VII (June 20-22, 2014)

2014 Antietam Early Banjo Gathering (AEBG-VII) At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Pry House Field Hospital Museum On Antietam N…

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Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

I've recently began going thru Briggs book again and noticed. I don't think I've seen anyone do that in any of the tutors. I do recall read…

Started by Chris Prieto

3 on Sunday
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Google Doodle

I know this isn't quite minstrel banjo related, but today's Google doodle was Earl Scruggs and the banjo. http://time.com/5500154/google-do

Started by Rob Mohr

0 Jan 11

my 1870s banjo. Restoration complete.

The 1870s banjo is finally restored to playing condition. I put a new skin, new tailpiece, new tuning pegs, new bridge, new ebony nut, new…

Started by Brice Alms

4 Dec 18, 2018
Reply by david caron

Want to buy a Minstrel Banjo

I am a Civil War reenactor that has been playing clawhammer banjo for about six months.  I got an offer to play a fretless banjo at a Civil…

Started by Clyde W. Carpenter

27 Dec 18, 2018
Reply by Byron Ed

Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.

I wonder if anyone has explored 19th century recordings in relation to minstrel perfomance practice and banjo playing from the late minstre…

Started by James Tyler

11 Dec 7, 2018
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Does the banjo in this early record sound like there playing stroke style

I was listening to old banjo related songs on UCBC Cylinder Audio Archive and found this record from between 1890 and 1928. The first song…

Started by Brice Alms

8 Dec 6, 2018
Reply by Byron Ed

Writen music or tab

Hey Folks I'm new to this site...been enjoying it very much...do we have any written music or tab for the fretless low tune banjo minstrel…

Started by Paul Painter

1 Nov 27, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

Buckley Book released by Mel Bay

Started by Timothy Twiss

6 Nov 22, 2018
Reply by steven leuschner

Banjo collections

This is all of mine right now. 1 unfinished Akonting, 1 early style gourd banjo, 2 modern banjos, 1 minstrel banjo made by Terry Bell, and…

Started by Brice Alms

0 Nov 13, 2018

Dan Backslide's Jig (Novembeat 2018)

As a couple of you may have seen on facebook/instagram, I'm currently attempting the "Novembeat" challenge; similar to Inktober, the goal i…

Started by Andy Chase

0 Nov 8, 2018


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