Minstrel Banjo

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It is 1890s but...


Started by Joel Hooks

1 Jul 18, 2009
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Do Mr. Booker Do

Here is my first feeble attempt at recording a tune. Do Mr. Booker Do from From Phil. Rice's Correct Method for the Banjo. Standard tuning…

Started by Brian Welch

1 Jul 14, 2009
Reply by Tim Twiss

Wot Not

Hi guys, New here, moving forward on the BHO. I've been considering trying my hand at minstrel style after a few years of Clawhammer. Livin…

Started by Banjowik

4 Jul 11, 2009
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4 string gourd banjo

I've seen a couple of illustrations, including one on this site, dating from around the 1780's of a 4 string gourd banjo. Is anything known…

Started by Philip Lingard

1 Jul 10, 2009
Reply by Brian Welch

Strings, string attack and the sagging head...

I have Nylgut Minstrel strings and calfskin heads on my 2 banjos - one tackhead, one tensioning. Because I play in a 4 piece ensemble, I dr…

Started by Mark Ehrsam

5 Jul 10, 2009
Reply by Dave Culgan

Early Banjo Gathering

Is there another EBG scheduled for this year? I can't find any reference to one being held past '07. Rick

Started by Rick Hadley

2 Jul 8, 2009
Reply by Rick Hadley

Monarchs of Minstrelsy

I don't own this book, but I wish I did. Here is a link for it on Google Books. Evere wonder where a weird song title came from with a name…

Started by Tim Twiss

1 Jul 7, 2009
Reply by Dan'l

Snow Drop Ann?

I recently learned "Snow Drop" from listening to Bob Flesher and watching Rebekah Weiler on YouTube (gCGCE tuning). But scanning through th…

Started by Steven Hedgpeth

7 Jul 7, 2009
Reply by Trapdoor2


Although I am pro-notation, I am not anti-tab. I thought a discussion for tabs might be fun and useful. It was the only way I made any sens…

Started by Tim Twiss

14 Jul 4, 2009
Reply by John Masciale

Carl and Bones

Carl,I really love the clips of you and"Bones"!The jokes are so corny they're grrrreat!!!!!!

Started by Tom Ward

1 Jul 1, 2009
Reply by Carl Anderton


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