Minstrel Banjo

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"Down Below"

Is this song/tune familiar? In any of the tutors? I picked up sheet music at the Big Flea, yesterday. It was published in Baltimore (Bentee…

Started by razyn

0 Aug 2, 2009

Jawbone Solo?

I know banjo is the topic here, but that jawbone is a really interesting (wierd) accompaniment instrument. I could see but couldn't hear Ti…

Started by Steven Hedgpeth

0 Jul 31, 2009

Banjo Strings

While I'm in a bungling mode, I have a question about banjo strings. I have read that gut strings, tho more appropriate, aren't as loud as…

Started by Ron Stanfield

2 Jul 31, 2009
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Early American Church Music

Our church is celebrating it's 175th this year. What music for the church (this is a Baptist church) might have been written about this tim…

Started by Tim Twiss

10 Jul 31, 2009
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"The source is the source, of course of course...."

One of my favorite topics...source material. I found this one, which I believe to be the inspiration for Briggs' "Ethiopian Cracovienne". I…

Started by Tim Twiss

5 Jul 30, 2009
Reply by Rob MacKillop

Buckley's New Banjo Method

Can anyone send me a photocopy or pdf of this method? Or is it published in facsimile? Rob

Started by Rob MacKillop

5 Jul 30, 2009
Reply by Rob MacKillop

You Tube Video Downloading

I'm in process of learning the finer points of minstrel banjo. However, I am unble to find software that will let me do so. I'm working wit…

Started by Ron Stanfield

7 Jul 30, 2009
Reply by Ron Stanfield

Banjo Goodness

Greg,I love to hear you play!You are truly wonderful!When I can play as great as you,Tim and Carl,I will then consider myself a good banjo…

Started by Tom Ward

0 Jul 23, 2009

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
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