Minstrel Banjo

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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

Dave Kirchner's Original Giant Early Tambourine (20 inches)

Started by Mark Weems

3 Nov 7, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto


Ahoy Comrades, Has anyone in the gang ever built a tambourine? My nephew is a hot percussionist with a taste for the bizarre, and he's goi…

Started by Ian Bell

6 Nov 6, 2018
Reply by Ian Bell

Giant (and old!) Tambourine

I'm not sure if this is minstrel-era or not, but the price was right and it's now a part of my collection.  It's a whopping 17'' in diamete…

Started by John Cohen

21 Nov 6, 2018
Reply by Strumelia

Kerr's Negro Jig?

Is this one a Carolina Chocolate Drops original? If not, can somebody enlighten me on its origins?

Started by david caron

2 Nov 6, 2018
Reply by david caron


I've devised a half dozen possible pronunciations for "Boucher". (Boo-cher,  Boo-shay, Bow-cher, Bow-shay, Boo-share, Bow-share).  Can some…

Started by Steve Stroot

3 Nov 5, 2018
Reply by david caron



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