Minstrel Banjo

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I never considered using a capo on a fretless banjo before seeing this from Greg Adams.  Does anyone else out there do this?  Any tips on h…

Started by Scott Danneker

0 Mar 29

Back Story

Not sure if some are familiar with Back Story.  Here is what I received today. If you scan down, you should be able to listen to the 35-min…

Started by Al Smitley

0 Mar 22

Appomattox 2019

Any word on dates for this event yet? Thanks, -Scott

Started by Scott Danneker

0 Mar 17

Rumseys Jig sheet music for fiddle

I was wondering if there's a sheet for this somewhere? I only have converse version for banjo which I believe won't work for a violin

Started by Chris Prieto

1 Mar 7
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Missing pages

Someone was attentive enough to notice that a few pages were missing from some of my "Early Banjo Complete" tutor section. If you bought it…

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Feb 17
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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

12 Feb 14
Reply by Byron Thomas

Update on Terry Bell

Check Terry's facebook page (Bell Banjos) for the latest from Terry. Wishing him well....

Started by Hugh Strawn

6 Feb 5
Reply by Jason Adam Young

Musical passage

I stumbled upon this site last year and spent a good amount of time listening to these 3 songs Angola, Papa, and Koromanti. It's a really i…

Started by Byron Thomas

0 Jan 23

Dan Emmett's Musical Manuscript

Is there any idea of where I can find a digital copy of this as I'm not hopeful of finding an original?

Started by Byron Thomas

0 Jan 23

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 Jan 12
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