Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

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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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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

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



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