Minstrel Banjo

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"Oh yeah, I totally forgot! That fifth string peg would get in the way..."

John Cohen replied Jun 16, 2015 to Roll Call

26 Jun 18, 2015
Reply by Barbara Mullin

"John, if you end up in need a banjo you can use one of the two I'm bringing. It's sm…"

John Cohen replied Jun 16, 2015 to Roll Call

26 Jun 18, 2015
Reply by Barbara Mullin

"I'm getting ready to fly back to MA from New Orleans, after which I'll make the driv…"

John Cohen replied Jun 15, 2015 to Roll Call

26 Jun 18, 2015
Reply by Barbara Mullin

"Where is there a reference to celtic harps going that far back? The histories of tha…"

John Cohen replied Jun 12, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"It's my opinion that the fifth string is used more as a pedal tone than a drone in e…"

John Cohen replied Jun 12, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Compared to his playing, African-American plantation banjo playing likely did appear…"

John Cohen replied Jun 11, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

""Without a doubt, he had virtually no access to the vast majority of African-America…"

John Cohen replied Jun 11, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Paul, I've read your research including what you've written about Gottschalk. You ma…"

John Cohen replied Jun 9, 2015 to Timeline for Minstrel banjo fingering styles

42 Jun 12, 2015
Reply by Strumelia

"How are you all so certain that pre-minstrel era African American banjo playing was…"

John Cohen replied Jun 9, 2015 to Timeline for Minstrel banjo fingering styles

42 Jun 12, 2015
Reply by Strumelia

"I've seen the name "stroke style" used in 1880s and 1890s publications, so I wouldn'…"

John Cohen replied Jun 7, 2015 to Timeline for Minstrel banjo fingering styles

42 Jun 12, 2015
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