Minstrel Banjo

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All Discussions Tagged 'minstrel' (6)

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John Smith and Picaninny Coleman

I am researching this early minstrel duo as far as I can tell Thomas Coleman was a banjo player. They were performing together from late in…

Started by Margaret Kirby

2 Oct 24, 2017
Reply by Margaret Kirby

Bell Boucher For Sale $450

Bell Boucher for sale, kit finished by me in warm red, hand rubbed finish. Incredible tone, just a month old. I bought several to finish…

Started by Tom Messmer

0 Jun 6, 2016

CarolinaChocolateDrops Interview- Bones and minstrel banjo

I thought this was an interesting vid to watch...hadn't seen it before. Especially the first part about the bones, and the later talk about…

Started by Strumelia

4 Aug 17, 2015
Reply by Parker Buckley

E. M. Hall's New Banjo Method

Marc Smith kindly sent me some more music to scan and much to my delight included this book. E. M. Hall was a true Minstrel Banjoist.  He g…

Started by Joel Hooks

9 Jul 27, 2015
Reply by Trapdoor2

New Member

New member here. I recently purchased a Terry Bell banjo kit and got it assembled. I've been a student of Antebellum, Civil War, African Am…

Started by Richard Saathoff

4 Jul 17, 2013
Reply by Richard Saathoff

Learning to read sheet notation music and or Minstrel music

I would like to first thank Tim Twiss and other who posting all the music.  But the one thing I find lacking is how to read the sheet music…

Started by Jeff

8 Apr 20, 2013
Reply by Tim Twiss

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