Similarly, Phil Rice, word-for-word, explains how to bring the right arm across the neck of the banjo as another point of gymnastic variation. I can't remember which page, but it explains how to do it at the 3rd or 5th position[?] and the 10th position.
Have a great weekend!
I think it was originally called Sangalli Dance. So anyway, banjo juggling goes back at least to 1863, and continued via Uncle Dave Macon into the mid-twentieth century.
Three minutes into the video and he says he thinks that Uncle Dave invented the tricks.
Our memories and "oral tradition" strike again.
Don't get me wrong, this is a fascinating video, but it illustrates how we can remember things incorrectly, or perhaps believe them to be true.
I met a guy at the Banjo Museum that said he did banjo tricks, and he could talk the talk. I told him I'd love to see some videos. I guess has not got around to it yet.