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Andy Gelfert
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Howe's New American Banjo School

Started this discussion. Last reply by Silas Tackitt Jun 6, 2012. 2 Replies

In my searches for original Accordeon documentation/music I came across this offering on Alibris. Even though it is priced at $449.95 I thought that perhaps it is something, someone does not already…Continue

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John Masciale and Andy Gelfert are now friends
May 19, 2013
John Masciale left a comment for Andy Gelfert
"Hi Andy, I'm currently playing a Hohner 20 key anglo concertina (G&C).  I'm looking forward to meeting you.  - John"
Mar 27, 2013
Andy Gelfert left a comment for John Masciale
"John, it seems our paths might cross at Gettysburg (Blue Gray Alliance) event this year (2013). On FB I have sent your wife a few messages. She said that you are also interested in Accordeons, and have a Concertina that you play. If you are…"
Mar 27, 2013
Silas Tackitt replied to Andy Gelfert's discussion Howe's New American Banjo School
"Paging Brian Welch.  Paging Brian Welch : http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/forum/topics/1851-gumbo-chaff-tutor  Considering the title for this collection includes the description, "with new and complete rules and exercises, and all…"
Jun 6, 2012
Trapdoor2 replied to Andy Gelfert's discussion Howe's New American Banjo School
"It is also being offered on ebay...for the same price. I'd love to have it...but not at that price! I found a copy (online) in the Dallas, TX public library. Might be something you could get thru interlibrary...perhaps with permission to copy,…"
Jun 6, 2012
Andy Gelfert posted a discussion

Howe's New American Banjo School

In my searches for original Accordeon documentation/music I came across this offering on Alibris. Even though it is priced at $449.95 I thought that perhaps it is something, someone does not already have, and might want.…See More
Jun 6, 2012
Andy Gelfert left a comment for Andy Gelfert
"Sorry it has taken me this long to reply. I have original copies of the Howe preceptor. I do not have any of the Winner's books. However, I do have one you did not post ... Henry West."
Jun 6, 2012
Andy Gelfert left a comment for razyn
"Hello Razyn. Thank you for the welcome. I also have early accordeon tutors, however, if you were willing, I would very much like to see, if you are agreeable, if you have something I don't, and share anything you may not have from my…"
May 26, 2012
Andy Gelfert left a comment for Andy Gelfert
"Hello Ian, and thank you for the welcome. I have read a few of the past posts including the one where you posted a picture "Not a Banjo" (a 1850's Busson Accordeon). This is the type of instruments (French Accordeon/Flutina) to…"
May 25, 2012
Ian Bell left a comment for Andy Gelfert
"Hi Andrew, Welcome. What sort of accordion? There are a few other "bellowheads" lurking amongst this crowd. Myself among them.  "
May 25, 2012
Andy Gelfert left a comment for Greg Adams
"Greg, thank you for encouraging me to come to the Antietam Early Banjo Gathering. I am just begining to be exposed to what you might consider "standard" music (most of what I have played has been hymns, and a few of the most popular tunes…"
May 25, 2012
Greg Adams left a comment for Andy Gelfert
"Hello Andy, Nice to see you here. If you have the time, you should come to the Antietam Early Banjo Gathering and bring your accordions so that people can learn about what you do. It'd also be great to play some music with you and your…"
May 25, 2012
Andy Gelfert left a comment for Steve Jeter
"Greetings Steve, I am glad to know another brother in the Lord."
May 22, 2012
Andy Gelfert is now friends with Steve Jeter and Dave Culgan
May 22, 2012
Andy Gelfert left a comment for Dave Culgan
"Hi Dave, and thanks for the invitation. I believe that I can learn much from you all here. Thanks for having me."
May 22, 2012
Andy Gelfert updated their profile
May 21, 2012

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Internet Search
How long have you played banjo?
I play 1800's Accordeon/Flutina
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Accordeons mainly Busson, 1 banjo unidentified

Comment Wall (10 comments)

At 1:50pm on May 21, 2012, John Masciale said…

Hi Andrew,

Welcome.  We have a couple of other members who are CW chaplains as well (myself included). 

At 1:59pm on May 21, 2012, Andy Gelfert said…

John,

Thank you for the welcome. I am not an ordained minister, however, I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ ... so a dual purpose ... ministry & reenacting ... well, also music.

At 9:01am on May 25, 2012, Greg Adams said…

Hello Andy,

Nice to see you here. If you have the time, you should come to the Antietam Early Banjo Gathering and bring your accordions so that people can learn about what you do. It'd also be great to play some music with you and your instruments.

Best regards,

Greg

At 3:02pm on May 25, 2012, Ian Bell said…

Hi Andrew,

Welcome. What sort of accordion? There are a few other "bellowheads" lurking amongst this crowd. Myself among them.

 

At 6:14pm on May 25, 2012, Andy Gelfert said…

Hello Ian, and thank you for the welcome. I have read a few of the past posts including the one where you posted a picture "Not a Banjo" (a 1850's Busson Accordeon). This is the type of instruments (French Accordeon/Flutina) to which I am refering. I hope not to be breaking protocol for this forum, however, if you are interested please visit www.VictorianAccordeon.com also Victorian Accordeon on Facebook ... all are welcome. I fixed a reed on Dave Culgan's Accordeon, and just recently met Greg Adams (at the Washington Soiree) where I had played Accordeon at a ladies, civil war, tea. I hope that we can talk further about this as you seem to be well versed in this type of instrument also.

At 8:23am on May 26, 2012, razyn said…

Welcome, not that I'm around that much, but I am one of the other free-reed tolerators here.  I have a small collection of early accordeon tutors, 1840s and thereafter, and have posted about them a few times, here.  But when I play -- not very regularly -- it's almost always on a modern bayan (Russian CBA).

At 5:24pm on May 26, 2012, razyn said…

It's something like lactose tolerance, only for free reeds.

At 5:47pm on May 26, 2012, razyn said…

If you haven't seen this old thread, my whole collection is illustrated (covers only, and not including books for chromatic instruments, later than the 1880s).

http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/forum/topics/banjos-and-accordeons?id=2477478

At 11:24am on June 6, 2012, Andy Gelfert said…

Sorry it has taken me this long to reply. I have original copies of the Howe preceptor. I do not have any of the Winner's books. However, I do have one you did not post ... Henry West.

At 1:46pm on March 27, 2013, John Masciale said…

Hi Andy,

I'm currently playing a Hohner 20 key anglo concertina (G&C).  I'm looking forward to meeting you.  - John

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