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Brice Alms
  • 15, Male
  • Marion, IL
  • United States
  • 2015 and self taught
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Are there Videos or photos of early banjos in the 20 century?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto May 8. 1 Reply

Does anyone know if there were anybody playing early and mid 19th century banjo in the early or mid 20th century, I've been looking for photos, videos, or audio and can't find anything. I've seen…Continue

What was the common size and tapering of the tuning peg holes in the 19th century.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Kimerer Apr 14. 10 Replies

I am going to be making and authentic replica of a 19th century banjo and I have been looking for the common size and tapering of the tuning peg holes.Continue

Kentucky juba in tab?

Started Mar 22 0 Replies

Does anyone know if there's tablature for Kentucky Juba (Frank B Converse : The Banjo And How To Play It(1872)).Continue

Original Bones?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Apr 3. 6 Replies

I have been thinking, since there are original banjos, violins, and tambourines, where are the original bones. does anyone know if there are bones from the minstrel era that exist today.Continue

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"I've been listening to your album, I really like it Tim. I think my favorite is Hartle's New York Polka."
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"Not *exactly* what you asked for but check out Joel Hooks Minstrel Hall of Fame photo album. There's a bunch of players, some maybe with prop banjos and other with nicer looking…"
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Green Corn Jig (1858) (VIDEO).

In the late 1870s, former president U,S Grant stayed a night in the Manor, the bed he slept In is still here. The old photos and sketches are of Cairo and Fo...
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Terry Bell
How long have you played banjo?
2015 and self taught
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
2 open back banjo, bell Boucher minstrel banjo. I will be making some gourd banjos and a my own minstrel banjo.

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