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Mara Eagle
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minstrel in c notation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mara Eagle Jun 27, 2015. 9 Replies

Hi there,Does anyone know of any minstrel instructor books written in c notation?Thanks in advance!MAraContinue

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"To me this gives off a really swampy, bayou feel (especially the very beginning) and I really like it."
Jun 27, 2015
Joel Hooks replied to Mara Eagle's discussion minstrel in c notation?
"Often times when discussion systems of notation we will use the term "tuning" and that can be confusing.  "Tuning" in the folk banjo (mostly) refers to scordatura. Mara properly used the phrase "C…"
Jun 25, 2015
Leonidas (Lee) Jones replied to Mara Eagle's discussion minstrel in c notation?
"Joe Weidlich's Early Banjo, Technique and Repertoire has some selections from several of the tutors in C notation, if you are referring to music ala modern banjo tuning."
Jun 25, 2015
Andy Chase replied to Mara Eagle's discussion minstrel in c notation?
"I struggle with the same problem; I was starting to get comfortable with reading standard notation for the "Rice" eAEG#B tuning (used by pretty much all of the tutors starting with Rice in 1858, up through the Converse Analytical in 1886…"
Jun 25, 2015
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"You could go to Peggy's website and ask her.  I've done that. Are there liner notes?"
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"I don't know.  You can search Google Images for "Who Killed Cock Robin?" and find many beautifully illustrated books containing the poem dating back to the early 19th century.   But I've never found any early…"
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"Mara, Here's a snippet of Mike Seeger singing "Who Killed Poor Robin?" on the CD "Animal Folk Songs for Children - and Other People."  It also includes children's songs by Peggy, Penny, and Barbara Seeger. …"
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"Mike Seeger... too wonderful for words, imho."
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"You'll seldom go wrong by singing a children's rhyme like a murder ballad, and singing a murder ballad like a children's play party song.   :)"
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"Wonderful combination of Briggs and Chubby Parker.  The same treatment would work well with "Who Killed Cock Robin?," a children's poem from the same period.  Mike Seeger gave it the spooky Dock Boggs treatment, though…"
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Tim Twiss
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10 yrs
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An old fretted no name, and soon a Jeff Menzies fretless gourd!!

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At 9:47am on April 18, 2013, Strumelia said…

Welcome Mara!   :)

At 9:49pm on June 6, 2015, Strumelia said…

Aw, I'm sad that you took all your videos down... ?

At 2:45pm on June 10, 2015, Mara Eagle said…

Hey Strumelia, 

yah, weird men ruin everything. the channel was connected to my personal email and I decided to delete it after a few events. I started a new channel but haven't really been making videos lately. Maybe Ill make a few soon :-) Hope you're well, maybe see you at Harry Smith?

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