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Tambourines and slides

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:01am 8 Comments

In August I'm gonna roll up some big minstrel tambourines and make the jingles. If anyone is interested let me know. This isn't an ad. I don't make enough money doing this to feed the cat,  but it keeps the wood supply up.

I finished a Boucher banjo on July 4th. I was diddling around with a melody and had just read in the 'Early Minstrel Banjo' book about 'Elevation'......  which explains the lack of notated slides in the tutors. The writer claims that slides at the time sounded…


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At 9:32pm on July 30, 2009, John Masciale said…
Welcome to the Minstrel banjo site
At 1:11pm on September 28, 2011, Paul Heller said…

Thanks for your warm welcome!  My interest in minstrel banjo is primarily historical.  I've been researching and writing about a variety of banjo pioneers such as Frank Converse and his contemporaries.

Best regards to all!

At 7:14am on September 30, 2011, Tom Morrison said…
Terry, Little Henry and I are both doing fine, Thanks.
At 2:18pm on October 1, 2011, Rick Churchill said…
Thank you for the welcome. I found your site after visiting Rob Mackillop's Early Fingerstyle Banjo page. I am just starting out on the 5-string banjo and am not certain where I want it to lead.
At 5:33pm on October 1, 2011, Bell Banjos said…
Don't lead,  follow.  There's wonderful music, people and places out there.
At 8:13pm on October 30, 2011, Mike Stein said…
Thanks for the lead. I'm checking them out now.
At 10:19pm on November 15, 2011, Bruce Reich said…

Thanks Terry, One more road to explore on this life long musical journey.

At 2:39am on November 19, 2011, Kirk Haden said…

Thanks for your welcome, I intend on building some fretless banjos in the future and am happy to have this resource.


At 10:47pm on December 19, 2011, Randy Price said…

Thanks Terry. I'm glad I found the Minstrel Banjo group.

At 6:26am on February 7, 2012, Jordan S said…

Thansk, Terry.  Great to be a part of this place.

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