"Scott-- yes. I started playing from A notation exclusively. I was not until I was introduced to the American Banjo Fraternity and took a interest into the later era "classic" banjo pieces and ragtime that I started reading in…"
"There were a few patents for such things in the mid 1890s and post 1900. I seem to remember that they were for guitars and mandolins primarily while citing banjos to cover all grounds.
One patent that was banjo specific had individual bridges…"
"I am a little unclear about your question. Playing scales are the basis of playing music.
The two works I linked to are instruction books on how to play the banjo using A notation and they have all the information you need to learn how…"
"All it would take is 5 minutes when you start each practice session. Run through the scales of the three "natural" keys of the banjo with the relative minors. Learn the various banjo specific edits.
I'd say, since you…"
"Hi Rick, I recommend learning notation-- it is easy!
There should be a "sticky" or something covering this subject as it can be confusing.
First, let's strike the word "tuning" from the discussion. To a…"
"Zither banjos were (are) 5 string banjo with a "tunneled" fifth string. The peg heads usually have guitar three-on-a-plate tuners, also called "patent heads." They were strung with wire first, second and fifth, gut…"
Joel-You sent me two sets of two picks. But, I think you only charged me for one. Could you please double check the sunshinewave order. And, if you've only charged me once can I send them back to the PO Box on the envelope?
Yes! Is this Tad the banjo player who entertained Texans in the 1880's, between poker games and gunfights? I was married last May, thus the additional last name. I retired and now live in Clayton, Ok, in the Kiamichi Mountains of the southeast part of the state.
More time for banjo playing!
I am working on frailing lately, but joined this site to see what I could learn re 1800's music.
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