I posted this on the Classic banjo site but thought that people here might like to see it.For your isolated enjoyment I present "The Prize Banjo Instructor" by Jean White, 1884.This A notation book takes an interesting approach to teaching the banjo. Included are four and a half pages of "Diagrams of the Finger-Board". Ah, the old fingerboard chart strikes again, this time with in a different way. You are to study each diagram and easily master your scales by following the notes left to…See More
"Hi Mark, is everything okay? Not that long ago we could have a conversation... now insults?
My post included a few questions that I don’t have answers for. I feel like there is a connection between the old time alternate…"
"Somehow I missed this topic the first time around. Mark's explanation, while possible, fails to address the obvious problem of burden of proof in the same light of "Russell's Teapot". And just like Russell's…"
"Chris, Since it is public domain you could send it to me and I'll add it to the Internet Archive... or you could post it to the Archive yourself. It is easy, accounts are free, and the more contributors the better."
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.