"Okay now I understand. I think a "large banjo" had a different role than a true octave low bass or cello banjo. There was a common concept of pitching (I don't use "tuning") the banjo to suit the size.…"
"Hi Tom, I am curious as to the evidence that you have about bass banjos in the mid century. All that have seen shows them to be the product of the Banjo Clubs of the late 1880s with S. S. Stewart leading the other manufacturers on producing…"
"Hi Tom, by “harmonica” do you mean a ten hole “Richter” (now called diatonic) harmonica like a Marine Band model? If so then I can write with confidence that it is unlikely that any soldier in the ACW would have even…"
"HI Tom, I think there is one photo of a guy holding a weird early banjo with what looks like one of these on it.
As far as capo use in the "classic" era-- nada. All of the instruction books teach playing in all keys without the…"
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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