Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

August 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Buffalo Gals/Lubly fans will you come out tonight.

Can anyone tell me if there is a version written specifically for stroke style somewhere or does everyone just go off the standard notation?

Still don't have the concept of how to take a standard piece and make it apply to the banjo style we are playing.

Thanks!

Added by Nicholas A Bechtel on August 26, 2012 at 2:26pm — 2 Comments

New Converse Book

Anybody else playing this stuff? Here's this great new book, and I feel like I'm the only one at the party....a new Converse Book.....holy cow!!

Added by Tim Twiss on August 24, 2012 at 10:42pm — 4 Comments

Humidity

I did a little playing tonight, going outside with the Bell Banjo. It started at 50% RH, and as it grew darker, reached 68%. At about 65%, I could feel the pitch squirm a little bit, but no big issue. It got a little tubbier sounding then too, but was good. The skeeters came out then, so I came in. Anyway, having great fun watching conditions relative to the instrument and it's behavior. 

Added by Tim Twiss on August 24, 2012 at 7:42pm — 5 Comments

LECTURE/CONCERT/EXHIBITION UNC CHAPEL HILL

ALL CONCERNED--

i JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS UPCOMING EVENT AT THE WILSON LIBRARY AND MEMORIAL HALL ON THE UNC CAMPUS.  THE FIRST PART IS A SEIES OF LECTURES ON THE HISTORY OF THE BANJO BY THE USUAL SUSPECTS WITH AN ACCOMPANYING EXHIBIT IN THE LIBRARY.. THEN THERE IS A A CONCERT WITH TONY TRISHKA, RILEY BAUGUS, KIRK SUTPHIN AND DOM FLEMONS SATURDAY NIGHT.  YOU HAVE TO GET FREE TICKETS FROM THE MEMORIAL HALL BOX OFFICE FOR THE CONCERT.   I KNOW MOST PEOPLE DON'T LIVE HERE LIKE I DO, BUT…

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Added by Rob Morrison on August 20, 2012 at 11:20am — 4 Comments

Converse 1871

Hey, anybody else going to join the party? All this fresh meat.....

Marc is adding tabs gradually. If you guys don't read notation well, this is a chance to build a library on the Ning site.

 

Added by Tim Twiss on August 12, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

EARLY BANJO HIT 'n' RUN

My buddies buddies Sheesham & Lotus and I were all playing at the Millrace Folk Festival in Cambridge, Ontario on the weekend. We agreed to bring funky banjos to the "Whimsical Songs" workshop and foisted Rumsey's Jig on several hundred members of the unsuspecting public - spendidly accompanied by bones and Sousaphone. It was pretty darned whimsical, and clearly one for our side!

Added by Ian Bell on August 6, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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