Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

November 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Got a "Little Yellow" book

The price was finally right...down from those crazy hundreds on ebay. Got the "Little Yellow" book for $75.00. I know we access them free, but I guess the chance to have and hold one of my own was irresistible. This is one I plan to reissue in standard notation anyway to avoid all the dialogue and page turning.

Added by Tim Twiss on November 22, 2013 at 7:25am — No Comments

I wonder...

...you think early banjo players re-enacted? Ditched their way cool tensioned banjos, got a funky old gourds, and sat around in Revolutionary era clothing??

Added by Tim Twiss on November 17, 2013 at 9:24pm — No Comments

The "sound"

Fascinating, just the pure sound of these unique banjos we have. No two are alike.....exactly. So many small variables make the instruments distinct, and couple that with the many touches and styles we have all developed...totally unique fingerprint for each person. This is part of what I enjoy about this.

Added by Tim Twiss on November 14, 2013 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Compositons in the old style.

I've played traditional tunes for many years. Lately I've been interested in composing in the style of Old Time and Celtic music. Does anyone do that and does it sneak into your reenactment work or at the period dances? I'm completely thrilled with the historical tunes, but have gotten a lot of joy out of composing in the styles that I love as well.

Added by David Spalding Sharp on November 12, 2013 at 5:17pm — 4 Comments

sheet music

Looking for sheet music or tabs for civil war era banjo/fiddle duets.  Any help?

Added by Joel Jay Cribbs on November 2, 2013 at 4:09am — 6 Comments

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