In August I'm gonna roll up some big minstrel tambourines and make the jingles. If anyone is interested let me know. This isn't an ad. I don't make enough money doing this to feed the cat, but it keeps the wood supply up.
I finished a Boucher banjo on July 4th. I was diddling around with a melody and had just read in the 'Early Minstrel Banjo' book about 'Elevation'...... which explains the lack of notated slides in the tutors. The writer claims that slides at the time sounded too primitive, elevating above this technique would be desirable I guess. That was then. So here's some slides. i call the tune 'The Fourth Of July." Ah..the freedom to slide.