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My new very old guitar. Second video.
My new very old guitar! First video
From "Converse's Banjo Songs" 1888.
Tags: Paul, draper
This is a 16 bar piece. It address the idea of hitting Strikes on the inner strings, double thumb,…
This is a demonstration and breakdown of Etude 1. It's all about "letting the banjo be the banjo" a…
Darling Nelly Gray, published 1856 Composed by Benjamin Hanby Performed by Tom Berghan, Early Banjo…
From Phil. Rice, 1858.
Tags: Paul, Draper
Ok, this tune gets more hits and comments than anything else. Perhaps it is the amusing word in the…
Played on a circa 1850 James Ashborn guitar.
New banjo bench...Two tunes from Briggs Tutor.
Played stroke style on a repro Boucher banjo (Terry Bell kit ) with gut strings. I worked this tune…
One of the greatest honors I've enjoyed in my time working at the Smithsonian took place last Frida…
An early fingerstyle banjo piece by Frank B. Converse, from the "green book" of 1865. (Played here…
Tags: converse, waltz
My just acquired original James Ashborn guitar from the late 1840's.
Tags: draper, Paul
This is a montage of sights and sounds from the weekend in September 2006, when all the crazy Minst…
Playing the Briggs on the Sweeney minstrel banjo
Tags: bell, times
Written by Stephen Foster, Published 1848. Lyrics and Melody Adapted by Tom Berghan. Minstrel Banjo…
Spanish Fandango played on a 1900 S.S. Stewart presentation banjo with nylon strings tuned in G.
Walk Jawbone "Silas.S.Steele"...1844... Ballard Banjers Minstrel Banjo 1 Ballard Banjers Minstrel B…
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