Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

A very quick and dirty rendition of Camptown Hornpipe, loosely based off the tablature in Briggs' Banjo Method and from watching an assortment of random other reenactors play it. This is with two days of practice.

Also, this isn't my room, or even my house. Pay no attention to the bedspread, it's not mine...

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Comment by Strumelia on November 4, 2016 at 7:46am

Hey Max, this is just great!  Love it.  Welcome to the gang here.

P.S. I still think it's your bedspread.

Comment by Al Smitley on November 4, 2016 at 9:22am

Nice sound.  Bedspread?  Didn't even notice until you mentioned it.  What's wrong with it?

Comment by Max L. Rowland on November 4, 2016 at 10:39am
Thank you both! The bedspread is jusssst a might too colorful for my taste. Haha!
Comment by Tom Taggart on November 4, 2016 at 5:39pm

Max, great sound as always.  Sure missed you at Cedar Creek last month.

Comment by Jason Adam Young on January 4, 2017 at 12:14pm

what is the tuning of each string top to bottom? sounds great. I see alot of people using different tunings and playing it different all up to speed.

Comment by Max L. Rowland on January 7, 2017 at 11:08pm

Ahoy, Mister Jason! I can't for the life of me remember what tuning I had this in at the time. I believe it was standard minstrel D, knocked down several steps or so. I had just put the strings on and wanted to bring them up gradually. Haha!

Comment by Strumelia on January 7, 2017 at 11:32pm

He's playing it in key of F-  tuned one step below the usual Briggs dGDF#A (key of G)...

so I believe he's tuned cFCEG and playing it in key of F.


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