Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Thanks to Ian Bell for introducing me to this tune from Septimus Winner's New American School for the Banjo, 1883. Ian's recent posting of it inspired me to learn it.

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Comment by Ian Bell on April 29, 2014 at 9:17pm
Very Elegant - nice performance! I'll have to forward this one to Lotus as well.
Comment by Andy Chase on April 29, 2014 at 9:33pm

Yep, I'm gonna have to learn this one.  Love the guitar and percussion.  Percussion adds so much to these tunes.

Comment by Paul Draper on April 29, 2014 at 9:36pm
Thanks Ian. The tune kind of possessed me since your post... Ah, obsession...
Comment by Paul Draper on April 29, 2014 at 9:37pm
Andy - the aspirin bottle is the best. Thx to Al for that idea.
Comment by Mark Weems on April 29, 2014 at 11:22pm

Very enjoyable Paul!

Comment by Al Smitley on April 30, 2014 at 6:34am

I've never heard the aspirin bottle played better!

Perhaps we should start an Aspirin Bottle ning.  ;)

Comment by Mark Weems on April 30, 2014 at 8:56am

Brilliant idea Al. I wonder if people would start to argue about the "authentic" way to play the aspirin bottle!

Comment by Andy Chase on April 30, 2014 at 9:05am

"Ibuprofen bottle?!  Pfftt!  For the real sound you have to play a genuine pre-war Bayer aspirin bottle."

Comment by Paul Draper on April 30, 2014 at 10:07am

Mine is a cheap modern plastic knock-off model, half-filled with Bayer-like aspirin:

Comment by Al Smitley on April 30, 2014 at 10:49am

Perhaps as the "Joel Sweeney" of the Aspirin Bottle percussion instrument, I should let you all know that I tended to use 81 mg, generic Aspirin......though, of course, innovations are inevitable and bound to become the new standard.

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