Minstrel Banjo

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1883 by A. Baur. Man, I wonder if these were originally on fretless?? My feeling is they had evolved to a fretted play.

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Comment by Andy Chase on July 9, 2015 at 10:22pm

Yeah, that's kind of crazy for 1) a stroke style arrangement and 2) playing without frets!  But you make it sound great.

Comment by Tim Twiss on July 9, 2015 at 10:23pm

I contemplate tempos every time I play this stuff. This Minstrel banjo as an instrument, just has a mind of it's own. It is NOT a fiddle.

Comment by Leonidas (Lee) Jones on July 9, 2015 at 10:27pm
It does sound great!
Comment by Tim Twiss on July 9, 2015 at 10:33pm

Thanks. It leaps and jumps to awkward spots....like quickly hitting the 6th position on the 4th string for a single note. NOT fretless friendly.

Comment by Wes Merchant on July 10, 2015 at 8:52am
Nice!
Comment by Scott Danneker on July 13, 2015 at 7:56pm

What song can you NOT play?  Ever thought of doing some Gershwin? 

Cheers,

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