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Twisted Rope Jig & Minstrel Stage Reel

Tim and I are having fun exploring the crossover repertoire in our different ways - stroke and 'guitar'. Trouble is, we don't know which site to send them to..
I'm playing a fretless SS Stewart from roughly the same year as the publication.

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Comment by Tim Twiss on April 27, 2009 at 1:47pm
I like the new version of "Minstrel Stage Reel"....it has a nice flow.
The other one is funky, yet elegant. What do you think of this song at this point? Is Baur just a freak, or what? If we try "Electric", how long will it take you? I think you would enjoy the Buckley 1868 Book. Have you used this one yet?
Comment by Rob MacKillop on April 27, 2009 at 4:44pm
I don't have Buckley's book. How can I get it?

Baur certainly has a unique voice, and was apparently regarded as a front rank performer. I love the oddness of some of his pieces. Electric Light Reel is up there with the oddities. I had an hour so on it today and managed to get it moving along. I might try to video it tomorrow. The score looks scarey, but is not so bad once you decipher it. He clearly had a sense of humour.
Comment by Tim Twiss on April 27, 2009 at 5:42pm
Okay...let's try to post the tune Wed. okay?
Go to the Banjo Clubhouse. I have it there as PDF file...the whole book (less the instructions which are the same as the 1860).
Comment by Rob MacKillop on April 28, 2009 at 2:37am
OK, and Thanks
Comment by Rob MacKillop on April 28, 2009 at 2:43am
Just had a look at the clubhouse - the pdf is there for his 'Guide' but not his 'Method'. I have the Guide already, I thought you were refering to the Method.

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