Ian Bell's Videos (Minstrel Banjo) - Minstrel Banjo 2020-06-05T16:56:02Z http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=1vuec9xajn4kr&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Lyon & Healy "Mystic" Banjo tag:minstrelbanjo.ning.com,2016-08-21:2477478:Video:153510 2016-08-21T16:42:48.900Z Ian Bell http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/profile/IanBell <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/lyon-healy-mystic-banjo"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135360563?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I finally got a set of nylgut strings on the Lyon &amp; Healy "Mystic" I picked up a few weeks ago. It sounds so much better now! Now I have to come up with a better bridge. <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/lyon-healy-mystic-banjo"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135360563?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I finally got a set of nylgut strings on the Lyon &amp; Healy "Mystic" I picked up a few weeks ago. It sounds so much better now! Now I have to come up with a better bridge. My Gutless Banjo life tag:minstrelbanjo.ning.com,2014-11-01:2477478:Video:120101 2014-11-01T15:20:01.005Z Ian Bell http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/profile/IanBell <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/my-gutless-banjo-life"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135359194?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Just for fun - here I am with my steel string banjo in a little video by Allison Lupton of Cambridge Ontario. Other players are Denis Rondeau - bass, Craig Werth - guitar, Darrin Schott - mandolin and Shane Cook - fiddle. Allison's song is about her grandfather and her dad -and their… <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/my-gutless-banjo-life"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135359194?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Just for fun - here I am with my steel string banjo in a little video by Allison Lupton of Cambridge Ontario. Other players are Denis Rondeau - bass, Craig Werth - guitar, Darrin Schott - mandolin and Shane Cook - fiddle. Allison's song is about her grandfather and her dad -and their horses) RAZZLE DAZZLE JIG tag:minstrelbanjo.ning.com,2014-06-10:2477478:Video:113956 2014-06-10T23:51:57.228Z Ian Bell http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/profile/IanBell <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/razzle-dazzle-jig"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135352074?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>From Armstrong's Crown Banjo Method of 1889. Joel posted a link to his scan of this book a couple of weeks ago. I mostly learned this tune just because I liked the title. It's arranged as a banjo duet. The first time through the tune I played the accompaniment as written. (I'm not crazy… <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/razzle-dazzle-jig"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135352074?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />From Armstrong's Crown Banjo Method of 1889. Joel posted a link to his scan of this book a couple of weeks ago. I mostly learned this tune just because I liked the title. It's arranged as a banjo duet. The first time through the tune I played the accompaniment as written. (I'm not crazy ... LOTUS JIG tag:minstrelbanjo.ning.com,2014-04-28:2477478:Video:112174 2014-04-28T11:05:08.639Z Ian Bell http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/profile/IanBell <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/lotus-jig"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135355764?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>A quick video I initially dashed off for my banjo playing buddy Lotus Wight, in Chelsea, Quebec. From the back pages of Winner's 1883 American School For The Banjo. I double-tracked it on my Bell Boucher. If you're reading the music carefully you'll see I mixed up a couple of cadences but it's all basically there. It's not the greatest banjo tune ever. I just liked the… <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/lotus-jig"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135355764?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A quick video I initially dashed off for my banjo playing buddy Lotus Wight, in Chelsea, Quebec. From the back pages of Winner's 1883 American School For The Banjo. I double-tracked it on my Bell Boucher. If you're reading the music carefully you'll see I mixed up a couple of cadences but it's all basically there. It's not the greatest banjo tune ever. I just liked the name. THE NEW CALABASH tag:minstrelbanjo.ning.com,2014-04-01:2477478:Video:110381 2014-04-01T02:36:24.574Z Ian Bell http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/profile/IanBell <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/the-new-calabash"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135348507?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />No great musical statements here - just an old chestnut played on a new gourd. I got the calabash at a farm south of town last fall, but didn't get inspired ... <a href="http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/the-new-calabash"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3135348507?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />No great musical statements here - just an old chestnut played on a new gourd. I got the calabash at a farm south of town last fall, but didn't get inspired ...