Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

A resource and gathering site for people interested in playing and constructing early banjos, and the history of minstrel music in America.

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Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Castles In The Air

"No....tune the banjo accordingly"
yesterday
Al Smitley commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Castles In The Air

"Using a capo?"
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Go it...old email addy. We resolved it offline."
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Nothing in my inbox..."
Saturday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Sent it to ya..."
Saturday
Trapdoor2 replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Got my copy yesterday. Looks really good. Oh, yeah. I'll take the accompaniment sheets. I'll play some of these in our monthly jam, so chord progressions/charts are always welcome. Bunch of guitarists...they never know what chord comes…"
Saturday
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Castles In The Air

"It can be anything"
Saturday
Al Smitley commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Castles In The Air

"When I saw that you were doing it on your fretted banjo, I expected A/E but wasn't expecting C."
Saturday
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Castles In The Air

"That one was....you can tune the banjo any way you wish. I've played them all in D/G   E/A    and G/C."
Friday
Al Smitley commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Castles In The Air

"Now it's in "C"?"
Thursday
Al Smitley commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Castles In The Air

"I first heard this by Rodney Miller's album "Castles In The Air".  It was quite different but I'll learn this version."
Thursday
Rob Mohr liked Timothy Twiss's video
Wednesday
Tom Taggart liked Timothy Twiss's video
Wednesday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Castles%20In%20The%20Air%20-%20Full%20Score.pdf"
Wednesday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"....should read "accompaniment sheets""
Wednesday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"I sent them all today. If anybody who buys the book is interested in a compliment sheets for, let me know. I wrote them out for all the tunes. They are in the GC tuning"
Wednesday
Timothy Twiss posted a video

Castles In The Air

This is a selection from the Mel Bay Book "Early 5 String Banjo Solos". It has the added accompaniment
Wednesday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Thanks all. Ships out early next week. Hope to see ya posting some of these."
May 7
Rob Mohr replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Ordered and standing by the mailbox waiting for delivery...no pressure, no rush, Tim LOL HAHAHA"
May 6
Trapdoor2 replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Ha! Glad I didn't order from ol' Mel...I don't need another copy of the older one!"
May 5

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NEW BOOK

Started by Timothy Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Trapdoor2 yesterday. 16 Replies

Why Ethiopians?

Started by Al Smitley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Mar 5. 4 Replies

JEB Stuart

Started by Al Smitley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Al Smitley Feb 12. 1 Reply

 
 
 

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