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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Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
Wednesday
Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
Tuesday
Paul Draper posted a video

Get Away, Gumbo, Sound Your Horn & Rise Old Napper

Two tunes from Phil Rice’s Banjo Instructor of 1858.
Tuesday
Joel Hooks posted a discussion

Prize Banjo Instructor by Jean White

I posted this on the Classic banjo site but thought that people here might like to see it.For your isolated enjoyment I present "The Prize Banjo Instructor" by Jean White, 1884.This A notation book takes an interesting approach to teaching the banjo.  Included are four and a half pages of "Diagrams of the Finger-Board".  Ah, the old fingerboard chart strikes again, this time with in a different way.  You are to study each diagram and easily master your scales by following the notes left to…See More
Sunday
OK-4 commented on Paul Draper's video
Nov 10
Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
Nov 7
Paul Draper posted a video

Rattle The Cash Jig

From Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, as arranged by Tim Twiss in his Gourd Banjo Music Collection.
Nov 6
Rob Mohr replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Need ideas
"Great!! Let me see what I can do with those!! Thanks for the ideas..."
Oct 28
Chris Prieto liked Paul Draper's video
Oct 28
Chris Prieto replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Need ideas
"I've been nailing down the fishers hornpipe in the 1868 buckley book and ironing out the tail end of the briggs yankee doodle."
Oct 28
Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
Oct 24
Paul Draper posted a video

Essence of Old Kentucky

From Howe’s Quintuple Musician’s Omnibus, by way of Tim Twiss’ Gourd Banjo Music Collection.
Oct 23
Chris Prieto liked Joel Hooks's photo
Oct 7
Chris Prieto commented on Joel Hooks's photo
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Nelse Seymour Tambo

"Is that also a repaired split in the center area of stain? I also have one on mine."
Oct 7
Joel Hooks commented on Joel Hooks's photo
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Nelse Seymour Tambo

"I find the wear or smudge patterns interesting on his tambo-- dead center where it is struck and where the other hand holds it."
Oct 5
Rob Mohr posted a discussion

Need ideas

hey folks, I need a couple tunes. I've been in a bit of malaise and my nose stuck in books too much. And, I need to get back into the groove.So, I'm taking tune ideas. I typically work on two at a time, just for the change and frustration's sake...some may call it ADD lolSee More
Oct 2
Joel Hooks commented on Mark Weems's video
Oct 2
Joel Hooks commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"Hi Mark, is everything okay?  Not that long ago  we could have a conversation... now insults? My post included a few questions that I don’t have answers for.  I feel like there is a connection between the old time alternate…"
Oct 1
Mark Weems commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"Poor Joel "classic banjo supremacist" Hooks, will evidently spend another 10 years driving people off of this site with his snobbery and bizarre need to denigrate folk music."
Oct 1
Chris Prieto commented on Mark Weems's video
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Mid 19th Century Minstrel Tambourine

"I tried email it to you guys but it might be too big. I uploaded to Google docs so you can download from there: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iLev-5NkrYgHv6Zug3H4DC4oGzyMuU_e/view?usp=drivesdk"
Oct 1

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Need ideas

Started by Rob Mohr in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rob Mohr Oct 28. 2 Replies

More Guitar Style Resources?

Started by Ethan Baker in Uncategorized. Last reply by Joel Hooks Sep 28. 3 Replies

Nate Calkins Gourd Banjo

Started by Parker Buckley in Classified. Last reply by Michael Cypret Aug 17. 1 Reply

 
 
 

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