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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Trapdoor2 commented on John Masciale's event An Early Banjo Gathering
"I'm so glad to hear Kristina has put her research into book form! Her and Pete's discoveries and presentations at the Banjo Collector's Gatherings over the past few years have been amazing and exciting. If she has copies there,…"
10 hours ago
Kevin Taylor commented on John Masciale's event An Early Banjo Gathering
"Got this on my calendar now. Obviously everything is TBD for me at the moment, but at least I know about it and have it down. Thanks for organizing."
11 hours ago
Kevin Taylor might attend John Masciale's event

An Early Banjo Gathering at Renfrew Museum and Park

June 26, 2020 at 7pm to June 28, 2020 at 1pm
We are hosting an Early American Banjo gathering. The committee for this event are John and Elaine Masciale, Tim Twiss, Al Smitley, and Andy Chase. At the end of the last gathering there was a lot of interest in continuing with the gathering, but we needed a new venue.  After a lot of searching we are pleased to announce that Renfrew Museum is willing to host us.Our goals are:!. To educate about and create an appreciation for the early American banjo, its musical repertoire, and its role in…See More
11 hours ago
Rob Mohr commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Great! Thanks, Tim! I'll check it out..."
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Timothy Twiss commented on Paul Draper's video
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"If you go to my Youtube site and find a playlist called "Fiddle Tunes"....you will find 94 arrangements not found in the Tutors"
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Rob Mohr commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Thanks, Tim! Good to know. I didn't want to buy it and have a "non-useful" book, since I don't play fiddle."
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Timothy Twiss commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Fiddle music is a very good source of material. Many of the early banjo players also played fiddle, so the integration was logical. When choosing a fiddle tune for banjo, almost ANY will work.....but some are better than others. I look for the…"
yesterday
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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"I don’t have the collection. I’m playing Tim’s arrangement. "
yesterday
Rob Mohr commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Paul, I found Ryan's Mammoth Collection.  It says they're fiddle tunes. Does the music as written work for banjo? Or is that where Tim comes in with adaptation? Thanks in advance..."
Friday
Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
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"I like it when we apply the techniques from the tutorials and then use other period sources to expand the repertoire!  No doubt banjoists of the mid-19th C applied the banjo to other popular music of the day such as brass band, fife &drum,…"
Thursday
Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
Thursday
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Grape-Vine Twist

From Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, by way of Tim Twiss’ Gourd Banjo Music.
Thursday
Tom Taggart liked Andy Chase's video
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Tuesday
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The Ada Waltz, 1872

Credited to Chas. Harris, from Frank B. Converse's 1872 book "The Banjo and How to Play It." Performed on a fretted, concert-pitch banjo.
Tuesday
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Tom Taggart liked Paul Draper's video
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flatfoot johnny commented on flatfoot johnny's photo
Mar 29
flatfoot johnny posted a video

Buckley's Jig

A quick sound test of my latest banjo. A Tunbridgeware inspired lyre headed minstrel banjo. This is my first minstrel to have a mylar head and I'm pleasantly...
Mar 29

Forum

PICK UP SOMETHING NEW??

Started by Timothy Twiss in Uncategorized Mar 22. 0 Replies

Blackface & Minstrel Shows

Started by Al Smitley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rob Mohr Mar 17. 9 Replies

Boucher

Started by Al Smitley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Al Smitley Mar 10. 4 Replies

New Banjo

Started by Mark Bridge in Uncategorized. Last reply by Michael Cypret Feb 18. 3 Replies

 
 
 

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