Minstrel Banjo

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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 Priz…

Started by Joel Hooks

0 Nov 22, 2020

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 groov…

Started by Rob Mohr

2 Oct 28, 2020
Reply by Rob Mohr

More Guitar Style Resources?

I've been messing with Guitar Style recently, as I wanted to get into classical banjo, but the three finger approach just never clicked for…

Started by Ethan Baker

3 Sep 28, 2020
Reply by Joel Hooks

JWS Appomattox Convergence

Haven't seen it mentioned, but I'm guessing our annual  JWS banjo convergence at Appomattox is a no-go this year??

Started by Rob Mohr

0 Aug 28, 2020

Bones. Lots of bones.

Hi, all. I'm boosting the signal here for Scott Miller, the rhythm bones specialist whom some of you met at the last Antietam gathering. Sc…

Started by Robin Netherton

0 Jul 31, 2020

Tunes For The Times of Antebellum America

I've created another self-published book of 89 tunes (no songs in this one) with titles reflecting persons, topics, or events in American h…

Started by Al Smitley

12 Jul 27, 2020
Reply by Rob Mohr

Another take on Converse's 1865 Funeral March

...played on a fretted, concert pitch banjo with suitably dirge-like drums and Mellotron strings. Funeral March by Capharnaum County Magic…

Started by Andy Chase

2 Jul 4, 2020
Reply by Andy Chase

Sam Lucas Documentary

This is a nice half-hour piece on Sam Lucas, a black entertainer who got his start in minstrelsy, and lived into the silent film era, playi…

Started by Andy Chase

0 Jul 1, 2020


For whatever reason, I feel the need to make an apology for my lack of posting/activity lately. I kind of plateaued and returned to the fun…

Started by Rob Mohr

2 Jun 29, 2020
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Horsehair or Hemp strings

Has anyone used Horsehair or Hemp for strings? The following link is a gourd banjo with Horsehair strings playing the tune “Old Johnny Boke…

Started by Michael Cypret

4 Jun 4, 2020
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