Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

May 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Memorial Day

Hey all you banjo pickers that served our Country,...THANK YOU!

Glad your hear with the rest of us sharing and playing this great music.


Added by Nicholas A Bechtel on May 27, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

A Stinker

Who would have thought??..."May Polka" has been the hardest song ever for me to record. ( Green Converse book ).

Added by Tim Twiss on May 25, 2013 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Lots of tunes

I threw a lot of songs up...basically letting you in on a practice. Good for us....to see how well we can play tunes on any given day. Not too polished, but we enjoy playing, and have some gigs coming up. We are especially enjoying these early and slightly obscure tunes. How do you approach one that is not recorded much yet???? Look at the music and try things I guess. Anyway, any comments or observations are welcome.

Added by Tim Twiss on May 22, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments

please pray were being shredded here in Oklahoma

we need prayer. we're in the middle of a two day tornado outbreak


Added by Ron on May 20, 2013 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments


The Lester Levy Collection website got a facelift....check the site out for tons of sheet music. This is great source material. The pages are easy to flip through if you want to glance at a multi-page song.


Added by Tim Twiss on May 18, 2013 at 6:42am — No Comments


I have been enjoying banjo for about five years, and I wanted to learn about early banjo and to be able to play it accurately, and for the past two years, I have enjoyed it. I wanted to thank Tim Twiss for being a resource of this music. I had resources from a couple of books by Joe Weidlich and others, and the songs made better sense when I watched Tim's YouTube videos. So I'm sending a big thanks to Tim.    

Added by Noah Cline on May 9, 2013 at 5:48pm — 1 Comment


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