I'm going in for another project, this one being the 1865 book "Banjo Without A Master" by Frank Converse.
It will go up, one song at a time from front to back, but it may go a bit slower because I am going to write them out in Sibelius as I go. Been meaning to do this for a long time, so this will make a nice quartet of books. Watch for them as they go up at
www.timtwiss.com and hit "Music…Continue
While I am at it, if any body wants hard copies of the Briggs' or Rice music, I am making some today and can send them out. Same price as download, and I'll include postage.
This video and text probably won't provide much new or interesting to members of this site, but we never know just what important tidbit we might stumble across. Anyway, it is definitely worth sharing with acquaintances who might be interested in what we are so passionate about, and it would likely enhance their knowledge on the subject in general.
The musicians of the Union and Confederate armies provided strong memories of the homes left…Continue
Added by Bryant Henderson on December 19, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Neat looking tambourine. Wonder if it's as old as they claim? http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Antique-Tambourine-Brass-Banjo-hardware-All-original-Minstrel-Era-/181046686874?pt=Folk_Art&hash=item2a2739349a
Have become absolutely obsessed with this book by Rob MacKillop. Can't seem to do the old time stroke, but I can certainly pick single notes(to much time spent on the Scruggs style). I love the sound and music of a by gone era. Has anyone else used this book and if you have, what do you think of it?