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Cripple Creek - Weber Yellowstone Vintage A mandolin and White Swallow banjo mandolin duet
 
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A popular one for the banjo, Cripple Creek is a Southern Appalachian folksong/tune. It is an example of a "play party tune" - simple, lilting melodies, with improvised words in responses to the experiences of courting, working and living. There are many different versions of the lyrics and many Cripple Creek locations laying claim to this tune. Nice to bring together a classic US made Weber Yellowstone Vintage A mandolin and my new Australian made White Swallow long scale large pot banjo mandolin. They complement each other beautifully -- their quality craftsmanship and lovely bluegrassy tone.
Views: 1328 Terry Y
Cripple Creek (Key of A) (With Tabs & Play Along Tracks) - Mandolin Lesson
 
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Views: 4372 MandoLessons
Needlecase - banjo and mandolin
 
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Needlecase is such a sweet tune. Gail is playing the mandolin and I am playing the banjo.
Views: 14813 Larry Toto
Cripple Creek-Bluegrass Guitar- Koch Brothers
 
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Cripple Creek-Koch Brothers
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Mandolin Lesson 6, Cripple Creek (AABB)
 
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Books with this song are available at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/crowleymusic Scype lessons available too. Send a contact request to n.crowley12 on scype. Cripple Creek is what we call a "fiddle tune" which mostly refers to the 'form' the song uses which is AABB. In this case A is the first melody and it repeats. B is the second melody and it also repeats. I play through the song 3x and recommend that you play it a minimum of 2x through when you practice it on your own so that you get the transition from the end of the "B" section back to the "A" section. Thanks!
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Earl Scruggs And Lester Flatt - Cripple Creek
 
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Flatt And Scruggs Play Cripple Creek.
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Needlecase -- old-time banjo and guitar duet
 
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Another tune from my office lunch party debut concert.
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HOHAOB40M Hohner AOB40-M A+ Open Back 5-String Banjo with Gig Bag $299
 
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www.libertybellows.com Email: [email protected] The AOB40-M open back banjo is a full sized banjo for a more vintage or traditional appeal. Each A+ by Hohner banjo incorporates many of the special A+ build advantages developed by Hohner. This banjo features a satin reddish mahogany finish, chrome hardware, 24 brackets and an 11" Fiberskyn head for a warm more vinatage tone. Other enhancements include upgraded tuners, headstock design and an ebony topped three legged bridge. More A+ advantages are incorporated improving the instrument's performance. Overall the resulting instruments from A+ requirements have increased quality, volume, playability, tone, sustain and instrument life. Only A+ by Hohner instruments can claim the attributes of the A+ Advantage system. Each A+ by Hohner banjo includes a black padded gig bag.
Views: 702 Liberty Bellows
Cripple Creek on the Bayou
 
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This is just me hanging out at my favorite spot down here in my dear ole Mississippi, just a creek a few minutes from my house near Louisville. Lots of deer, squirrels and snakes 'round these parts, heard around there's a panther about, and possibly black bears as well. Tons of beaver ponds and birds. Never seen a gator around this particular pond, but some other ones in the region have them, seen plenty of 'em. It's a lovely spot, I come here now and then with a six pack of beer or a jug of shine, a can of beans and hang out all day picking my banjo when I can. This is one of the most peaceful areas I have ever known, away from it all, just the sound of them critters going about their simple lives. An old man that lives in Texas owns this 200 somethin' acres of land and he allows us to be in the premises, and actually even get our firewood from here. In exchange of watching over the place for him, make sure nobody is abusing the land. However, he died recently, so the future of this stretch of land is uncertain, as his sons ain't good ole boys that want any land and might could just sell it. If they do, it might be all gone for logging, which would be a shame really, but oh well, the world needs wood to come from somewhere... The pistol used here is just a tiny .25 ACP I sometimes carry in my pocket, just in case of God knows what out there, but you betcha my .12 gauge pump shotgun ain't never too far of reach... just in case too! Video proudly made in Mississippi.
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Joe 2009 Banjo
 
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Joe plays the Silvertone in Groveland.
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Needlecase on the mandolin
 
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Here's an old-time tune in D on the Heiden A5
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Vintage Silvertone Banjo w/ Original case
 
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Vintage Silvertone Banjo w/ Original case
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Needlecase
 
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D tuning. 2nd & 4th beats are accented in this slow version.
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This is how you play the banjo-mandolin.
 
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This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
Views: 6409 Bianca Sellars
Mary Bell Mandolin Banjo FOR SALE!!!
 
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Custom made instrument from and old rim with full resonator and flange. The maple neck is newer and was made by B. Lehmann. This is a very good player with a loud, but balanced sound. Item# 1117450, Our price: $599.00
Recording King RK-M5 American-made Banjo
 
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Click here: https://store.banjobenclark.com/products/rk-m5-banjo – Includes Manufacturer Lifetime Warranty, Free Shipping to lower 48, Free 5th String Spike Installation, Free Professional Setup, and a Free Hardshell Case! - Original Recording King Peghead with Ebony Overlay - Antiqued Aged Binding and Peghead - Eastern Curly Neck with 2-way Adjustable Truss Rod - Bound Rosewood Fingerboard with 27 3/8" Scale - New Vintage Inspired Fan Style MOP Inlay Pattern - Five Star Planetary Tuners and 5th String Peg - Curly Maple Resonator Back & Sidewalls - 3-ply Maple Recording King Rim - 20-hole Bell Brass Flathead Tone Ring - One-piece Prewar-style Pot Metal Flange - Presto-style Tailpiece & One-piece Armrest - 24 Notched Brass Tension Hoop - 24 Hooks and Nuts With American Standard Threads - Dual 1930's Style Coordinator Rods - Maple/Ebony 5/8" Bridge - Remo Frosted Head, 11" High Crown - Nitrocellulose Honey Burst Finish - Nickel-Plated Hardware - Includes Hardshell Case - Manufacturers Lifetime Warranty If you've got questions, shoot us a message or give us a call at 833-BANJOBEN (833-226-5623).
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Musician's Gear Deluxe - Hardshell Banjo Case - Review
 
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Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more. Thanks for watching!!! This banjo case is designed to fit all standard 4- and 5-string banjos. Features textured black vinyl covering, 5-ply wood construction, black plush lining, gold-plated hardware, interior accessory compartment, and locking fasteners. SPECIFICATIONS: Total length: 40" Body length: 17" Body width: 14" Body depth: 5"
Clifford Essex Mandolin Banjo
 
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1930s Clifford Essex Mandolin Banjo strung as a Ukelele.
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Interview with Donna Stoneman- Bluegrass Mandolin Pioneer
 
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Interview by Tara Linhardt with Donna Stoneman- bluegrass mandolin pioneer from the legendary Stoneman family - one of the first families of Bluegrass. Thanks to cameraman Nathan Shuppert and editor Mark Tyler. Interview was shot in February of 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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New Gear from Reunion Blues!!
 
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A lot of new and exciting things are pouring into the 81Crowe studio this week, including this stellar new Reunion Blues Continental Voyager gig bag! Check out this case and much more over at www.reunionblues.com (world's coolest puppy not included). Thanks for watching, and look for more content coming your way soon! Keep rollin', RC
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Top 10 things to keep in your banjo case: banjo lesson
 
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http://www.banjoexpert.com Contact me for private banjo lessons. Lessons available via skype. Call / text. 317-459-8865 or email [email protected] Thanks :)
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Armando Zuppa Teaches Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar and Ukulele At Penny Lane Emporium
 
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Armando Zuppa Teaches Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar and Ukulele At Penny Lane Emporium
Bluegrass Fakebook, 150 All Time Favorite Songs Review • acousticmusictv.com
 
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http://www.acousticmusictv.com Great bluegrass songbook with 150 all time favorites including 50 gospel tunes for guitar, banjo and mandolin. Bluegrass Fakebook 150 All Time Favorites Including 50 Gospel Tunes for Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin by Bert Casey. One of our favorite songbooks, great songs, easy to play, contains bluegrass lyrics, gospel lyrics, chord progression and melody lines. The type is big for easy reading, lots of lyrics, great for jam sessions or learning to play for performances. At the back includes the popular chord charts for guitar, banjo and mandolin. Some of the songs included in the Bluegrass Fake Book: Banks of the Ohio, Battle of New Orleans, Cripple Creek, Dark Hollow, Foggy Mountain Top, Friend of the Devil, Hot Corn, Cold Corn, John Henry, Man of Constant Sorrow, Old Joe Clark, Panama Red, Salty Dog, Shady Grove, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wabash Cannonball, Will The Circle Be Unbroken and many more. Pick up a copy today at our Acoustic Music TV Bookstore, http://www.acousticmusictv.com
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Banjo for Sale $2500  SOLD!
 
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Gibson RB 250-Mastertone Banjo for Sale. This banjo was played on the 2006-2008 Rod Stewart Tour! It comes with an LR Baggs Pick-up installed, a set of Elixir Banjo Strings and an instructional book and CD. It has a scratch on the back of the resonator, other than that it looks and sounds great! Comes with a hardshell case.
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Deluxe Padded Banjo Gig Bag by Gear4music
 
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Deluxe Padded Banjo Gig Bag by Gear4music. http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Deluxe-Padded-Banjo-Gig-Bag-by-Gear4music/1II3 Suitable for most 4, 5 and 6 stringed banjos, the Deluxe Padded Banjo Gig Bag by Gear4music offers fantastic protection for you instrument. With shoulder straps and a side carry handle, this bag makes transporting your instrument to and from rehearsals and gigs much easier and an external storage pocket provides you with a space to keep your music and banjo accessories. This video was produced in Gear4music's own studio facility at its headquarters in York. For more news and information visit our website and social networks: Website: http://www.gear4music.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gear4music Twitter: http://twitter.com/gear_4_music Instagram: http://instagram.com/gear4music/ Pinterest: http://uk.pinterest.com/gear4music/
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Deering Sierra Demo–Banjo Ben's General Store!
 
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See it here: https://store.banjobenclark.com/collections/instruments/products/deering-sierra-mahogany-5-string-banjo-with-case – Includes pro setup, 5th string spike installation, and free domestic shipping! – The pot assembly of the Sierra, the violin grade maple 3 ply rim, the -06- tone ring, the one piece zinc flange, the notched tension hoop, the Deering tail piece and armrest are exactly the same as entire Deering line all the way up to their more expensive banjos. The tone is crisp, the sustain is musical, and the feel and playability are second to none. Truly a lifetime instrument.
Views: 1808 Banjo Ben Clark
John Schreiber teaches Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Fiddle
 
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John Schreiber teaches Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Fiddle at Penny Lane Emporium
The Weight (The Band) Mandolin Cover Lesson with Chords/Lyrics - Capo 2nd
 
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Capo 2nd....Please LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE if this was a help to you! Woohootiehoo and Best of luck! TALKING WITH THE GUITAR : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnceKMCn4iaTwaFHadYOihH_ JAMTRACKS : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cjAbpic9OU SOFTWARE TRICKS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw31fB8MspA ON MUNSONGUITARSONGS CHRISTMAS GUITAR LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGneogMWWLQUxyguxvE5IL-MK STRUM GUITAR CRASH COURSE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWUCDi72fYA&index=1&list=PLSOqGPnSyKokWcvcSq665Oh1rMBFVIASD FINGERSTYLE GUITAR CRASH COURSE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuDT3Q5tvcw&index=2&list=PLSOqGPnSyKokWcvcSq665Oh1rMBFVIASD PIANO CRASH COURSE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrFmtMvnenI&index=3&list=PLSOqGPnSyKokWcvcSq665Oh1rMBFVIASD UKE CRASH COURSE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPsI2bfHlWw&index=5&list=PLSOqGPnSyKokWcvcSq665Oh1rMBFVIASD BARIUKE CRASH COURSE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4UFPFv95F4&index=6&list=PLSOqGPnSyKokWcvcSq665Oh1rMBFVIASD MANDOLIN CRASH COURSE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvnXQjeIqEk&list=PLSOqGPnSyKokWcvcSq665Oh1rMBFVIASD&index=7 BANJO CRASH COURSE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owY-2Amtcv0&list=PLSOqGPnSyKokWcvcSq665Oh1rMBFVIASD&index=8 BASS CRASH COURSE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5W2dvtkPNA&index=9&list=PLSOqGPnSyKokWcvcSq665Oh1rMBFVIASD COVER LESSONS: GUITAR LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhHJAtfNDCe6KExzqYb6k1byu1_iX1gH1 BANJO LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhHJAtfNDCe4zK5WV9rU-PckkvFk3Gy5t MANDOLIN LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhHJAtfNDCe41uoEQnpt38vMDSGtbD8cA UKE LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhHJAtfNDCe6lU0mPj9Xfs4kT4PJd4AYU BARIUKE LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhHJAtfNDCe7VHQ-817NMi7K5i-8r71-r BASS LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhHJAtfNDCe5Z6UBRk_yVB6iFxvhMrQEk PIANO LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhHJAtfNDCe7y7bFG1MWCr2I6ygK0kowK PLAYLISTS FROM MUNSONMUSICLIVE: PIANO LESSONS : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGncAheSU8chNKcEYujg29lxM BASS LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGneJwFYBaUIWJZ-VtfEvauSS UKE LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGne2vDKIAwCZS8A2s0zBuPGQ BARIUKE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGndajXYy4FXJhYLt_lHn21x6 MANDOLIN LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGncecQSoB8sC39XSDeF9iCRn BANJO LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGndQrIr-4M8rHFhBjWMozaxv GUITAR LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnfAMU6NguqeeSyFUwgk6GUV GUITAR LESSONS (1): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnfamr97wNHi0HZ20hRwqdAK GUITAR LESSONS (2) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnefotPmidvDOWAM2B-jpiQO GUITAR LESSONS (3) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnf4EiFkBminrfFic5jNj3W9 GUITAR LESSONS (4) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGndnvKrFAGVTsCs4T-b8aylV GUITAR LESSONS (5) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGncAmrJi9wln7bu9DXf0P8aU GUITAR LESSONS (6) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnc8ldKmTpj6xsFnFRzn3wJA GUITAR LESSONS (7) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGneyrPPV9lAK7ffE7gY1UBl4 GUITAR LESSONS (8) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnf6PQlXz29L-_qwvK21IvJp GUITAR LESSONS (9) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnfUEm00l_Y21KD5pVQ6V83Y GUITAR LESSONS (10) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGneH_bwu3pon83eYrSjIzwPc GUITAR LESSONS (11) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnfVAw0PAXW5-hwfOzEwMLDC GUITAR LESSONS (12) : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnfAMU6NguqeeSyFUwgk6GUV GUITAR LESSONS: (13) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnfzr44oaWLdhp5fLKAWIAKx guitar lessons: (14) : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGndvCmGDT1ThEW4gPEDFQ2_C GUITAR LESSONS: (15) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGnc_HSyBfrmeIE945HOMJp_Q GUITAR LESSONS (16) : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_0QJkERGncTYSACQwgL_v4ZaWEyzadz MUNSONCOVERS GUITAR LESSONS 2: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhHJAtfNDCe6KExzqYb6k1byu1_iX1gH1 MUNSONCOVERS GUITAR LESSONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhHJAtfNDCe4q3GBXrZ98L65zeLHZAs02 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK CHART : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/461267186820822777/... THE WEIGHT CHART : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/461267186820822744/... RED RIVER VALLEY CHART : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/461267186820822563/... CRIPPLE CREEK TRADITIONAL IN G : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/461267186820821916/ ... THE WEIGHT - G MAJOR CHART : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/461267186817997237/ ... THE WEIGHT A CHART AT: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/461267186830437688/ ...THE WEIGHT G CHART AT : https://www.pinterest.com/pin/461267186830437799/ ....
Views: 715 MunsonMusicLive
Bruno Banjo Mandolin SOLD!
 
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This banjo mandolin is for sale on ebay. I have this set up with 4 strings instead of 8 for two reasons, I think it has a better banjo sound and the nut cracked when I was making repairs and I was left with the option of keeping the original nut or making a replacement. I love the old time sound of this little guy. An 8 string nut and bridge will be included with a nice refinished case.
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Recording King Elite-76 Banjo Demo
 
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Elite-76 Link: https://store.banjobenclark.com/products/rk-elite-76-banjo-w-case 1-833-BANJOBEN (226-5623) Remember that ALL instrument purchases from my General Store come with free setup, 5th string spike installation on banjos, and free shipping in the US! I do also ship overseas. Contact me through the store for a quote!
Views: 983 Banjo Ben Clark
Rowan on Mandolin Banjo
 
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Beginner Mandolin: What I learned in 1 one week of practicing
 
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If you are interested to know about my mandolin I am using and the accessories, I purchased all my items off of Amazon. You can find links to these items here: The mandolin that I purchased for right handed people can be found on Amazon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Mandolin-Sunburst-Professionally-Featherlite-Included/dp/B00IH0JQCS/ref=lp_7494626011_1_8?srs=7494626011&ie=UTF8&qid=1506874079&sr=8-8 This same company also sells a mandolin for left handed users that can be found on Amazon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Left-Handed-Soundhole-Wineburst-Featherlite/dp/B01JZZT484/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1506874197&sr=8-5&keywords=left+handed+mandolin The picks I purchased on Amazon can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JB4WAU4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The lesson book I purchased can be found on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1883206553/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 My customer review video I made of the above mentioned items can be found here: https://youtu.be/D3g-w3GoRO0 If you want to know more about Banjo Ben (Ben Clark) and his lessons you can view is website here: https://www.banjobenclark.com/
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Washburn B-19, 5-string Banjo  "Old Spinning Wheel"
 
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Playing 'Old Spinning Wheel' on Washburn b-19, 5-string banjo.
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cripple creek
 
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Grandad Ali on bluegrass banjo from Scotland.Sadly passed on 18/8/10 a talented man greatly missed by all.
Views: 4720 SmashingAli1
Nu-way banjo mandolin
 
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1920's-ish Nu-way banjo mandolin. Nu-way was a brand of Albert Houdlett & Sons of Brooklyn.
Views: 172 JugBandRevolution
NEEDLE CASE Clawhammer Banjo AND Clawhammer Ukulele
 
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Clawhammer Style ukulele and banjo
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8/2 FHS Banjo Class Notes
 
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Tuning: aDAC#E
Views: 504 Max Godfrey
Needle Case
 
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Lane, Mary and Ann at Shed-a-palooza 2016, recorded by Chris White
Views: 122 BikeTheLane
Banjo mandolin
 
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Early 20th century banjo mandolin. not the best sound (or playing!) but should give an idea of what it sounds like.
Views: 110 stogadog
Banjo-mandolin fiberskyn head
 
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A short video I made to show how a Vega Style S banjo-mandolin looks and sounds with a fiberskyn head.
Stan Gee plays 'House Rent Stomp' in Guitar Tuning on 30's Vintage Maybell Tenor Banjo
 
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30's vintage Slingerland 'MayBell' Long-Scale Resonator Tenor Banjo in O/H/S/Case. For Sale. Contact Stan Gee at http://www.picknstrum.com/
Views: 2227 Stan Gee
Coleman's March - Beginner Mandolin Tune
 
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I began learning mandolin recently, and I'm uploading some videos on my mandolin progress. Coleman's march to me has a sound that hearkens back to the Civil War era. The tune is sometimes said to have been written in 1847 by Joe Coleman on the occasion of his hanging, in which case, it was his funeral march. I've copied the story below: The story of the hanging of Fiddlin’ Joe Coleman is enough to send chills up and down your spine. In 1847, near the town of Slate Fork, in Adair County, Kentucky, a shoemaker and fiddler named Joe Coleman was living with his wife, and his wife’s mother and sister. According to some accounts, Joe had been acting erratically and not long after that, someone smothered his mother-in-law to death with a pillow. A few days later, Joe’s wife went into the woods to gather bark and never came back. Joe went searching for his wife in the woods and when he returned, he was carrying her dead body. Some claimed that Joe killed his wife because he knew she suspected him in the death of her mother. His blood stained shoemaker’s knife was later found at the scene of the crime. From the start of the trial, the evidence against Joe Coleman was circumstantial, at best. The case was based solely on the testimony of Coleman’s sister-in-law. Apparently, there was bad blood between Coleman and his wife’s sister, and the jury found him guilty in the first degree and sentenced him to die by hanging. On the way to his hanging, Coleman reportedly sat on his coffin and played his fiddle as a two-wheeled ox cart slowly carried him to the site where a hastily-built wooden gallows had been constructed. The slow, dirge-like tune that he played has since been known as “Coleman’s March.” Even as the noose was being tightened around his neck, Joe Coleman maintained his innocence. Before his sentence was carried out, one legend tells how Joe promised to give his fiddle to anyone in the crowd who could play the tune better than he could. A fiddler named Franz Prewitt stepped forward and took Coleman up on his offer. Before he started fiddling, Prewitt tuned the instrument into what is called “dead man’s tuning” and managed to out-fiddle Joe Coleman. Minutes before the trap door opened under Joe’s feet, the condemned man handed over his fiddle to its new owner, as the assembled crowd held their breath and waited for justice to be served. Although a little too late, Coleman’s claim of innocence was supported many years later by the deathbed confession of an old lady who admitted to the killing of Joe Coleman’s wife. Immediately after the execution, several of Coleman’s relatives secretly spirited his body away, and somehow managed to bring him back from death’s door. After he regained his health, Coleman boarded a steamboat that took him down the Cumberland River toward Nashville, Tennessee. From there, Coleman headed out west, and from there, the trail grows cold. Even though Joe Coleman himself was never again seen in Eastern Kentucky, the tune named after him lived on, and is commonly played today as “Coleman’s March” or “Joe Coleman’s March.” After all these years, the tune still retains its dirge-like rhythm and feel, which is rare in old-time and bluegrass music. Most instrumental tunes are either fast breakdowns, danceable reels, or waltzes. “Coleman’s March” is unique in that respect. As it turns out, Joe Coleman did not compose the tune that now bears his name. Instead, he reworked an old Celtic tune known as “The Irish Jaunting Car.” No doubt inspired by his own looming execution, he changed the rhythm of the tune from a sprightly dance tune into a mournful dirge. A few years later, at the start of the Civil War, a Englishman named Harry Macarthy was in Jackson, Mississippi at the signing of Mississippi’s Ordinance of Secession. Macarthy took the very same Irish tune that Joe Coleman had played and used it as the melody for a new set of lyrics he recently composed to honor the Confederacy. The result was “The Bonnie Blue Flag.” Next to “Dixie,” it was the most popular tune of the Confederacy. But unlike Joe Coleman’s mournful melody, Harry Macarthy kept the lively and jaunty flavor of the original Celtic tune, which more accurately reflected the early and naïve optimism of the Southern cause. As for Macarthy himself, he didn’t stick around long enough to find out if his newly-composed song would help inspire the South to victory. Instead, he high-tailed it to Pennsylvania and then California, where he spent the rest of the war years far from the fields of battle that he helped to inspire with his song of Southern patriotism. A free mandolin video lesson with tabs for Coleman's March is available from Baron Collins-Hill at MandoLessons.com http://www.mandolessons.com/lessons/fiddle-tunes/colemans-march
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