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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Banjo Music of Albert Baur - Birthday Homage


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Rob MacKillop - Posted - 04/24/2012:  01:06:32



Happy Birthday to Albert Baur, born today in 1845, one of the great 19th-century banjoists. His feet were in the minstrel era, but his head was moving towards the new styles coming through in the 1880s. Many of his works are quirky and energetic, and can be played either stroke (clawhammerish) style or fingerstyle. 



I attach a free complete tab version of his great publication, The Banjoist's Budget - some great stuff in there! - and links to some videos I did about three years ago. Unfortunately I rate these videos very poorly. This was a whole new area for me, and I can certainly play these pieces better now. I'm using a SS Stewart fretless, which I no longer have, with nylgut strings.



Enjoy, and let me know if you learn any of his works.



Rob



Video 1 - Two Banjo Reels by Albert Baur



Video 2 - Two 19th-century Banjo Reels by Albert Baur



Video 3 - Twisted Rope Jig and Minstrel Stage Reel 




Baur

   

deuceswilde - Posted - 04/24/2012:  03:56:42


Well actually only one foot was in the minstrel ere-- really. That's because he lost a leg in the American civil war.

JanetB - Posted - 04/24/2012:  05:57:52



Thank you for this valuable resource.  As always, beautifully played.


Rob MacKillop - Posted - 04/24/2012:  09:25:14



I spent a couple of hours learning these pieces today - all from Baur's book...



 



 




VIDEO: Clog Dances from 1883 for Banjo
(click to view)

   

bhniko - Posted - 04/24/2012:  09:48:40



Reeled and clogged through your wonderful interpretations of Bauer's music.

Haven't noticed or been aware that you uploaded in a while...in any case welcome back.



Edited by - bhniko on 04/24/2012 09:49:55

Rob MacKillop - Posted - 04/24/2012:  10:13:24


I haven't been too well this last six months, but getting better. Anxiety attacks mainly. Nothing like a clog dance to clear the cobwebs ;-)

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