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thereallyniceman - Posted - 12/27/2018:  10:12:50

JOHN FIELD "Banjo Mandolin and Guitar" LIBRARY LAUNCHED ON


I am posting to both wish everyone all the very best for the holidays and to let you know about our NEW website download section.

Recently site member and fine banjo player of many styles, John Field from the UK, died and one his wishes was that his collection of BMG magazines  should be made available to all who want to read the world famous magazine for the Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar player.

You can also read a full memorial to John on the LIBRARY page.

John’s collection is not complete but stretches from 1925 to when the BMG publishing company went into liquidation in 1976.

All the monthly copies that he had have been scanned and are now available for download. There are many gaps but if you are able to help fill them with scanned copies of BMGs that you are willing to share, please contact me.

Simply click a magazine front cover to read articles from the great players of the time featuring news, tips, comments and suggestions. Also there are music scores available in each magazine for all styles of banjo playing (and Mandolin and Guitar!).

Please visit the website or click the secure LIBRARY link here:

Have a browse around as there are many hidden treasures of music, tutor books, printed sheet music, photographs, video lessons, live playing and loads, loads more... have fun!

Ian, thereallyniceman

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mmuussiiccaall - Posted - 12/27/2018:  10:57:53


northernbelle - Posted - 12/27/2018:  15:26:37

Thank you! Wasn't aware of this magazine so will enjoy exploring. What a resource!

parlour player - Posted - 12/28/2018:  15:05:32

Thank you Reallyniceman,

I downloaded a couple of the BMG last night .
A really great read!
What caught my eye was a Advert for Gold plated strings!
I only have silver plated.

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