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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: "Soliloquy For Banjo" Tenor banjo solo - E. Davis

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Greenmeat - Posted - 07/25/2019:  10:23:16

"The Manhattan Minstrel" Eddy Davis playing a Solo that he Transcribed for Tenor Banjo. Originally written in 1954 as a Solo for Trumpet with accompaniment by John J. Morrissey. Davis use to play it on Trumpet when he was in High School in 1956. I have the music if you want to try it. Davis is playing his 1918 Gibson Trap Door Tenor with a 15 fret neck and a 12" head. His old buddy Vinnie Mondello put it back in playing shape for him.
Here is the Transcription. Eddy Davis

Greenmeat - Posted - 07/28/2019:  09:22:05

No takers - huh? Does this show that there are not as many Tenor players on here as Ome Boy thinks? Eddy

majesty - Posted - 07/28/2019:  14:29:36

We're here Eddy, but I like asparagus, carrots, radishes, etc., but broccoli just doesn't suit my taste, if you know what I mean. Your talent is unquestionable, but remember we all have different tastes in music. No offence, Jim.

Omeboy - Posted - 07/28/2019:  15:25:14

Boy, I seem to really be permanently under your skin, don't I, Eddy? Just for the record, there are 103 tenor players and 44 plectrum players in the respective groups. I hope that soothes your skin a little. .........@Greenmeat

parlour player - Posted - 07/29/2019:  04:36:59

Eddie thank you for posting your transcription ,i know the effort you put into it.

Here Japan people like you and me are known as shadow warriors.


JackRyanNPU - Posted - 07/30/2019:  04:46:57

I am one of the plectrum banjoists.

I also play 5 string and tenor, but tenor is my least favorite. The 5th tuning is incredibly uninspiring for me.

A lot like it, but I do prefer the plectrum tuning.

Also, Ive never cared for this song. I used to conduct a handbell ensemble and we did this song every Christmas.

No more!

Leslie R - Posted - 07/30/2019:  06:43:03

I don't play a four string, but I listen to four string banjo music a lot, both tenor and plectrum.
I like the song.
I am a fan of yours and follow your posts.
I would make a guess there are many others.
I appreciate your time in putting this together.
I love the banjo you are playing. What a treasure.

Greenmeat - Posted - 07/30/2019:  08:35:59

Thank you so much Leslie for your kind words -- have a great day. Eddy

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