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Nov 30, 2022 - 8:59:39 AM
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7365 posts since 9/21/2007

I just finished scanning and uploading another 100+ (104 I think) pieces of sheet music to the Internet Archive. Most of this is in A notation with a few in C. Many are 1880s with a number published by Gatcomb. There are also a handful individual self published pieces which I always find interesting.

archive.org/details/@joel_hooks

I also like to use these posts to point out that there are scammers that will take these PDF scans, "bundle" them as downloads and try to sell them on Etsy, eBay, and similar venues. While they are perfectly within their rights to do this, I feel bad for the suckers that fall for it and pay them money instead of using google.

So, don't buy any historical banjo related downloads without searching the titles on google (which you will most certainly find for free when you do).

Nov 30, 2022 - 9:40:21 AM
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365 posts since 2/28/2006

Joel
Just want to personally thank you for all you do (I know there’s much more that you do than I am aware of) to promote a more complete and accurate understanding regarding the banjo world of the past.

I realize that there is a community of people who do this, but I have learned so much from your posts. I am sure your resources and passion for the topic have and will surely encourage others to follow your path.

All the best.
Brian Saulsman

Nov 30, 2022 - 11:41:27 AM

176 posts since 7/24/2021

Joel Hooks. That is amazing! I can’t read sheet music, heck I can’t read tab. But I recognize hard and and dedication when I see it . Any advancement and history brought to the forefront of the banjo world is not only appreciated but very commendable! Thank you Sir

Nov 30, 2022 - 3:45:41 PM
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2089 posts since 5/19/2018

Joel, I’ll second, or third what was said above.

Even though these are a resource that I don’t use, only for lack of not being a classical banjoist, I certainly recognize the deep value to many a current banjoist, and especially the the immeasurable value to future banjoists and musical historians that these many downloads represent. Not to mention the time that you take to scan and catalogue all these scores.

Thank You

Nov 30, 2022 - 4:35:45 PM

983 posts since 5/31/2004

Yes, thanks, Joel for your dedication and hard work. I can read music, but I am a tenor player and have always concentrated on playing popular tunes of the 1910s and '20s.

I was looking at some of the music you uploaded and it it certainly interesting. Some of the chords are not possible to play with 5ths tuning, but I'm sure I could get around that without compromising the harmonies.

Dec 1, 2022 - 4:02:14 AM

11167 posts since 4/23/2004

Ah! A.D. Grovers paen to the bicycle! "Wheelman's Delight"

I love these things that require special effects (in this case you play a bicycle whistle). Now I gotta find a vintage bicycle whistle...

Dec 1, 2022 - 6:48:38 AM

7365 posts since 9/21/2007

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Originally posted by trapdoor2

Ah! A.D. Grovers paen to the bicycle! "Wheelman's Delight"

I love these things that require special effects (in this case you play a bicycle whistle). Now I gotta find a vintage bicycle whistle...


Which pattern? 

https://thewhistlegallery.com/082-cycling-whistles

I've got a few that would be correct, but I think I would default to the Acme Metro style whistle. The Universal pattern with the two tubes are fun too.

Dec 1, 2022 - 8:26:42 AM

11167 posts since 4/23/2004

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Originally posted by Joel Hooks
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Originally posted by trapdoor2

Ah! A.D. Grovers paen to the bicycle! "Wheelman's Delight"

I love these things that require special effects (in this case you play a bicycle whistle). Now I gotta find a vintage bicycle whistle...


Which pattern? 

https://thewhistlegallery.com/082-cycling-whistles

I've got a few that would be correct, but I think I would default to the Acme Metro style whistle. The Universal pattern with the two tubes are fun too.


I like the duplex tubulars, like the Overman. (I was out on that website last night while posting).

An escargot whistle, such as the "Acme" is too ordinary (yes, pun intended). I wouldn't pass up a siren though...very cartoony. Chater-Lea offers a traditional bike siren in beautiful turned brass.

I wish I'd known about bicycle whistles 20 yrs ago. I rode a local greenway that was notorious for oblivious walkers. A bicycle bell is useless on a pack of stroller-pushers but a siren...that would be nearly perfect. I'm not sure I could pedal and laugh at the same time though.

I'll be copying over your latest upload today. I have a new laptop dedicated to sheet music (and tab) and I think I have 1,700 pieces loaded so far (all Classic for the moment). It folds into a tablet and works great on a music stand.

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