Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

A resource and gathering site for people interested in playing and constructing early banjos, and the history of minstrel music in America.

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Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"Go to p. 92 of the Analytical 1886"
5 minutes ago
Rob Mohr commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"Now I gotta dig through my Converse books"
43 minutes ago
Rob Mohr commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"Of course!! I'll never turn down more knowledge!!"
45 minutes ago
Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"That move is referred to as a "Long Combination" by Frank Converse. Let me know if you want to know more about that. "
8 hours ago
Rob Mohr commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"It's just a fun tune!!!...plus it makes me work on those triplets, which are somewhere between a stroke and a strum. Sometimes I hit it just right. Gotta build the consistency..."
12 hours ago
Chris Prieto liked Rob Mohr's video
17 hours ago
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19 hours ago
Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"ROB.....out of the gate strong my friend. Nice job. "
20 hours ago
Michael Cypret liked Vince Abadie's video
21 hours ago
Rob Mohr commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"This is tuned to E ("true" minstrel tuning, no thanks to Briggs lol)...afterwards, I changed the the bridge and get a bit better sound, plus I like the string spacing better. The string height throws me off just a bit. I end up playing…"
23 hours ago
Rob Mohr posted a video

Rapahanock Jig

Buckley tune from my corner of the world. Played on a Carver Banjos gourdie.
23 hours ago
Luke Lorge commented on Pär Engstrand's video
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Fretless 'minstrel' banjo from a 18 inch bohdràn

"Incredible projection. Super BIG sound. Good job."
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Which song are you looking at?"
yesterday
Chris Prieto replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"I always used the one in the rice book for key of A three sharps"
yesterday
Rob Mohr replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Talking about the 3d note of the measure on the 1st string?? Should be 3 instead of open??...I was using the Converse note/neck/"tab" chart and my 3s are Tim's 4s and my 4s are Tim's 3s...slowly but surely, I'll get ahold of…"
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"PDFRapahanock%20Jig%20Tab.pdf"
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Whoops....thanks Paul. Copy and Paste got away from me. "
yesterday
Paul Draper replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Ahem.... M 11?"
yesterday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Rapahanock%20Jig%20Tab.pdf"
yesterday

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Tune of the Week

Started by Timothy Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Timothy Twiss yesterday. 50 Replies

Skype

Started by Timothy Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Timothy Twiss on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Fretting over fretless

Started by Steve Stroot in Uncategorized. Last reply by John Masciale Sep 19. 21 Replies

Minstrel Banjo for sale

Started by Timothy Twiss in Uncategorized. Last reply by Paul Draper Sep 17. 3 Replies

Real gut strings?

Started by Scott Danneker in Uncategorized. Last reply by Michael Cypret Sep 16. 47 Replies

 
 
 

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