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Help me pay for this site!

Hi everyone.  I have just added a Donate tab to the site.  I just paid for the site for another year ($240).  I would appreciate it if peop…

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Time to help pay for this site

I have paid $240 for this site for another year .  The payment widget I used to use is no longer available, so the procedure is a little di…

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Antietam Early Banjo Gathering-VII (June 20-22, 2014)

2014 Antietam Early Banjo Gathering (AEBG-VII) At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Pry House Field Hospital Museum On Antietam N…

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How does one keep their instrument in shape during the humid months?!?

I played afore an audience 'tother arternoon.De sun war so hot de banjo could not stay in tune.I tried to sing ob Uncle Ned and den Old Joe…

Started by Matthew Menice

4 1 hour ago
Reply by Roberta Perkins

Briggs' to A/E notation

So, almost done. Pay a visit to https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukusers/user-30315204/documents/5b51d4e183f02UOgNmMK/A.%20Briggs%20Notatio

Started by Timothy Twiss

2 19 hours ago
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Drifter passing through town

Hi Folks. It has been a good few years since I last visited here, having sold all my banjos and moved on. Well, in a fit of nostalgia I pic…

Started by Rob MacKillop

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2018 Joel Sweeney & the Banjo Convergence at Appomattox Court House NHP Sep.7-9

Welcome Banjo Friends Old & New! to the finest Early Banjo festival to be held on the stomping grounds of the "Paganini of the Banjo,"…

Started by D. Wooldridge

0 on Tuesday

Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books

I decided to learn musical notation for the banjo so I could study and learn from the period books now available. But WTF, they are all wri…

Started by M'lou Brubaker

37 on Sunday
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

I this was interesting

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/the-oldest-surviving-banjo-recording/

Started by Wes Merchant

3 Jul 14
Reply by Chris Prieto

20th C Tim

I'm reluctant to post this as I don't know if Tim will be upset with me but...... for those of you who know 19th C Tim, I thought it might…

Started by Al Smitley

2 Jul 14
Reply by Chris Prieto

Yellow Converse in Sane Notation

Okay, I got the whole book up now.  It is here: http://www.timtwiss.com/free-print-downloads

Started by Timothy Twiss

3 Jul 13
Reply by Timothy Twiss

Where to get a jawbone?

If I have to shell out $85 for animal remains, I will, but are there any places to get them cheap?

Started by Matthew Menice

2 Jul 2
Reply by John Masciale

A Question

Since I have joined this community, I have been curious as to what drawn all of you swell folks to this uniquely American genre of music. W…

Started by Matthew Menice

11 Jun 26
Reply by Mike Bostock

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