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"Thank you for pointing out why my research is significant--why I think what I think…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jun 9, 2015 to Timeline for Minstrel banjo fingering styles

42 Jun 12, 2015
Reply by Strumelia

"Bob, Maybe I wasn't clear.  Yes, clawhammer style existed "well back into the 19th c…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jun 9, 2015 to Timeline for Minstrel banjo fingering styles

42 Jun 12, 2015
Reply by Strumelia

"Bob, All the major elements of what we think of as clawhammer (as being distinct fro…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jun 9, 2015 to Timeline for Minstrel banjo fingering styles

42 Jun 12, 2015
Reply by Strumelia

"I know that Converse claimed that he learned that one tune from an African-American…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jun 9, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Congratulations on a true magnum opus!"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jun 7, 2015 to Early Banjo Complete

27 Jul 12, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Yes, exactly.  It is not an easy task to notate banjo music, especially if it isn't…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jun 5, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Dan'l, Sigh...didn't I just do that in the previous three paragraphs?  OK, Wikipedia…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Apr 21, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"@Dan'l, That first definition you have is the source of the word (the original sourc…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Apr 21, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"The most accessible is the 1992 Current Musicology article, available as a pdf in th…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Apr 20, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"That's a very complicated question and you might want to read my published work, but…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Apr 20, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

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