Minstrel Banjo

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"We need the like button for posts (Bob Sayers, above--I mean, the previous one to th…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Aug 7, 2014 to Another "Stupid" Question

38 Oct 8, 2014
Reply by John Cohen

"Bob, just a little clarification...I don't have any knowledge about whether or not a…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jul 7, 2014 to Rank beginner to Minstrel style playing

34 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by Greg Adams

"Thank you for posting that, Greg.  I wasn't around on this site when that first surf…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jul 7, 2014 to Rank beginner to Minstrel style playing

34 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by Greg Adams

"Now, Dan'l... Bowed lutes were INVENTED by Asians!  All the evidence points to the M…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jul 4, 2014 to Rank beginner to Minstrel style playing

34 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by Greg Adams

"I just wanted to throw in an aside about African-American fiddling, since Bob Sayers…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jul 3, 2014 to Rank beginner to Minstrel style playing

34 Jul 7, 2014
Reply by Greg Adams

"There was a Kirghiz graduate student with the impressive name Elmira Köchümkulkïzï w…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jun 9, 2014 to ???

4 Jun 9, 2014
Reply by Paul Ely Smith

"The main distinguishing feature between African and European music is that the archi…"

Paul Ely Smith replied May 19, 2014 to DNA of melodies

10 May 20, 2014
Reply by Wes Merchant

"As someone who plays both banjo and fiddle, I'd have to disagree with Al...I think g…"

Paul Ely Smith replied May 6, 2014 to How to play with a fiddle in minstrel tuning?

8 May 6, 2014
Reply by Strumelia

"@Mark.  That the development of the banjo as a melody instrument was done by the ear…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Jan 13, 2014 to Complete Preceptor For The Banjo

9 Jan 13, 2014
Reply by Mark Weems

"John, I couldn't have misquoted Dan'l, since I didn't quote him at all, but fair eno…"

Paul Ely Smith replied Oct 30, 2013 to The hard truths about Picayune Butler

78 Jul 8, 2015
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