Minstrel Banjo

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"Nope, not the third string-- a "false string" is one that is uneven in thickness and…"

Joel Hooks replied Oct 29 to Citizen Scientist

22 Nov 8
Reply by A.N. Chase

"There were over 100 "banjo tutors" published in the US before 1930 including the "mi…"

Joel Hooks replied Oct 29 to Citizen Scientist

22 Nov 8
Reply by A.N. Chase

""Guitar Style" is the same as "Classic Banjo." GS was to differentiate it from strok…"

Joel Hooks replied Oct 29 to Citizen Scientist

22 Nov 8
Reply by A.N. Chase

"Yes. "

Joel Hooks replied Aug 20 to Converse Banjo Bridges Now Available.

3 Aug 21
Reply by Tom Berghan

"HI Chris, FWIW historically, the earliest documented information on the five string…"

Joel Hooks replied Aug 11 to Gut 4th string

17 Oct 9
Reply by Strumelia

"Very true John.  As the years of banjo went on and subsequent generations took it up…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 21 to How long do you take to learn a song you haven't heard before?

7 Jul 21
Reply by Joel Hooks

"My sight reading has gotten very good, mostly because I worked at it.  If it is mono…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 21 to How long do you take to learn a song you haven't heard before?

7 Jul 21
Reply by Joel Hooks

"Yes, there are many "dug" examples of harmonica reed plates.  The problem is that th…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 18 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23
Reply by Scott Danneker

"This is a great lead!  Chris Bathman made a name for himself claiming that he played…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 16 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23
Reply by Scott Danneker

"By 1863 the 5 string banjo as we currently know it would have been exclusively assoc…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 16 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23
Reply by Scott Danneker

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