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"Hi Tom, by “harmonica” do you mean a ten hole “Richter” (now called diatonic) harmon…"

Joel Hooks replied Jun 17 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

2 Jun 17
Reply by Tom Taggart

"It came out weird-- Try this... https://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/photo/interesting-ban…"

Joel Hooks replied Jun 1 to A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

8 Jun 1
Reply by Tom Berghan

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Joel Hooks replied Jun 1 to A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

8 Jun 1
Reply by Tom Berghan

"HI Tom,  I think there is one photo of a guy holding a weird early banjo with what l…"

Joel Hooks replied Jun 1 to A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

8 Jun 1
Reply by Tom Berghan

"Yes, but they are played at different frets with the different systems. In C notatio…"

Joel Hooks replied Jan 4 to Tuning for Anthony Street Reel

20 Jan 4
Reply by Eric Womersley

"This book by George Lansing teaches how to read in the different "systems" of notati…"

Joel Hooks replied Jan 4 to Tuning for Anthony Street Reel

20 Jan 4
Reply by Eric Womersley

"Scott-- yes.  I started playing from A notation exclusively.  I was not until I was…"

Joel Hooks replied Jan 3 to Tuning for Anthony Street Reel

20 Jan 4
Reply by Eric Womersley

"There were a few patents for such things in the mid 1890s and post 1900.  I seem to…"

Joel Hooks replied Jan 2 to Compensated bridges

4 Jan 3
Reply by Scott Danneker

"I am a little unclear about your question.  Playing scales are the basis of playing…"

Joel Hooks replied Dec 31, 2016 to Tuning for Anthony Street Reel

20 Jan 4
Reply by Eric Womersley

"All it would take is 5 minutes when you start each practice session.  Run through th…"

Joel Hooks replied Dec 31, 2016 to Tuning for Anthony Street Reel

20 Jan 4
Reply by Eric Womersley

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