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"That is a good question Al, I don't know much about guitars (German or Spanish) othe…"

Joel Hooks replied Sep 25 to Fretting over fretless

17 Sep 26
Reply by Al Smitley

"Hi Steve, FWIW mandolins did not become popular or even widely known in the US until…"

Joel Hooks replied Sep 25 to Fretting over fretless

17 Sep 26
Reply by Al Smitley

"Al, common= early 1880s.  Very uncommon but did exist mid 1850s."

Joel Hooks replied Sep 24 to Fretting over fretless

17 Sep 26
Reply by Al Smitley

"According to Albert Baur, who knew Frank Converse, the pitch of the banjo was in A b…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 22 to Briggs' to A/E notation

20 Aug 4
Reply by Trapdoor2

"Um, COOL! I'll give it a going over this weekend.  Don't forget to put 2018 on the…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 20 to Briggs' to A/E notation

20 Aug 4
Reply by Trapdoor2

"Hi Tim, this looks great!  Good Job!!! How much work would there be in transposing i…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 13 to Yellow Converse in Sane Notation

3 Jul 13
Reply by Timothy Twiss

"Hi M'lou,  Congratulations on taking the plunge to do it right. Do a search here, on…"

Joel Hooks replied Jun 26 to Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books

37 Jul 15
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

"Could it be that part of your tuning problems are with the strings?  Violins were gu…"

Joel Hooks replied Jun 21 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21
Reply by Chris Prieto

"You are welcome Paul!  Check out starting on page 64 there are a bunch of Frank Conv…"

Joel Hooks replied Jun 11 to Tutor for the Banjo Selected Arranged and Composed by Otto Langey

4 Jun 12
Reply by Timothy Twiss

"We had a "Baur" themed American Banjo Fraternity Rally some rallies back.  We discov…"

Joel Hooks replied Jun 5 to The Banjoist's Budget

6 Jun 7
Reply by Chris Prieto

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