Minstrel Banjo

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

Joel Hooks replied Jul 21, 2017 to How long do you take to learn a song you haven't heard before?

7 Jul 21, 2017
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"My sight reading has gotten very good, mostly because I worked at it.  If it is mono…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 21, 2017 to How long do you take to learn a song you haven't heard before?

7 Jul 21, 2017
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"Yes, there are many "dug" examples of harmonica reed plates.  The problem is that th…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 18, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
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"This is a great lead!  Chris Bathman made a name for himself claiming that he played…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 16, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
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"By 1863 the 5 string banjo as we currently know it would have been exclusively assoc…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 16, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
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"Hi Mark, thanks for posting.  One of the interesting things about the internet is th…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 4, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
Reply by Scott Danneker

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

Joel Hooks replied Jun 17, 2017 to Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?

56 Jul 23, 2017
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"It came out weird-- Try this... https://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/photo/interesting-ban…"

Joel Hooks replied Jun 1, 2017 to A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

8 Jun 1, 2017
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Joel Hooks replied Jun 1, 2017 to A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

8 Jun 1, 2017
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, 2017 to A historically appropriate capo for your banjo

8 Jun 1, 2017
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