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"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
Reply by Tom Berghan

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

Joel Hooks replied Jan 4, 2017 to Tuning for Anthony Street Reel

20 Jan 4, 2017
Reply by Eric Womersley

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

Joel Hooks replied Jan 4, 2017 to Tuning for Anthony Street Reel

20 Jan 4, 2017
Reply by Eric Womersley

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

Joel Hooks replied Jan 3, 2017 to Tuning for Anthony Street Reel

20 Jan 4, 2017
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, 2017 to Compensated bridges

4 Jan 3, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Reply by Eric Womersley

"Hi Rick,  I recommend learning notation-- it is easy!   There should be a "sticky" o…"

Joel Hooks replied Dec 29, 2016 to Tuning for Anthony Street Reel

20 Jan 4, 2017
Reply by Eric Womersley

"No, I'm not saying that.  The point I am trying to make is that a man, in 1901, is t…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 21, 2016 to Early banjo finger style description

7 Jul 21, 2016
Reply by Trapdoor2

"Hi Richard, I've not read that book.  I have been told by reputable people (and show…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 21, 2016 to Early banjo finger style description

7 Jul 21, 2016
Reply by Trapdoor2

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