Minstrel Banjo

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"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

"Looking for some unrelated information I came across something of interest for this…"

Joel Hooks replied Apr 6, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"Right, that is why I always use "pitch."  The "old time" tradition of scordatura see…"

Joel Hooks replied Mar 27, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"Now that I have offered up my theories (that seem to be somewhat unpopular), I will…"

Joel Hooks replied Mar 27, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"The tenor banjo was a creation of the hands of out of work mandolin players.  As far…"

Joel Hooks replied Mar 25, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"I thought you did.  My knowledge is very limited on pre-minstrelsy banjo prototypes.…"

Joel Hooks replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"Mark, I did not know that the five string banjo in the form we know of today was com…"

Joel Hooks replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"John, that is a good question. I don't know. Converse, as a accomplished violinist,…"

Joel Hooks replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

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