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""Brigg's Favorite Jig" is what W. K. Batchelder called the tune usually known as "Th…"

OK-4 replied Jan 5 to Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

3 Jan 12
Reply by Chris Prieto

"That is over my head, CW. More on playing styles: I mentioned Pete Seeger saying tha…"

OK-4 replied Jun 12, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"James Pentecost, I know of a couple of quite prominent people in the classic banjo w…"

OK-4 replied Jun 11, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Paul Ely Smith, I am curious: other than Converse, is there another source describin…"

OK-4 replied Jun 11, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"I read Converse as saying that two finger up-picking was the most common method amon…"

OK-4 replied Jun 8, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Here are two versions of TAB for the Batchelder score: 1) TAB only, and 2) Standard…"

OK-4 replied May 23, 2014 to Batchelder's "Imitation of the Banjo for piano"

6 May 23, 2014
Reply by Wes Merchant

"Thank you, Mr. Merchant. Yes, that 1863 version looks to be the same with a couple o…"

OK-4 replied May 6, 2014 to Batchelder's "Imitation of the Banjo for piano"

6 May 23, 2014
Reply by Wes Merchant

"Hello John Salicco, I found that Farris ad through an internet search. It is in the…"

OK-4 replied Apr 8, 2014 to what year were steal strings introduced on the banjo?

47 Apr 9, 2014
Reply by John Salicco

"I think we can agree there is no evidence that steel strings were considered normal…"

OK-4 replied Mar 26, 2014 to what year were steal strings introduced on the banjo?

47 Apr 9, 2014
Reply by John Salicco

"Joel Hooks comments: "The exceptions don't make it common.  Let's see some endorseme…"

OK-4 replied Mar 24, 2014 to what year were steal strings introduced on the banjo?

47 Apr 9, 2014
Reply by John Salicco

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