Minstrel Banjo

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"Here we are again-  October is Gourd Banjer Month!  (or so I've declared). =8-D "

Strumelia replied Oct 13, 2018 to October is GOURD BANJO MONTH ! Show the love!

91 Oct 28, 2018
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

"Well heck, you can find old movies and even some old TV variety shows with minstrel…"

Strumelia replied Sep 24, 2018 to Fretting over fretless

21 on Thursday
Reply by John Masciale

"That said, it's not all just about frets vs. no frets.  IF being 'authentic' is part…"

Strumelia replied Sep 24, 2018 to Fretting over fretless

21 on Thursday
Reply by John Masciale

"Start with Briggs tuning, not clawhammer tuning. Here's Tim Twiss' good video on how…"

Strumelia replied Sep 23, 2018 to New to old style playing

2 Sep 23, 2018
Reply by Strumelia

"If you stick with it for a few weeks, you'll be fine.  Don't expect instant ease. At…"

Strumelia replied Sep 23, 2018 to Fretting over fretless

21 on Thursday
Reply by John Masciale

"I've heard there are tens of dollars to be made playing minstrel banjo. "

Strumelia replied Jul 25, 2018 to How does one keep their instrument in shape during the humid months?!?

17 Jul 26, 2018
Reply by Tom Berghan

"Twenty years ago I was playing a Summer gig at an outdoor informal event.  My friend…"

Strumelia replied Jul 24, 2018 to How does one keep their instrument in shape during the humid months?!?

17 Jul 26, 2018
Reply by Tom Berghan

"Yes one can definitely tune and play in whatever pitch/key one wants to if playing s…"

Strumelia replied Jul 22, 2018 to Briggs' to A/E notation

20 Aug 4, 2018
Reply by Trapdoor2

"Tim, I'm a little confused.  Can you explain the advantage or purpose of changing th…"

Strumelia replied Jul 22, 2018 to Briggs' to A/E notation

20 Aug 4, 2018
Reply by Trapdoor2

"If you are using real gut strings, they do get 'spongey' and absorb humidity. then N…"

Strumelia replied Jul 20, 2018 to How does one keep their instrument in shape during the humid months?!?

17 Jul 26, 2018
Reply by Tom Berghan

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