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Barbara Mullin
  • Female
  • Schenectady, NY
  • United States
  • sporadically for 5-6 yrs
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  • Tom Taggart
  • jerry mc hugh
  • Scott Danneker
  • Jared Denhard
  • Roberta Perkins
  • Paul Draper
  • James Pentecost
  • Strumelia
  • Mark Weems
  • James Hartel
  • Joel Hooks
  • Greg Adams

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2016 Banjo Gathering - Charlottesville, VA at Charlottesville, Virginia Double Tree Hilton Hotel

November 3, 2016 to November 6, 2016
It’s Time to Register for the 2016 Banjo Gathering and Reserve your Room Now! The 2016 Banjo Gathering will take place in Charlottesville, Virginia, from Thursday, November 3, through Sunday, November 6. It is the only forum focused entirely on the banjo as a historical, cultural, and design object, in contrast to the many banjo camps, festivals, and gatherings focused principally on playing the banjo.Since 1998, the Gathering has been the platform for banjo collectors, researchers, instrument…See More
Sep 18, 2016
Barbara Mullin replied to Dave Leonard's discussion Angelina Baker, original melody
"hi, Dave.  This is one of my favorites. There are a few recordings on this site..My favorite is by Paul Draper.. Haven't looked for the sheet music but it should be available online. http://minstrelbanjo.ning.com/video/angelina-baker-1"
Sep 15, 2016
Barbara Mullin replied to Al Smitley's discussion Nothing
"The mid-summer pause................... Made any recordings lately, Al?  Tune of the Month?  I'm trying to get past the 'thinking about it' stage..;o}"
Jul 16, 2016
Barbara Mullin liked Mark Weems's video
Jul 14, 2016
Barbara Mullin replied to Strumelia's discussion Beginner Tune of the Month - Old Joe (May 2016)
"Right!  thanks..   I get lost navigating around this site sometimes. I'll check out Tim's tune o' the month. Haven't been here for a while and am slowly getting back.  My left thumb has had problems in the past and…"
Jul 13, 2016
Barbara Mullin replied to Strumelia's discussion Beginner Tune of the Month - Old Joe (May 2016)
"Anything happening with Tune of the Month ? I hadn't been playing the minstrel much and hadn't been here for a while. This is the latest post I find.  Am I missing something? thanks..."
Jul 12, 2016
Barbara Mullin liked Timothy Twiss's discussion TAB of the Week
May 17, 2016
Barbara Mullin replied to Al Smitley's discussion YouTube advice
"Yes, I have deleted something I had posted. Under 'Your Channel' - click on 'Video Manager'.  Your files are listed - check off the one to delete and select delete."
Apr 4, 2016
Barbara Mullin replied to Elaine Masciale's discussion Need Help Identifying this Instrument
"Amusing tidbits, indeed, Strumelia !  I wonder if my local bike club knows about the 1880's bike clubs having banjo, mando and guitar clubs in their membership ! I may have to start a new club.  ;o} And a 700 piece mando orchestra…"
Mar 20, 2016
Barbara Mullin commented on Paul Draper's video
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Musieu Bainjo

"Ditto....fantastic Paul, as usual !"
Mar 16, 2016
Barbara Mullin liked Paul Draper's video
Mar 16, 2016
Barbara Mullin commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Al's Dream

"You did it ! .. sounds great, Al.."
Mar 16, 2016
Barbara Mullin liked Timothy Twiss's video
Mar 16, 2016
Barbara Mullin replied to Strumelia's discussion Beginner Tune of the Month: Calabash Dance
"Banjo juice! ! Why didn't I think of that..."
Mar 16, 2016
Barbara Mullin replied to Strumelia's discussion Beginner Tune of the Month: Calabash Dance
"Thank you very much for the encouragement...;o} And Al, I found it best to focus on playing for myself.. forget the camera and focus on the enjoyment of playing.. that worked best.  Then again, after 300 takes, I also found I was exhausted, so…"
Mar 16, 2016
Barbara Mullin replied to Strumelia's discussion Beginner Tune of the Month: Calabash Dance
"Well, here goes nothin'.. spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to get ONE take with a minimum of flubs.. Holy Cow..!  out of practice, performance anxiety, network slowdown..And... I'm in serious need of some thumb…"
Mar 16, 2016

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
from Paul Draper
How long have you played banjo?
sporadically for 5-6 yrs
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
1920's tenor, Bart Reiter Tubaphone, Terri Bell Boucher

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 9:45am on April 23, 2014, Paul Draper said…

Hi Barbara!  Welcome aboard!  I'm sure you'll have fun here!

At 11:03am on April 23, 2014, Barbara Mullin said…
Thanks, Paul. The minstrel strings sound great... I love the sound of the minstrel and the tunes....:-)
At 12:42pm on April 23, 2014, Strumelia said…

Hi Barbara, welcome from another 'local'.    :)

At 1:44pm on April 23, 2014, Barbara Mullin said…
Thanks :-)
At 9:54am on May 27, 2014, Strumelia said…

Hi Barbara!    :)

At 9:13am on July 4, 2014, Roberta Perkins said…

Hey, Barbara: Glad to hear from you. I'm working on that 3rd part of "Briggs Corn Shuckin' Jig"...having fun with it. Glad to befriend you. 

At 11:49am on June 30, 2015, Jared Denhard said…

Thanks!

At 11:58am on June 30, 2015, Barbara Mullin said…

hi, Jared..  same here!  and so glad you got me to play in front of an audience - first time.. too bad they had to suffer through it ....lol..  It was good to get that over with! I don't remember you having trouble with the third part of Briggs Corn Shucking....

At 12:53pm on June 30, 2015, Barbara Mullin said…

I get it.. ! that's when your BRIDGE bugged out.. ;o}

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Bridge for Stewart 'Student'

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 11:24am 1 Comment

I'm having a hard time finding a bridge for this Stewart.  It's set up with 1  7/8  X 7/16" bridge, skin head, nylon strings. The action is way too low.  It looks like I'll need 1/2" or 17/32" .  I understand poplar is best for this set up. Would this be a  custom made bridge ? Can I get ahold of a blank and file/sand it to size?

 
 
 

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