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Brian Kimerer
  • Reading, MA
  • United States
  • 20 years
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How to Upload Videos to Minstrel Banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Chase Nov 18, 2015. 18 Replies

Greetings.I am considering recording a video of my banjo playing and posting it to the forum. I have never done this before, so I need to familiarize myself with the tools before I can start. Other…Continue

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Brian Kimerer replied to Ronald Hanes's discussion Assistance request regarding a Boucher banjo
"I have mapped out some of the significant landmarks on the Boucher double ogee neck on some photographs of the neck of the banjo I built. It has a Boucher double ogee on it, even though the peghead was designed by me. The web page also discusses how…"
Feb 23
Brian Kimerer replied to Andy Chase's discussion LilyPond notation software
"The files contain code that is not necessarily used in every tune. As I figure things out I have been building up some templates with a general library of items I might need, such as the chord definitions. For example, if I want to add chord…"
Dec 10, 2016
Brian Kimerer replied to Andy Chase's discussion LilyPond notation software
"Here is Kemo Kimo, which might be simpler since it does not have the lyrics included. These .ly files put out three different scores, e.g. 1 Standard notation - KeemoKimo.pdf 2. Tab notation - KeemoKimo-1.pdf 3. Midi file - KeemoKimo-2.midi It…"
Dec 9, 2016
Brian Kimerer replied to Andy Chase's discussion LilyPond notation software
"Here is a short one where I used it to put 3 measures on a line. Give this a go. Musieu Bainjo"
Dec 9, 2016
Brian Kimerer replied to Andy Chase's discussion LilyPond notation software
"It seems that the <pre> tag that I used in my previous post has caused the text to be truncated. Here it is again, but with the tabstops removed by the html parser so that it is all there, even though unreadable. #(define…"
Dec 9, 2016
Brian Kimerer left a comment for Jimmy Fleming
"Welcome!"
Dec 9, 2016
Brian Kimerer replied to Andy Chase's discussion LilyPond notation software
"OK. Thanks for the pointer. Lilypond is a super good tool for typesetting music once you figure out how to use it, but it can be really difficult to figure out how to use it.  I don't remember running into the \break command. However, if I…"
Dec 9, 2016
Brian Kimerer replied to Andy Chase's discussion LilyPond notation software
"I use both Frescobaldi and Lilypond. The output is spectacular. Unfortunately, sometimes doing simple things is quite difficult. I wanted to tab Skeleton Dance so that it would have exactly four bars per line. I ended up downloading a short Scheme…"
Dec 8, 2016
Brian Kimerer commented on Leonidas (Lee) Jones's video
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Song-Old Joe

"Ah. I don't have that one. Elderly says "Out of Stock". I have been trying to learn Old Joe myself. I like your version, rhythm and lyrics. "
Sep 12, 2016
Brian Kimerer commented on Leonidas (Lee) Jones's video
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Song-Old Joe

"Interesting version and lyrics. I have not heard those lyrics before. Can you add a link to where you got them or post them here? Thanks. Good stuff!"
Sep 12, 2016
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Sep 12, 2016
Brian Kimerer replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Beginner Repertoire
"Ah. So that's what happened that night. Actually, I never touch alcohol before I play in public. I am marginal enough on the instrument without being hampered by that stuff. I do drink a beer on occasion, but I avoid the stage afterward."
Sep 9, 2016
Brian Kimerer replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Beginner Repertoire
"I read that the Geisha are taught to play through such nerves by having them soak their hands in ice water before practicing on their shamisen. The numbness induced by the cold simulates the poorly functioning hand caused by the nerves that one…"
Sep 8, 2016
Brian Kimerer commented on Paul Draper's photo
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Top hat

"Here is my banjo playing outfit. I inherited the bowler from my Father In Law. That is as much as I know about it. It is a really nice hat and fits me perfectly. You can tell from the look on my face that I take my banjo playing seriously."
Aug 9, 2016
Brian Kimerer commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Mystic Waltz

"I had not thought of playing with a tuner on the instrument. I will have to give that a try."
Jul 6, 2016
Brian Kimerer commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Mystic Waltz

"I have been trying to learn up the neck with a simple tune, Arkasas Traveler. It goes up to 10. After practicing for a bit I can figure out how to get the notes mostly in tune. But then, the next time I pick up the banjo, that muscle memory is gone,…"
Jul 6, 2016

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Followed a link from banjohangout.org
How long have you played banjo?
20 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
gourd, minstrel. bluegrass, openback, a-scale, mountain

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At 12:50pm on November 5, 2015, Strumelia said…

Welcome Brian!

(if only the best birds in the forest...)   ;)

At 1:52pm on November 5, 2015, Strumelia said…

Yes, I still have both my Noter Blog: http://dulcimer-noter-drone.blogspot.com/

and also my mtn dulcimer online network FOTMD going, Brian.  Thanks for asking.  Hope you enjoy it here on Minstrelbanjo as much as I do!   :)

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