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Brice Alms
  • 15, Male
  • Marion, IL
  • United States
  • 2015 and self taught
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Early Gourd And Minstrel Banjo Facebook Group Page!!!

Started Jun 7 0 Replies

A while back I made a group page on facebook for all gourd and minstrel banjoists. everyone is welcome. …Continue

Are there Videos or photos of early banjos in the 20 century?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto May 8. 1 Reply

Does anyone know if there were anybody playing early and mid 19th century banjo in the early or mid 20th century, I've been looking for photos, videos, or audio and can't find anything. I've seen…Continue

What was the common size and tapering of the tuning peg holes in the 19th century.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Kimerer Apr 14. 10 Replies

I am going to be making and authentic replica of a 19th century banjo and I have been looking for the common size and tapering of the tuning peg holes.Continue

Kentucky juba in tab?

Started Mar 22 0 Replies

Does anyone know if there's tablature for Kentucky Juba (Frank B Converse : The Banjo And How To Play It(1872)).Continue

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Money Musk (1855) (edited sound)

Briggs Banjo Instructor 1855
Thursday
Brice Alms commented on Brice Alms's video
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Money Musk (1855).

"The banjo I am using is bell Boucher. unfortunately, it's the only minstrel I have. I'm planning on making one soon. About the playing, I didn't even realize that I switched until you said something about it."
Thursday
Strumelia commented on Brice Alms's video
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Money Musk (1855).

"Nice playing and nice tone on that banjo.  What banjo are you using for this one?  (sounds good and nice snap)  -Can you hear how around the 25-30 second mark you switch from playing it 'straight' ...to 'swinging'…"
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Money Musk (1855).

Briggs Banjo Instructor (1855)
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Sugar Cane Dance on a Supertone Ragtime King Banjo.

I recently got a Supertone Ragtime king banjo from the early 1920s. I'm using La Bella Nylon Classic Banjo Strings.
Jul 8
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Brice Alms commented on Timothy Twiss's blog post Buckley 1868 TAB
"I bought mine about 4 days ago, still waiting for it to get here. I'm positive that it will help me very well with learning the Buckley 1868 songs."
Jul 5
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Jun 27
Brice Alms replied to Matthew Menice's discussion A Question
"It's pretty long and odd story how I found out about the minstrel banjo and stroke style. At one time in 2014, I started really liking country music, eventually from listening to county music, I found out about Bluegrass and it eventually…"
Jun 25

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Terry Bell
How long have you played banjo?
2015 and self taught
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
2 open back banjo, bell Boucher minstrel banjo, and a Supertone "Ragtime King" 1920s banjo. I will be making some gourd banjos and a my own minstrel banjo.

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