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Byron Thomas
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  • Bryans Road, MD
  • United States
  • Since Oct 2016
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Musical passage

Started Jan 23 0 Replies

I stumbled upon this site last year and spent a good amount of time listening to these 3 songs Angola, Papa, and Koromanti. It's a really interesting window into what used to be and they set them to…Continue

Dan Emmett's Musical Manuscript

Started Jan 23 0 Replies

Is there any idea of where I can find a digital copy of this as I'm not hopeful of finding an original?Continue

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Byron Thomas replied to Brice Alms's discussion my 6 string minstrel bucket banjo project.
"Banjo D 4th: gGDGBD https://www.banjohangout.org/archive/227039 (This mentions someone that plays with a low g in modern pitch) These are what they would be with 7 strings so I guess just drop it down 5 steps dDGDF#A"
Apr 9
Byron Thomas and Michael Frederick are now friends
Apr 2
Byron Thomas left a comment for John R. Davis
"Welcome to the community!"
Mar 28
Byron Thomas left a comment for Michael Frederick
"Welcome to the community!"
Mar 26
Byron Thomas replied to James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
"Here's another one of his songs Black Pickaninny At 30:20 https://wfmu.org/archiveplayer/?show=7192&archive=98749&starttime= There are 3 others(Never Done Anything Since, A New Coon in Town, Keep in de Middle ob de Road) on the vinyl…"
Feb 14
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Jan 23
Byron Thomas replied to James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
"Just to add a little to the old discussion since it was bumped. Charles Asbury wrote the song and was apparently adept at stroke style (not clawhammer) as stated by the…"
Dec 7, 2018
Strumelia and Byron Thomas are now friends
Nov 19, 2018
Byron Thomas left a comment for Byron Thomas
"Thank you for the warm welcome!"
Nov 19, 2018
Strumelia left a comment for Byron Thomas
"Welcome to you Byron!   :)"
Nov 19, 2018
Byron Thomas is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
Mar 23, 2018

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Researching minstrel banjo
How long have you played banjo?
Since Oct 2016
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Homemade Cigar box banjo, Harmony Roy Smeck, August Pollman Professional, Homemade fretless Minstrel from bodhran

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 12:34pm on November 19, 2018, Strumelia said…

Welcome to you Byron!   :)

At 12:43pm on November 19, 2018, Byron Thomas said…

Thank you for the warm welcome!

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