Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Edward Lee Apr 7, 2015. 5 Replies 0 Likes
I'm part of a trio, and we do mid-19th century music at events and historic sites in Louisiana, east Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. We charge for our services; and we do not…Continue
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Posted on April 1, 2015 at 5:59pm 1 Comment 0 Likes
I perform in a trio that plays music ranging primarily from 1800 to 1864 - some earlier, none later. Our instrumentation is minstrel banjo, romance guitar, and violin. We perform in a number of different locations throughout the course of a year, many of which are outdoors, and many of which involve large numbers of people.
Performing outdoors is bad enough - we perform mainly in the very flat land of Louisiana and Arkansas and Mississippi, so there is rarely…Continue
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Did I see a discussion on mounting tack-heads? I suggest using hide glue, as it is
nearly skin in its composition. I smear it right up to the top of the rim, as any drips can easily be removed with a damp rag at any time afterward. A secret that Scott Didlake got from a tambourine maker was to use rubber bands to keep the edges in place. I like the idea of using the cobbler's tool. I have something like that for stretching artist's canvases, but it's too big.
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