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Christopher Stetson
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  • Florence, MA
  • United States
  • About 3 years.
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1879 Playing card w/ banjo.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Sep 3, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi, all.  I thought you…Continue

Lyrics for Going Over the Mountains?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Stetson Mar 21, 2015. 5 Replies

I've been playing the version from Briggs 1855 and wonder about the song.  Does someone have the lyrics?  Do they still exist?  All I get from a web search is Bosson and Ozzie Osbourne.  Any help…Continue

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Aug 26, 2016
Christopher Stetson liked Timothy Twiss's video
Dec 26, 2015
Christopher Stetson replied to Strumelia's discussion From minstrel to modern...comedy acts
"Thanks for this, Strumelia.  I also found it an interesting read.  So many connections, and "nothing new under the sun.""
Nov 15, 2015
Chris Prieto liked Christopher Stetson's discussion 1879 Playing card w/ banjo.
Sep 3, 2015
Chris Prieto replied to Christopher Stetson's discussion 1879 Playing card w/ banjo.
"no tuning pegs either still pretty cool"
Sep 3, 2015
Christopher Stetson replied to Christopher Stetson's discussion 1879 Playing card w/ banjo.
"I just noticed that the banjo is a 6-string, and there's even playing discoloration on the head."
Sep 3, 2015
Christopher Stetson posted a discussion

1879

Hi, all.  I thought you folks might take a passing interest in this design for the King of Diamonds, part of a Tiffany-designed deck of cards from 1879.  My ex-wife found a complete-except-one-card set while cleaning out her mother-in-law's house.  Several folks have said I resemble His Highness.  I'll have to try to stage a…See More
Sep 3, 2015
Christopher Stetson liked Mark Bridge's photo
Mar 30, 2015
Christopher Stetson replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Finger Style ( Guitar Style ) and Hybrid Playing
"Sometimes an extra finger just gets in the way, though!  I find it very difficult to do a classic 3-finger arpeggio, even though I use my ring finger for guitar chords all the time. "
Mar 28, 2015
Christopher Stetson replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Finger Style ( Guitar Style ) and Hybrid Playing
"And it's instructive to me that something that seems so simple to me seems near insurmountable to Lee, who is master of my obstacle."
Mar 28, 2015
Christopher Stetson replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Finger Style ( Guitar Style ) and Hybrid Playing
"I know Dan'l asked Tim specifically, but as a lutenist and guitarist, I'd agree with Tim.  Historically speaking it was an open (and contested) question even among professional European guitarists at the time, playing in the style…"
Mar 27, 2015
Christopher Stetson replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Finger Style ( Guitar Style ) and Hybrid Playing
"As I think I've said, I play almost exclusively guitar-style.  I have the reverse problem to Lee; I'd love to have stroke, but it's just too easy to revert, and hard to take the time to learn a whole new set of hand movements.…"
Mar 26, 2015
Christopher Stetson commented on Mark Weems's video
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Old Dan Tucker

"Al's link offers a PDF download option, which I assume you could then print.  Best of luck.  Maybe we'll get to sing it together soon!"
Mar 21, 2015
Christopher Stetson commented on Mark Weems's video
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Old Dan Tucker

"Roberta, if you want a modern edition, Amazon lists 10, all quite reasonable:  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=anti-slavery+harp But I hope you'll go to your local bookseller and…"
Mar 21, 2015
Christopher Stetson commented on Mark Weems's video
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Old Dan Tucker

"Thanks, Dan'l.  Do you have an original copy?  Lucky!  The second link in my previous message will take you to the online version."
Mar 21, 2015
Christopher Stetson replied to Christopher Stetson's discussion Lyrics for Going Over the Mountains?
"Thanks, Wes.  "
Mar 21, 2015

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Chance, and Greg Adams.
How long have you played banjo?
About 3 years.
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Celebrated Benary 5 string, Weymann 6 string (guitar), Bell Stichter kit.

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 1:05pm on August 19, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
Abother New Englander, welcome!
At 8:22pm on August 19, 2014, Christopher Stetson said…

Thanks, Leonidas!  Meriden's not far from me!  We'll have to talk.

At 9:01pm on August 19, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
we have a Civil War event in Florence this October, at Look Park. Look me up. Find the Confederate camp, everybody there knows me.
At 7:19am on December 30, 2014, Eliza Dagostino said…

Hope to get going on banjo myself!!

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