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Cory Rosenberg's Discussions

Best wishes to AEBG class of 2011

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory Rosenberg Jun 27, 2011. 9 Replies

Hey all,Just wanted to wish everyone well in their travels and playing at the upcoming AEBG. I'm unfortunately unable to attend this year and will miss it greatly. I look forward to a fresh batch of…Continue

New (to me) Flutina: Any thoughts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bell Jan 2, 2011. 10 Replies

Hey folks!Got this Flutina today in an antique market from an older gent. I was glad to see all the keys are still intact and the bellows are not completely destroyed! Anyone know anything (or care…Continue

Tags: ideas?, guesses, Flutina

The DIY minstrel show

Started Nov 14, 2010 0 Replies

Just stumbled accross this on youtube. The original package was a piano roll with lyrics and stag directions printed on it and a joke book with short sketches to be performed between the songs. You…Continue

Gauging interest in a Gettysburg Get-together

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cory Rosenberg Feb 9, 2011. 11 Replies

Hi all,some of us in the ACW community here in Gettysburg were talking recently about planning a banjo/ period music get together, either in the coming months (got to get through those long stretches…Continue

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Cory Rosenberg is now friends with Mike Wilkins and Al Smitley
Mar 10, 2013
Paul Draper and Cory Rosenberg are now friends
Jun 26, 2012
Cory Rosenberg updated their profile
Jun 26, 2012
Cory Rosenberg is now friends with A.N. Chase, Carl Anderton, Lucas Bowman and James Pentecost more
Jun 26, 2012
Cory Rosenberg commented on John Masciale's album
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Building a coffin case

"beautiful work John. You've got me picturing my Sweeney in a case that fine now! I really like the lining as well, good use of the illustrated sections."
Mar 24, 2012
Cory Rosenberg replied to George Wunderlich's discussion American Banjo #3
"looks great! can't wait to see this and some of your other Wunderful creations at AEBG V!"
Mar 4, 2012
Cory Rosenberg replied to Dave Culgan's discussion Sheet music notation question
"sounds like your strange symbol may be a "C clef" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clef) which basically allows someone with a tenor range to read more comfortably and without a whole bunch of ledger lines to count. Hope that wild guess helps!"
Mar 1, 2012
Cory Rosenberg commented on John Masciale's video
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Hoop De Dooden Doo.wmv

"really great! I just got a Sweeney model myself (made "backwards" I suppose you could say :)) Looking forward to seeing you and Elaine at the next AEBG!"
Feb 20, 2012
Cory Rosenberg commented on Rhiannon Giddens's video
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Circus Jig

"Great recording! Thanks for letting me try out the Sweeney model at the HaFe event. I liked it so much I ordered one of my own and have been a happier banjoist for it!"
Feb 20, 2012
Cory Rosenberg is attending Greg Adams's event

Antietam Early Banjo Gathering V (June 22-24, 2012) at Pry House Farm

June 22, 2012 at 6pm to June 24, 2012 at 7pm
A premier event for people interested in the antebellum, early minstrel, and Civil War era banjo. To register, contact Susan Rosenvold at pryeducation@civilwarmed.org, OR GO TO THIS FORUM DISCUSSION to download the registration form.See More
Feb 20, 2012
Cory Rosenberg is now friends with Roberta Perkins, Mark Kinan and Brian Glass
Nov 21, 2011
Cory Rosenberg commented on Nicholas A Bechtel's blog post First Reenactment
"If you run into banjo head problems in the future, careful application of dry heat works wonders. A few passes with a hair drier, standing near a campfire etc... And you'll be in top shape! Glad you had such a fine time, keep upthe good work…"
Nov 17, 2011
Cory Rosenberg left a comment for Jeff Trace
"Hey Jeff, do you have a source for "Sam Brown" you can send me? Even if I could have a copy of that leadsheet you were using that would be great. I really enjoyed that number and would like to add it to my rotation."
Nov 14, 2011
Jeff Trace left a comment for Cory Rosenberg
"Always great to have another friend!  Espcially one who plays the Banjo!!"
Nov 14, 2011
Cory Rosenberg commented on Greg Adams's event Harpers Ferry Violin, Bones, and Banjo Workshop Weekend
"What a thrill this weekend was. The ensemble work...the individual mentoring sessions... the location! All we kept saying was how we hadn't had so much fun in ages. Thanks again to the organizers and the participants, we made outstanding music…"
Nov 13, 2011
Cory Rosenberg is attending Greg Adams's event

Harpers Ferry Violin, Bones, and Banjo Workshop Weekend at Harpers Ferry, WV (at the refurbished train station)

November 12, 2011 to November 13, 2011
This is the second in a series of workshops designed to bring together specialists, musicians, and interested individuals to discuss, explore, and play 19th century American popular music. The November 2011 event features three notable musical instruments in American popular culture in the 19th century—the violin/fiddle, rhythm bones (bone castanets), and 5­string banjo. Now in the 21st century, each instrument holds an iconic status in different revival and traditional music scenes, including…See More
Nov 13, 2011

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Greg Adams
How long have you played banjo?
Five Years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Jim Hartel Sweeney Model, Eric Prust w/ Boucher style neck, Gibson Mastertone

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At 4:22pm on August 18, 2010, Tim Twiss said…
Hey, you're the other guy in that cool picture. Welcome to this site.
At 2:18pm on November 14, 2011, Jeff Trace said…

Always great to have another friend!  Espcially one who plays the Banjo!!

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