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Ethan Baker
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • United States
  • Around 1 year
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More Guitar Style Resources?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Sep 28. 3 Replies

I've been messing with Guitar Style recently, as I wanted to get into classical banjo, but the three finger approach just never clicked for me. The four finger approach given to us by Frank…Continue

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Joel Hooks replied to Ethan Baker's discussion More Guitar Style Resources?
"Okay, now I understand.  Pitch is a different subject. While pitch influenced they way banjo music was written, actual pitch was mostly ignored. I just pounded this subject to death with a fully cited article in the "5 Stringer" (the…"
Sep 28
Ethan Baker replied to Ethan Baker's discussion More Guitar Style Resources?
"When I say classical I meant Classic the three finger approach you mention, not Classical, my bad.I think I've found where I get confused- The difference between A and C notation. I don't feel comfortable tuning my banjo up to C, because I…"
Sep 25
Joel Hooks replied to Ethan Baker's discussion More Guitar Style Resources?
"Hi Ethan, I when you write "classical" do you mean what is now called "classic"?  "Classical Banjo" is classical music played using bluegrass "rolls" on steel wire with Hawaiian guitar…"
Sep 25
Ethan Baker posted a discussion

More Guitar Style Resources?

I've been messing with Guitar Style recently, as I wanted to get into classical banjo, but the three finger approach just never clicked for me. The four finger approach given to us by Frank Converse's tutors just work for me a lot better. I just am noticing I'm pretty limited in my score options- Except for anything by Converse, most classical banjo pieces were written for the three finger style. Anyone have more recommendations for stuff like Converse? I am learning out of his 1886 Analytical,…See More
Sep 23
Ethan Baker is now a member of Minstrel Banjo
Aug 19, 2019

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Chris Prieto's videos on youtube
How long have you played banjo?
Around 1 year
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
1890's Buckbee

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