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Playing in keys of D (Briggs) or E (Rice)

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Masciale Mar 30. 2 Replies

Newbie here.Briggs tuning: dGDF#A  Can play tunes in G (1 sharp-F#) or D (2 sharps-C#, F#)Rice tuning: eAEG#B  Can play tunes in A (3 sharps-C#, F#,G#) or E (4 sharps-C#, D#, F#, G#)So, for example,…Continue

Chords in eAEG#B Tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Johnson Sep 19, 2013. 3 Replies

I know minstrel banjo is usually for solo work.But does anyone have a chord chart for minstrel banjo tuned eAEG#B?JonSContinue

Minstrel Lessons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Mar 22, 2013. 5 Replies

Just signed on for minstrel lessons with Bill Evans here in the Bay Area of California.Using my brand new Bell Boucher (from the kit, added planetary).Should be fun! JonSContinue

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John Masciale replied to Jon's discussion Playing in keys of D (Briggs) or E (Rice)
"When playing in the key of E, just play the notes as written.  An E string in that tuning is E regardless of whether you are playing in E or A. If you are learning to play the jigs in the instructors, that is one issue.  I usually leave my…"
Mar 30
Chris Prieto replied to Jon's discussion Playing in keys of D (Briggs) or E (Rice)
"You should still be able to play right from sheet music if I am understanding question correctly."
Mar 30
Jon posted a discussion

Playing in keys of D (Briggs) or E (Rice)

Newbie here.Briggs tuning: dGDF#A  Can play tunes in G (1 sharp-F#) or D (2 sharps-C#, F#)Rice tuning: eAEG#B  Can play tunes in A (3 sharps-C#, F#,G#) or E (4 sharps-C#, D#, F#, G#)So, for example, if I am tuned Rice, to play in key of A, I just read the sheet notes; if playing in key of E with Rice, what do I do?JonSSee More
Mar 30
Jon replied to Ken Perlman's discussion New MInstrel Banjo Program at Midwest Banjo Camp
"Is there a place/thread to find sheet music of tunes on the Forum? JonS"
Mar 27
Jon commented on Paul Draper's video
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Union Jig

"Link to sheet music for Union Jig? JonS"
Mar 27
Jon commented on Paul Draper's video
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Union Jig

"Great tune! Are Songs of the Week still posted on ning? JonS"
Mar 27
Scott Johnson replied to Jon's discussion Chords in eAEG#B Tuning
"The Chord fingerings for the minstrel banjo are the same as for the standard "C" tuning, sometimes called "Dropped C" tuning, for regular banjo.  You just need to transpose down three steps. ( C chord in regular tuning would…"
Sep 19, 2013
Tim Twiss replied to Jon's discussion Chords in eAEG#B Tuning
"Start on page 27 of the Analytical. http://www.timtwiss.com/timtwisscomprintmusicsources"
Sep 19, 2013
Tim Twiss replied to Jon's discussion Chords in eAEG#B Tuning
"Start on page 27 of the Analytical. http://www.timtwiss.com/timtwisscomprintmusicsources"
Sep 19, 2013
Jon posted a discussion

Chords in eAEG#B Tuning

I know minstrel banjo is usually for solo work.But does anyone have a chord chart for minstrel banjo tuned eAEG#B?JonSSee More
Sep 19, 2013
Jon replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week 3-29-13
"So, no more tunes of the week I guess! JonS"
Apr 23, 2013
Jon replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week 3-29-13
"Tim, I loved Zara Jig, Spot Waltz, Short Stop Jig, and I took the time to tab them all out and posted here. Give us more tunes please, I will continue tabbing them out. JonS"
Apr 11, 2013
Jon replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week 3-29-13
"Is there a tune of the week after 3-29-13? JonS"
Apr 11, 2013
Jon commented on Tim Twiss's video
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GE 3

"Tim, Can we have a link on the main page which leads to the Tune of the Week. I can never find them. JonS"
Apr 11, 2013
Jon replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week 3-29-13
"Different how, you have tab? JonS"
Apr 4, 2013
Jon replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week 3-29-13
"Hey Tim,   Zara Jig *tef files and tablature here: http://dragonflybridge.net/Banjo/Minstrel/   JonS"
Apr 4, 2013

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Twiss
How long have you played banjo?
2months
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Boucher minstrel

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At 2:05pm on March 12, 2013, Vince Abadie said…

Hi Jon! Welcome to group! 

At 3:46pm on March 12, 2013, Scott Johnson said…

Welcome, Lots of good stuff here

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