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Matthew Menice
  • Plymouth, MA
  • United States
  • Four years
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Timothy Twiss commented on Matthew Menice's photo
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Cymbals? Really?

"There's an extra Buckley in there. Maybe they had a "mini me'"
18 hours ago
Trapdoor2 commented on Matthew Menice's video
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"Strumelia, that's Leroy Troy spinning his banjo in the video you linked to. He's a hoot, and about as nice a person as you'll ever meet. I've been on stage with him...and I've had him show me the basics of his technique. I…"
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Matthew Menice commented on Matthew Menice's photo
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Cymbals? Really?

"The banjo in this has a sound hole as though it were made of wood. I see this in many pictures. It leads me to believe that the illustrator had no idea what a banjo was supposed to look like..."
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Cymbals? Really?

Among the more interesting sheet music covers I've seen...
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Strumelia commented on Matthew Menice's video
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"Wow, impressively precise. I find it impossible to do a non-fast roll with precision and clarity of each note at the right time.  I usually 'cheat' by using a left plucked note in there somewhere."
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Matthew Menice commented on Matthew Menice's video
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"I play that part string by string with my right hand and hope to God that it sounds good enough..."
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Strumelia commented on Matthew Menice's video
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"Like at exactly 1:49 and 1:57, during the instrumental part."
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Matthew Menice commented on Matthew Menice's video
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"Strumelia, where in the song do you mean? The end of each chorus? When playing, I find that I do pluck the 2nd string with my left hand quite a bit."
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Strumelia commented on Matthew Menice's video
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"You played all those instruments on this recording, plus sang?  You're amazing, each one is delightful to the ears!   :D I think that banjo player is being shown spinning his banjo, the way Uncle Dave Macon used to. Macon was…"
yesterday
Matthew Menice replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Fun fact...
"My, My! What an honor to bring the joys of this music to a broader people!"
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
I've been interested in Ethiopian Delineation for many years. I was bound to stumble upon it at one point.
How long have you played banjo?
Four years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Boucher, Bacon Irish Tenor, Thompson Odell Artist Banjo

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At 2:18pm on June 11, 2018, Paul Draper said…

Welcome aboard, Matthew. Good to see you here. 

At 7:26pm on June 14, 2018, Strumelia said…

haha... it's at HERE

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