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Max L. Rowland
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  • Bellport, NY
  • United States
  • 5 years
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Max L. Rowland and Strumelia are now friends
May 14
Max L. Rowland and Scott Danneker are now friends
Jan 9
Max L. Rowland commented on Scott Danneker's video
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Boston Jig

"Haha! Aye, I am! Many thanks!"
Jan 9
Strumelia commented on Max L. Rowland's video
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Camptown Hornpipe: 2 days

"He's playing it in key of F-  tuned one step below the usual Briggs dGDF#A (key of G)... so I believe he's tuned cFCEG and playing it in key of F."
Jan 7
Max L. Rowland commented on Max L. Rowland's video
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Camptown Hornpipe: 2 days

"Ahoy, Mister Jason! I can't for the life of me remember what tuning I had this in at the time. I believe it was standard minstrel D, knocked down several steps or so. I had just put the strings on and wanted to bring them up gradually. Haha!"
Jan 7
Max L. Rowland commented on Scott Danneker's video
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Boston Jig

"Beautiful! I'm using your rendition as a reference to learn this tune by! And I also burn with jealousy over your hat..."
Jan 7
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Jan 4
Jason Adam Young commented on Max L. Rowland's video
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Camptown Hornpipe: 2 days

"what is the tuning of each string top to bottom? sounds great. I see alot of people using different tunings and playing it different all up to speed."
Jan 4
Andy Chase liked Max L. Rowland's video
Nov 4, 2016
Tom Taggart commented on Max L. Rowland's video
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Camptown Hornpipe: 2 days

"Max, great sound as always.  Sure missed you at Cedar Creek last month."
Nov 4, 2016
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Nov 4, 2016
Paul Draper liked Max L. Rowland's video
Nov 4, 2016
Max L. Rowland commented on Chris Prieto's video
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Butler's Jig

"Wow, this is one of the best renditions of this I've heard! I'm having some trouble with the thumbing on the second string for this tune and I'd love to hear any suggestions if you have them!"
Nov 4, 2016
Al Smitley commented on Max L. Rowland's video
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Camptown Hornpipe: 2 days

"Nice sound.  Bedspread?  Didn't even notice until you mentioned it.  What's wrong with it?"
Nov 4, 2016
Strumelia commented on Max L. Rowland's video
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Camptown Hornpipe: 2 days

"Hey Max, this is just great!  Love it.  Welcome to the gang here. P.S. I still think it's your bedspread."
Nov 4, 2016
Max L. Rowland posted a video

Camptown Hornpipe on minstrel banjo

A very quick and dirty rendition of Camptown Hornpipe, loosely based off the tablature in Briggs' Banjo Method and from watching an assortment of random othe...
Nov 3, 2016

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
From fellow reenactors
How long have you played banjo?
5 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
A 5 string minstrel, a 5 string fretted, a 5 string bluegrass, and a 4 string tenor

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At 11:57pm on March 14, 2016, Tom Taggart said…

Max, I am glad to see you joined our little group.  You will find a lot of good stuff here.  I look forward to playing our banjos at some CW events this year.  

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