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M'lou Brubaker
  • 69, Female
  • Goodland, MN
  • United States
  • Since 1962
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Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books

Started this discussion. Last reply by M'lou Brubaker on Sunday. 37 Replies

I decided to learn musical notation for the banjo so I could study and learn from the period books now available. But WTF, they are all written with different tunings for the banjo! How am I supposed…Continue

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M'lou Brubaker replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"I am thinking it would be fun to update the city slicker’s questions in Arkansas Traveler to queries about Starbucks proximity, WiFi availability, etc. Any good jokesters our there??"
Sunday
Timothy Twiss replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"Briggs' and Winners 1864 for are the only two books I can recall that use the D as the upper stem indicating the 5th string. Did I miss one? "
Jul 12
Timothy Twiss replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"You'll have to add the jokes"
Jul 12
Timothy Twiss replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
Jul 12
M'lou Brubaker replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"Looks good!"
Jul 12
Timothy Twiss replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"If you see an error in anything i put up, please tell me. I try, but perfect proofing is a difficult task. "
Jul 12
Timothy Twiss replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
Jul 12
Timothy Twiss replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"Ha ha, you are right. I'll be fixing that one."
Jul 11
Tom Berghan replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"Briggs is mostly dGDF#A. (We call this low tuning). Some of the pieces in Briggs are dADF#A (we call this high tuning). My advice is to just start with Briggs and practice the ENTIRE book. You will be a reader very quickly because you will encounter…"
Jul 10
M'lou Brubaker replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"Ya, you betcha. I'm from Minnesota, so what do I know? -M'lou"
Jul 10
M'lou Brubaker replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"Ya, you betcha"
Jul 10
M'lou Brubaker replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"While you are in there, check out the first measures of Walk Into the Parlor, which I think are actually part of Whole Hog or None..... M'lou"
Jul 10
Timothy Twiss replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"I noticed that I am missing a few tunes from my Yellow Converse transcription. I am going to add this to my site and update it to include what I omitted."
Jul 10
Timothy Twiss replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"It's flowing quite well now. Watch it expand. I am attempting to keep the format the same, but am using a portrait landscape which allows an extra song per page. All fingerings are "as is" from the original."
Jul 9
Timothy Twiss replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"You're welcome. It's instead of flowing pretty well now. I am keeping the basic format of the music the same, but I am putting 4 tunes per page because I am using a regular portrait format. I can always change it later. "
Jul 9
M'lou Brubaker replied to M'lou Brubaker's discussion Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books
"Okay, I found Tim Twiss’ yellow Converse, and I have printed it out to use easily. It is nice and clean and easy to read. I kind of know the tunes from the Weidlich book, so I am playing off the notes and working out my brain a bit to get in…"
Jul 8

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Google
How long have you played banjo?
Since 1962
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Phippsburg open-back, fretless that I put together from parts, tenor that I rescued and fixed, and 2 banjo ukes

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At 3:48pm on February 16, 2018, Ken Perlman said…

Marylou. There are lots of folks coming to MBC with your background, including both of us directors. . . There might also be opportunities to ride share with other people coming from your region. Let me know if you have any particular questions or concerns. Ken Perlman (Director)

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