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Rob Mohr
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  • Milford, VA
  • United States
  • 7 years
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Rob Mohr's Discussions

Decisions, decisions...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr May 9. 2 Replies

I had been considering a mountain banjo because it just seems like FUN!! However, I decided another minstrel banjo is probably the way to go. My Stichter repro tends to wilt with heat and humidity…Continue

Google Doodle

Started Jan 11 0 Replies

I know this isn't quite minstrel banjo related, but today's Google doodle was Earl Scruggs and the banjo.…Continue

Converse Thumb Lead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr Sep 18, 2018. 4 Replies

Since The Convergence, I have jumped into the yellow Converse. I'm struggling with the thumb lead. I've stopped trying to cheat the walk around. I've really been working the exercises and using the…Continue

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Mississippi Breakdowns.

"I gotta know where you got the banjo playin' skeleton???!!! You'd think he'd be playing bones, not the banjo..."
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Rapahanock Jig

"He codified a folk idiom."
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Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"Go to p. 92 of the Analytical 1886"
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Rob Mohr commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"Now I gotta dig through my Converse books"
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Rob Mohr commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"Of course!! I'll never turn down more knowledge!!"
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Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"That move is referred to as a "Long Combination" by Frank Converse. Let me know if you want to know more about that. "
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Rob Mohr commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"It's just a fun tune!!!...plus it makes me work on those triplets, which are somewhere between a stroke and a strum. Sometimes I hit it just right. Gotta build the consistency..."
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Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"ROB.....out of the gate strong my friend. Nice job. "
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Rob Mohr commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"This is tuned to E ("true" minstrel tuning, no thanks to Briggs lol)...afterwards, I changed the the bridge and get a bit better sound, plus I like the string spacing better. The string height throws me off just a bit. I end up playing…"
Monday
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Rapahanock Jig

Buckley tune from my corner of the world. Played on a Carver Banjos gourdie.
Monday
Rob Mohr replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Talking about the 3d note of the measure on the 1st string?? Should be 3 instead of open??...I was using the Converse note/neck/"tab" chart and my 3s are Tim's 4s and my 4s are Tim's 3s...slowly but surely, I'll get ahold of…"
Sunday
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Antietam Jig

"Bravo....."
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
minstrelbanjo.com
How long have you played banjo?
7 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Stichter, Backyard Music fretted & fretless, Carver Gourd, Flint Hills resonator

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At 12:24pm on August 31, 2018, Tom Taggart said…

Rob, I am sure your family will enjoy the day. Looking forward to meeting you there.

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