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Rob Mohr
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  • Milford, VA
  • United States
  • 7 years
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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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Pea Nut Girl

"Yeah, that 16th-8th-16th pattern that shows up a few places is tricky.  I had a heck of time playing the first measure against my own backup tracks!"
Sunday
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Pea Nut Girl

W.H. Gassner from Buckley's Guide for the Banjo, 1868 - Tim Twiss Really struggled with this, especially those first three measures...
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And so it Begins...

"BTW, I really like my Bell Stichter!! Plays well, good tone, and really holds tune day to day, supposing temp and humidity are fairly consistent..."
Friday
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And so it Begins...

"My dad has built 3-4 kits for me, because he's retired and has the time. After the stain, he'd polyurethane it. Thin, thin coats, 2-3 coats. Should protect it well, and not dull the tone due to the thin coats vs thick coating..."
Friday
Rob Mohr replied to John Cohen's discussion Switching between scale lengths
"All of my banjos differ too (Bell Stichter, Gardner Boucher, and Carver gourdie w/ ogee neck). I like playing different tunes on each one because of the scale length (finger stretch/hand movement) and string spacing, plus some songs just sound…"
Nov 5
Rob Mohr replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week Nov. 4th
"I've been messing around w/ Tim's Buckley's Guide for the Banjo 1868...hint hint...lol"
Nov 3
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The Modoc Reel in Portrait

"Tried doing this through YouTube recording in portrait & landscape. Neither turned out very well. I'll stick to just recording on my phone and uploading..."
Oct 30
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The Modoc Reel in Portrait

Converse Analytical - 1868
Oct 30
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Killie Krankie (Money Musk)

"This can get quite hypnotic..."
Oct 28
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Killie Krankie (Money Musk)

George P Knauff - 1839, Virginia Reels by Mark Weems
Oct 28
Rob Mohr replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week Oct 28th
"This looks easier than it is. I keep wanting to use my thumb for that 3d string 2d fret pull off. And, that 3d string 1st fret always throws me..."
Oct 26
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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..."
Oct 22
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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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