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Roberta Perkins
  • Wilmington, DE
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  • 3 to 6 years, off and on.
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Pateroller...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roberta Perkins Aug 25. 4 Replies

Does anyone have the music/tabs for Pateroller? Continue

Lightweight banjo case...

Started Jul 15, 2017 0 Replies

Hello, Has anyone had experiences with Gator Lightweight Banjo Cases? Any suggestions for others?Continue

Nylgut strings....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Kimerer May 20, 2016. 10 Replies

A question for those who use Nylgut strings. How often should they be changed?Continue

Eggnog, Sugar and Beer...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roberta Perkins Feb 1, 2016. 2 Replies

In an article, by Bob Winans, is a list of remembered dance tunes & songs(from ex-slave narratives). One of them is Eggnog, Sugar and Beer. The title caught my fancy:-). Does anyone know of it?…Continue

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Roberta Perkins replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Pateroller...
"Thanks, Paul..."
Aug 25
Paul Draper replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Pateroller...
"Run the 2nd string up from F# to G, and run the 4th string up from G to A.  (dADGA)"
Aug 25
Roberta Perkins replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Pateroller...
"Thanks much, Paul: I think I should be able to follow this. How would G-Modal translate in early banjo tuning? G-Modal in clawhammer is gDGCD. Where would I go from the F#? To F?"
Aug 25
Paul Draper replied to Roberta Perkins's discussion Pateroller...
"Hi Roberta - David Bragger gives an excellent lesson for Hobart Smith's Pateroller tune on YouTube. Here's the link:  https://youtu.be/Ar3bkLux3-g"
Aug 24
Roberta Perkins posted a discussion

Pateroller...

Does anyone have the music/tabs for Pateroller? See More
Aug 24
Roberta Perkins replied to Matthew Menice's discussion How does one keep their instrument in shape during the humid months?!?
"Terry Bell sprayed the heads of the two tack head banjos he made for me. He used Aquanet and it works fine. It has to be heavy humidity before I need to worry about having to make adjustments or not play my banjo at all. I like the popsicle trick as…"
Jul 21
Roberta Perkins liked Strumelia's video
Jul 7

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
19th Century Banjo Workshops
How long have you played banjo?
3 to 6 years, off and on.
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bob Flesher tackhead, Cloverlick open back and a Deering Goodtime(modified), a bucket tackhead & 12" tackhead by Terry Bell

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 11:32am on November 14, 2011, Greg Adams said…

Great to see you here Roberta!

At 3:41pm on November 14, 2011, Dave Culgan said…

Hi Roberta, glad you found your way here. We met at the Neshaminy event where I was playing with the Camptown Shakers. Dave Culgan

At 6:18pm on November 15, 2011, Guy de Chalus said…

Hello Roberta,

 

I'm sorry, but I only vaguely recall a conversation about the Hammon's tune. Please remind me of this correspondence. Was it through some list serve? All the same, I love that music and am looking forward to becoming a better player of that style.  Kind regards, always.  - Guy

At 10:41pm on November 15, 2011, Roberta Perkins said…

Hmmm, do you have a video on You Tube playing 'Walkin in the Parlor'?

At 11:43pm on November 15, 2011, Silas Tackitt said…
At 1:22pm on November 16, 2011, Roberta Perkins said…

Thanks, Silas...

I play a version of "Walkin' in the Parlor" from the Hammons family.

At 12:16pm on June 10, 2014, Strumelia said…

Roberta what banjo are you bringing to Antietam?  The Flesher tackhead?

At 2:19pm on June 10, 2014, Strumelia said…

Well I look forward to meeting you!   :)

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