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Ronald David Hanes
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  • Cushing, OK
  • United States
  • Just starting out
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronald David Hanes Sep 10, 2010. 3 Replies

Hello Friends: I'm new here and I really am happy I found you all. I appreciate the learning materials that are available here. I could use a bit of guidance. I'm having  difficulty with the Briggs…Continue

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Mr Greg Adams recommended the site
How long have you played banjo?
Just starting out
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
I own a Gold tone openback and a Kay that I have modified

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Whatcha Think about my Idea ?

Posted on September 20, 2010 at 12:28pm 1 Comment

I have become intrested in becoming sort of an early banjo re enactor at large. I'd like to get some perriod clothing and go around school assemblies and other venues and play some music and give talks about it.

This idea hatched because a Lady at church has asked me to come play and speak to her Genealogy Club.

I'll be taking several instruments that I play , and decided to make the banjo a part of the presentation.


Update on my progress

Posted on September 9, 2010 at 2:32pm 1 Comment

I'm going to keep a sort of running dialog going on here. I just want to provide some feedback as I try various helps which have been so generously provided to me here. I'm sort of the newbie spokesperson I guess.

I'm currently working on learning the 5 moves. so far I have been able to learn and practice the half strike , the strike , the strike and a half and the double strike. I'm helped quite a bit by the Harpers Ferry videos. The strike and a half with slurred notes is…

Thanks to all your help

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 9:41am 4 Comments

The light has come on and It's all starting to make a bit of sense. I'm sippin coffee an carefully reading the material you have provided. I don't feel so lost now


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