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Scott Johnson
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  • Aurora, CO
  • United States
  • about one year
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Kafoozalum in E and A

Started Oct 15, 2013 0 Replies

Threw Tim's jpg of Kafoozalum in the old computer to see what it could do.Here' what it came up with, high, low, and in between.Continue

How high are your actions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Johnson Oct 9, 2013. 4 Replies

Since getting my Bell banjo up and running, I'm curious as to how people have their various banjo's set up.  Particularly how high or low do you have your action ( or string height ) set on your…Continue

New Bell Banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Mickletz Oct 8, 2013. 3 Replies

Well I finally got around to finishing my banjo kit I got from Terry back around father's day. I don't know where the time has gone, but it has been a busy summer.A couple of interesting things about…Continue

Tune of the week(s) The Rattlesnake jig(s)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Jun 27, 2016. 3 Replies

I was away for most of April and May with no banjo or internet connection. But it gave me a chance to play around with some of the tutors and some music score software.So I will give Tim a rest, and…Continue

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Strumelia replied to Scott Johnson's discussion Tune of the week(s) The Rattlesnake jig(s)
"Hey, so cool-  thanks!"
Jun 27, 2016
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Chris Prieto replied to Scott Johnson's discussion Tune of the week(s) The Rattlesnake jig(s)
"nice!"
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Timothy Twiss replied to Scott Johnson's discussion Tune of the week(s) The Rattlesnake jig(s)
"That's a rattlesnake DEN ....."
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Scott Johnson replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Yellow Converse Notation
"P.S.    One more tune to look at."
Mar 1, 2015
Scott Johnson replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Yellow Converse Notation
""Rice" pulls ???????????? Frank Converse wrote the Little Yellow Book, Those are "Converse" pulls.  :>)    (we need some smiley's) All kidding aside, the Yellow book is a great book for both beginning…"
Mar 1, 2015
Scott Johnson replied to Tim Twiss's discussion Yellow Converse Notation
"HI Tim,  I've consolidated a bunch of the Yellow Converse tunes from the book. Basically it is just a cut and paste from the online pdf book that i got rid of all the text and kept the notation. I have most of the songs in this format. If…"
Mar 1, 2015
Scott Johnson commented on Al Smitley's video
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Home Run Polka c.1867

"Wonderful polka, You definitely didn't 'drop the ball' on that one, I can see where the last part might be a little difficult to play, but do you have the music, or a site where it can be downloaded?  I would love to add it to my…"
Mar 31, 2014
Scott Johnson replied to CURTIS PAYNE's discussion what year were steal strings introduced on the banjo?
"Wes, maybe it's they just don't make horses like they used to... :-)"
Mar 30, 2014
Scott Johnson replied to Andy Chase's discussion LilyPond notation software
"One nice thing is once you get the style you like set up, you can just copy and paste your notation into the lilypond program and it does all the work. Although I always have to do some tweaking, but that can be half the fun."
Mar 30, 2014
Scott Johnson replied to Andy Chase's discussion LilyPond notation software
"Lilypond is great fun to play around with. I've been playing with it for about a year now.ne of the interesting things is that you can save stuff from  many other notation programslike Musescore, tabledit, texguitar, etc. in lilypond…"
Mar 30, 2014
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Mar 30, 2014
Scott Johnson replied to Marek Korzeniowski's discussion Learning Juba
"The number above the notes tells you what finger on the left hand is recommended, not the fret position. If you look at "D" above middle C it has a "4" above it, meaning that it is recomended that the 4th finger should be used to…"
Nov 16, 2013
Scott Johnson replied to Rick Cicciarelli's discussion Finally got my own Boucher...Wunderlich made. Now to learn how to play it.
"Great looking Banjo.  You don't see the doublehead Boucher's that often."
Nov 16, 2013
Scott Johnson replied to Rick Cicciarelli's discussion Best books to start with???
"I have Tim's book and have seen both George's and Bob's books and the are all good books. The Briggs book is a good place to start of you already are familiar with tab as it is available in tab format from Rob MacKillop's…"
Nov 16, 2013

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Banjo Hangout
How long have you played banjo?
about one year
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
ephiphone openback, Terry Bell Boucher

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some Rice stuff

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 3:48pm 0 Comments

A couple of pages from the online Rice PDF book that i have re-done

01-Where%20did%20you%20come%20from%20pdf.pdf…

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