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Sylvia
  • Female
  • Isle of Wight ,
  • United Kingdom
  • Absolute Beginner
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Joined Classic
How long have you played banjo?
Absolute Beginner
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
have just bought an Ashbury short neck cheapie,

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 9:59am on May 25, 2010, Grace Morsberger said…
Hi Sylvia,

Nice to meet you, virtually! I was just at the Early Banjo Weekend at Harpers Ferry and there were three other women there, which was great! Hope to run into you at an early banjo gathering some time.
At 4:14pm on May 25, 2010, Grace Morsberger said…
Oh! I didn't realize you were in the UK! Is there much interest in the minstrel banjo over there?
At 11:22am on May 28, 2010, Grace Morsberger said…
I hope you do find a compatible banjo group! Good luck with learning. This site is a treasure trove, with all the videos. I also just ordered Joseph Weidlich's introduction to the minstrel banjo.
At 3:55pm on May 31, 2010, Grace Morsberger said…
If you can read notation, it might be worth going to the source and buying the Briggs instructional manual. We were given a few songs with both tab and notation on the same page and I could scan these and email them to you, if you like.
At 5:01am on April 8, 2011, Liz McElwain said…
Hi Sylvia - Good to hear from you. I'm still here - have just been keeping my head down with work, life and a bit of a diversion into bluegrass banjo. 
At 8:17am on April 10, 2011, Dena Lee said…
Thank you. Glad to know neither of us are bearded. Heehee. Do you have recordings to share?
At 9:46am on April 10, 2011, Dena Lee said…
I understand.  After 2 years of tenor banjo, I'm just now finding the 5 string fretless.  I am not where near where I want to be.  What you hear on the recording is my style.  It is guitar picking and sparse.  But I love it.  Jimmy Strothers is my chief influence.  I nearly cried when I heard his playing.  When I can figure out how to post his music, I will.  Let me know what you think of his music.
At 9:53am on April 10, 2011, Dena Lee said…

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