Minstrel Banjo

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Thomas Craven
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Sweeney Headstock Template?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan'l Aug 28, 2015. 1 Reply

is there a paper rendition of the Sweeney Headstock to be had or must I use my extremely limited drawing drawing skills?

This amazes me

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Nov 12, 2009. 4 Replies

Now that I have a reasonable replica of a back in the day banjo . . . they are not that loud. Hollywood strikes again?TibiltContinue

Tuning my new Tackhead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Craven Oct 31, 2009. 7 Replies

Is there a site that has a by ear tuning for low bass tuning? According to my Dr. Horsehair manual that would be 2 1/2 steps down from G tuning which I come up with A, F#, D, A, and D for the drone…Continue

Who's dat knockin' at de door?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Oct 25, 2009. 4 Replies

I wuz surfing round lookin' fo de lyrics and discovered some rather rybald lyrics for said song. Apparently it was a Betty Boop song, but where was it performed? Barnacle Bill the sailor got around,…Continue

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New Bean, Ordered a Tackhead, Now what?

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 11:06pm 0 Comments

I would like to learn to play it Minstrel style like you guyz be a doin.

What lesson books with C.D. or better yet D.V.Ds should I be a learnin' from. I have a good ear and been playing banjo more or less guitar style, but I jest hear songs and I can play them. I have played steel guitar and other git fiddles so i ain't afeared of finger pickin' or unlearning bad habits.

Am playin' my version of "Jim along Josie" as I say adieu, thanking you in advance for any hep you can… Continue

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