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Timothy Twiss
  • Highland, MI
  • United States
  • 10 years
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Timothy Twiss's Discussions

Skype

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Oct 16. 1 Reply

Anyone want to learn something via Skype? Our geographic distance is a hindrance. I want to start doing this. I'll do a few for free as i work out the kinks. any takers? I think a good format  is to…Continue

Tune of the Week

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss on Sunday. 50 Replies

It sure is quiet here. Does anybody want to do something like a Tune Of The Week again?Continue

Early Banjo Resources

Started Sep 6 0 Replies

I am posting this for the benefit of the many new members we have, as well as an update to older ones.I have a book "Early Banjo" which is now out of print. I don't plan on any more. BUT.....the text…Continue

Minstrel Banjo for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Draper Sep 17. 3 Replies

FOR SALE: Made by Jeff Kangas from Detroit. Maple neck and pot are stained dark with aqua fortis and have been given a hand rubbed oil finish from a 19th century formula. Hand bent pot is 12 1/4…Continue

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Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"He codified a folk idiom."
yesterday
Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"Go to p. 92 of the Analytical 1886"
yesterday
Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"That move is referred to as a "Long Combination" by Frank Converse. Let me know if you want to know more about that. "
Monday
Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Rapahanock Jig

"ROB.....out of the gate strong my friend. Nice job. "
Monday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Which song are you looking at?"
Sunday
Chris Prieto replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"I always used the one in the rice book for key of A three sharps"
Sunday
Rob Mohr replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Talking about the 3d note of the measure on the 1st string?? Should be 3 instead of open??...I was using the Converse note/neck/"tab" chart and my 3s are Tim's 4s and my 4s are Tim's 3s...slowly but surely, I'll get ahold of…"
Sunday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"PDFRapahanock%20Jig%20Tab.pdf"
Sunday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Whoops....thanks Paul. Copy and Paste got away from me. "
Sunday
Paul Draper replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Ahem.... M 11?"
Sunday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Rapahanock%20Jig%20Tab.pdf"
Saturday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"Those are two even eight notes, with an open "A"."
Saturday
Chris Prieto replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"That last bass note on the A and B parts is weird. I don't get how to play it and play the notes that come after it on beat."
Saturday
Timothy Twiss commented on Rob Mohr's video
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Antietam Jig

"Bravo....."
Friday
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Tune of the Week
"It's a kickass song. One of the best. And I'll put up a tab"
Friday

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How long have you played banjo?
10 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Boucher

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Buckley 1868 TAB

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 4:00pm 7 Comments

I have only 3 of these left. I will not reprint them before they go to Mel Bay this Fall. 

Go to  www.timtwiss.com to order. 

Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 10:07pm on December 11, 2015, Donovan Murphy said…

What happened to the old profile?

At 10:18pm on December 11, 2015, Timothy Twiss said…

Switched it up

At 7:15am on January 14, 2016, Al Smitley said…

That's what happens when I smile!

At 7:58am on January 14, 2016, Timothy Twiss said…

Ha ha...yea. Now I get it.       

Lurch.

At 9:11am on January 14, 2016, Al Smitley said…
At 9:48am on January 14, 2016, Timothy Twiss said…

YES...that's it

At 9:30am on March 7, 2017, Strumelia said…

Hey Tim, nice new avatar.  I recognize Al there, but who are the other two fellows?

At 10:38am on March 7, 2017, Timothy Twiss said…

Dan Bilich and Gordy Sharpe.....tuba and drums

At 4:13pm on March 7, 2017, Al Smitley said…

It's funny how this photographic method seems to make us look like we were playing music during our break at the flour mill!

At 11:29pm on March 7, 2017, Timothy Twiss said…

Ha ha Al.....you look gray.

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