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Timothy Twiss
  • Highland, MI
  • United States
  • 10 years
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Early Banjo Resource

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Feb 5. 2 Replies

Hey Everyone....Tim Twiss here. I did some work on my banjo site, and you might want to check it out. I have all the PDF files for Early Banjo  ready to be downloaded, about 10 good instructional…Continue

Japanese Grand March

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Nov 7, 2021. 1 Reply

Japanese%20Grand%20March%20-%20Full%20Score.pdfThat one is transcribed "as…Continue

What are you working on?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr Aug 14, 2021. 3 Replies

There has not been a group discussion for quite some time. How about sharing a bit of your journey? Tell us what you are working on or curious about. A project? A goal? Your new instrument?Continue

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GourdBanjo

"Maybe small piece(s) of linen, soaked in a solution of Elmer's glue and water. It will dry and shrink securely. Patch "
Nov 15
Timothy Twiss replied to Judith's discussion What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale
"Typically, I use the Minstrel Set for the longer scale low tuned setting, and the Red ones for the smaller scale tuned up. That's what I do"
Nov 5
Timothy Twiss replied to Judith's discussion What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale
"I use three tunings......D ( Briggs' ) E  (Rice  and a higher one gCGBD. The tensions work differently with different scale lengths and tensions. "
Nov 5
Timothy Twiss replied to Judith's discussion What strings for minstrel banjo, 26" scale
"What pitch do you tune to?"
Nov 5
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Hobson's Jig and Briggs' Corn Shucking Jig

"That looks FUN!!!...I'm usually in a solitary pursuit. Though I've tried to get the kiddo to play bones or drum. She's just not so good...yet!! Lol"
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Hobson's Jig and Briggs' Corn Shucking Jig

Old tunes with a fresh approach....c.1860
Oct 31
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Koromanti Part 3 from the Hans Sloane c. 1700

"That's AWESOME!!! and pretty wild. Thanks for the dig into that. I REALLY dig it..."
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Koromanti Part 3 from the Hans Sloane c. 1700

"Thanks for posting that Rob. I dove into that manuscript. This is what I found in it. NO CLAIM to authenticate what it was like...but these are indeed the notes. I simply doubled the rhythm of the melody to get the part. No harm intended here. I…"
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Koromanti Part 3 from the Hans Sloane c. 1700

I do not understand it, but I like it.
Oct 28
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Gen. Burnside’s and Gen. Pope’s Jigs

"Great tunes and very well done. I recall those pieces being pretty influencial in my appreciation of Early banjo."
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How long have you played banjo?
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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 (17 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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