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Timothy Twiss
  • Highland, MI
  • United States
  • 10 years
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Far South

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Jun 7. 1 Reply

I had a request to do a tutorial on this Frank Converse tune, and thought I would try this approach. If you have good tab or notation, use the video....along with the amazing feature Youtube has now…Continue

Elegant Plunk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Jun 8. 18 Replies

So (toot toot) I recorded a new CD. It is called "Elegant Plunk" and contains 16 original compositions written in the style of the mid 19th Century on my fretted Minstrel Banjo. It was recorded and…Continue

Instructional Videos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr Mar 2. 2 Replies

There was a discussion that came and went mentioning the usefulness of instructional videos. Here is a link to my site, where i have them all on one page.…Continue

Head tension and tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Feb 26. 1 Reply

I just sort of noticed something. I'm always playing around with tension on the head of the banjo, seeking the Holy Grail of tones. I got one today, and noticed that it was when the overtone of the…Continue

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The Royal Schottische

"It is a Classical guitar thing.....implying the separation of parts. A mini piano score. You actually mute note in that space"
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"Yes... why under the notes?"
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"You mean the quarter rests?"
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"Indicates a position, but not necessarily a barre. "
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"What do the "snowflakes" after 6 and 1 mean?  And the squigglies under BG, D, A notes?  Thx. "
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"Lovely tune. You wasted no time digging into that book :)"
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"Joel put the link up here last week."
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"More on the book, please.  Pub year?  Can you send the music?"
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"Sweet little tune from that Otto Langey Book"
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Flirting Mazurka by Otto Langey

"More like MacArthur Park maybe."
Jun 14

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
web
How long have you played banjo?
10 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Boucher

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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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