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

Early Banjo Etudes-Video Tutorials

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Aug 1. 2 Replies

All the early books claim to be "tutorials" but they lack any sense of logical progression. You get a lot of theory, and them the book leaps from easy to difficult with no sense of direction. Earlier…Continue

Thimble Musings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Feb 17. 20 Replies

Recently, I have been trying all kinds of new things, especially since I got my Fretted Minstrel. But, to back the truck up a bit, I am revisiting the Stroke Stuff. I never used a Thimble before....a…Continue

Hybrid Technique

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Dirickx Apr 5. 2 Replies

I find that Stroke and Fingerstyle often work interchangeably, and can even be used in the same tune. Does anybody else have a similar experience? I call it "Hybrid" playing......there is no science…Continue

Early Banjo Complete UPGRADE.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Oct 13, 2016. 2 Replies

If you ever bought any of my Early Banjo CD's and do not have the complete set, I am offering this limited "upgrade" at a significant discount. Perhaps you bought the Briggs and Buckley set for…Continue

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Timothy Twiss replied to IAN SALTER's discussion BRIGG'S LEFT THUMB.
"Yea, I think you need to step back and see the pieces together...it is fascinating. Any one part is great, but to put them all into perspective is really cool."
Sep 9
Timothy Twiss replied to IAN SALTER's discussion BRIGG'S LEFT THUMB.
"Have you looked at the other books? A lot of this stuff plays out over time in these books, and you can wee the progression and adjustment in thought. The culmination is the Analytical, where it all seems to converge."
Sep 9
Timothy Twiss replied to IAN SALTER's discussion BRIGG'S LEFT THUMB.
"Thanks.....and it is interesting to really take a close look at written instructions. Sometimes it is a little key to the past."
Sep 9
Timothy Twiss replied to IAN SALTER's discussion BRIGG'S LEFT THUMB.
"I would really like to see a video of this to illustrate your point."
Sep 8
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Derycke's French Persasion

An original piece in honor of Anthony Derycke' in Southern France.....a "brother in banjo" that I have not met in person yet.
Sep 7
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Draper's New York Hornpipe

"Sounds good. I put a Hooks bridge on too. Real nice.  Do you think the tune lays a bit better now?"
Aug 27
Timothy Twiss commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"Ah, the lyrics of theses songs are nothing compared to an offensive Confederate statue now are they ?   :)         "
Aug 25
Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's blog post Prieto's California Walk Around
"Tame those little devils!!"
Aug 25
Chris Prieto commented on Timothy Twiss's blog post Prieto's California Walk Around
"After jammin' it all evening it is deff. nicer. Remove sumthin to add sumthin. I am still terrible at bar chords in general. But it's a fun tune to play."
Aug 24
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Merchant's Fredrick Frolic

This is that tune...in notation. Rock on Wes!
Aug 24
Paul Draper commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Draper's New York Hornpipe

"Haha we'll have to just wait and see..."
Aug 22
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
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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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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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