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

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

Oh Boys Carry Me Long

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Oct 10, 2016. 1 Reply

Someone mentioned this great Foster tune. I do not believe there is a "banjo arrangement" anyplace. If someone has one.......please post it. I am doing one from the Levy's Collection....leaving it in…Continue

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Timothy Twiss replied to Strumelia's discussion Stephen Foster's demise
"I may have seen part of this. Is there a scene where he sells a tune to Christy back stage for a small sum?"
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Timothy Twiss replied to Strumelia's discussion Stephen Foster's demise
"Why has this eluded Hollywood? It could be done so well."
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Virginny Jigs

"Oh, if only they could have plugged in, I'm sure they would have."
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Virginny Jigs

"July 25, 1865..... Dan Emmett at the Newport Minstrel Festival! Didn't know it was actually caught on film!!"
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Virginny Jigs

"Ha ha...good one Sonny  or..."Kick Out The Jams Mother Minstrels""
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Virginny Jigs

"AKA Tim Nugent...."Stroke scratch fever"!!!"
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Virginny Jigs

"I love this stuff. Just bringing it home to DE troit"
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"You're a mad man hahaha"
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Virginny Jigs

Old Virginny Break down and Old Virginny Jig c. 1840. Played on de electric Boucher.
Apr 18
Patrick Dirickx replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Hybrid Technique
"yes it does, and what's more, it's much more interesting from the audience's point of view (or ear ?), keeps things more interesting ! a great point you have made here .... :)"
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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 (12 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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