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Timothy Twiss
  • Highland, MI
  • United States
  • 10 years
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Instructional Videos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr Mar 2. 1 Reply

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

Terry Bell

Started this discussion. Last reply by david caron Feb 14. 8 Replies

I am often asked about the whereabouts of Terry Bell. I do not know. Please do not ask me any more. Good luck to those with outstanding transactions. I am as dismayed as the next guy.Continue

The Old Music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Nov 4, 2017. 9 Replies

I posted these two polkas as a contrast of instruments reaching for the same style. I think the guitar with its extended range is a better fit. But.....there was NO banjo repertoire at one point. No…Continue

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

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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.       


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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