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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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Etude 3 on Fretted Minstrel banjo

"I agree about the natural tension it creates. It is noticeable live....the cut it makes."
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Etude 3 on Fretted Minstrel banjo

"I been playing in A/E a lot as of late due to working on Rice and Buckley books a bunch. I can really dig in better since it slightly tighter than G/D ... more snap"
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Etude 3 on Fretted Minstrel banjo

Comparing the G/D fretless banjo to the A/E fretted Minstrel banjo. My work is gravitating towards using the fretted. The fretted banjo is inclusive to the r...
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Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017 at Appomattox Courthouse National HIstoric Park

September 8, 2017 to September 10, 2017
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Early Banjo Etude #2

"I am really enjoying these videos on the Etudes. Have been working on #1 and having some succes with the hammer and pull-offs. Thanks Tim."
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Early Banjo Etude #2

This is a 16 bar piece. It address the idea of hitting Strikes on the inner strings, double thumb, and quirky "Rice - like" phrasing.
Aug 3
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Tambo Conversion

"Just did that today . Ordered the jingles from Mid-East. Can't wait to smash into it"
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Tambo Conversion

"Oi! That's a big un'!"
Aug 1
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Early Banjo Etudes-Video Tutorials
"Thanks. Yes, I'll work through them. I hope the format works well....just to play them and break the moves down. I'll also start mentioning the tunes these have DNA with"
Aug 1
Will Bickart replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Early Banjo Etudes-Video Tutorials
"Thank you for making these studies available. I look forward to working thru them. The videos will be a great help too."
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Tambo Conversion

I have a monster tambo now. Dampen that head a bit and wow!
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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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