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Timothy Twiss
  • Highland, MI
  • United States
  • 10 years
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Buckley Book released by Mel Bay

Started this discussion. Last reply by steven leuschner Nov 22. 6 Replies

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Jim Crow Museum

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Sep 20. 9 Replies

Want to look this stuff right in the eye? Take the virtual tour, or better yet......go there.…Continue

Early Banjo Notation: A re-post over on the Hangout

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A common stumbling block in playing old banjo music ( from the mid 19th Century ) is reading notation. TAB is the accepted norm for hobbyists these days, as is understandable due to its easily…Continue

Tutors, TABS, and Tunes

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I have the website in pretty good working condition with a lot of stuff that may be useful to the community. Drop by for a visit. Open for suggestions and comments.…Continue

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Timothy Twiss replied to Brice Alms's discussion my 1870s banjo. Restoration complete.
"Thanks for sharing your progress. Looking forward to a demo. Looks great"
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Timothy Twiss replied to James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
"If you study some of the material in the 1886 Analytical, you can identify many of the "licks", or sigatures of expression common to the mentioned tune. "
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"Volume IV no. 8      1888"
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Takes The Cake Walk Around.

"There is a quote......I will dig to find it. Baur was saying that "the Briggs' book gives a very good idea of how the banjo was played" back then. I think it was in a Stewart Journal. But, Baur has all these wild and creative…"
Dec 1
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"Nice job Paul. Baur is SO original. And traditional.....and supports the idea that Briggs' book actually sounded like how some people played back then. "
Dec 1
Timothy Twiss replied to James Tyler's discussion Minstrel Banjo in early recordings.
"Bumping this for current viewing"
Nov 30
Timothy Twiss replied to Brice Alms's discussion Does the banjo in this early record sound like there playing stroke style
"Yea.....interesting to hear something resembling a Converse arrangement from that time. Then he sort of goes into that minor harmony like in Lily Polka. Timing is rather erratic."
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10 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Boucher

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Buckley 1868 TAB

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 4:00pm 7 Comments

I have only 3 of these left. I will not reprint them before they go to Mel Bay this Fall. 

Go to  www.timtwiss.com to order. 

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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