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

Elegant Plunk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss yesterday. 9 Replies

So (toot toot) I recorded a new CD. It is called "Elegant Plunk" and contains 16 original compositions written in the style of the mid 19th Century on my fretted Minstrel Banjo. It was recorded and…Continue

Instructional Videos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr Mar 2. 2 Replies

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

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Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Elegant Plunk
"Thanks!"
yesterday
Brice Alms replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Elegant Plunk
"I've been listening to your album, I really like it Tim. I think my favorite is Hartle's New York Polka."
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Timothy Twiss commented on John Masciale's event An Evening with the Early Banjo
"Yes....good days.  Man, all we need is a barn and two days"
May 15
Timothy Twiss is attending John Masciale's event

An Evening with the Early Banjo at The Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village

May 26, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Tim Twiss, Al Smitely, John and Elaine Masciale, and Timmy Person will perform a concert featuring the Early Banjo.See More
May 15
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Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Elegant Plunk
May 13
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Elephant Jig

"Totally intentional, I believe. Just like all the variations on R & B and rock songs. Change it up a little bit, stake a claim on it. There are only so many riffs."
May 10
Al Smitley replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Elegant Plunk
"Off hand, I found that my favorite was Merchant's Frederick Frolic."
May 5
Paul Draper replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Elegant Plunk
"The compositions on this CD blow me away!  Beautifully played, intricate, interesting, varied, musical, fresh, playful...just great!"
May 5
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Chris Prieto replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Elegant Plunk
"I had the pleasure of listening to this late last night on high end headphones. What a treat!"
May 1
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Winan's Walk Round

From "Elegant Plunk"
May 1
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Smitley's Michigan Aire

"Thank you so much for the kind comment. "
Apr 30
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
web
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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