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Tom Berghan
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  • Woodinville, WA
  • United States
  • Took up banjo in 2009
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Tom Berghan's Discussions

Mary Blane

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Berghan Nov 12. 2 Replies

My adaptation of Billy Whitlock’s tender sweet song, Mary Blane.https://www.facebook.com/Tom.Berghan/videos/902225803274924/Continue

Please "Like" my facebook "Fan Page"

Started Oct 13 0 Replies

Dear Minstrel Banjo Friends,Many of you know me, and if you do, you know that I play all sorts of banjos . . . modern and old, wire strings and gut strings, 5 strings, 4 strings, even 9 strings.But,…Continue

String recommendation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Aug 24. 10 Replies

Carbon Fiber Nylon: You really ought to try it! My two favorite materials are real gut, and carbon fiber nylon. Here is a source for you:…Continue

Helpful tip - side dot markers

Started Aug 4 0 Replies

Here is a non-invasive, not-permanent way to add attractive & professional looking side dots to any neck. They can Really help when (or if) you play in a standing position. These are "dry…Continue

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Billy in the Lowground, Early Banjo & Percussion

"Buy bones, and pass them out to likely candidates. Eventually someone will grab hold."
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Billy in the Lowground, Early Banjo & Percussion

"Chris, to find a good percussionist you might try auditioning some local drummers. If they have any good funk, jazz, or Latin chops, then they can easily fall into our bag! I know you have a donkey jawbone. Hand them THAT and see what they do with…"
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Billy in the Lowground, Early Banjo & Percussion

"I agree Strumelia! Of course they danced! We have a bunch of paintings and drawings that tell us they did! And of course dancers make percussive sounds that add to the music. I love it! :-)"
Saturday

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
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How long have you played banjo?
Took up banjo in 2009
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
James Hartel "Sweeney," and an unsigned unbranded minstrel style banjo from 1870

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