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Aesthetic Clog Dance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Aug 9, 2015. 1 Reply

Bonja, "A real Negro Song"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Sep 5, 2015. 11 Replies

Tune driving me crazy...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Jun 20, 2011. 3 Replies

 

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Trapdoor2 liked Greg Adams's video
Jul 11
Trapdoor2 replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Thimble Musings
"Yup. I like the aluminum ones a lot. I have 'em in brass, german silver and aluminum. The aluminum ones are significantly lighter, of course. I've been testing them on wire strings...no problems, no significant wear."
Feb 14
Trapdoor2 replied to Richard Katz's discussion Early banjo finger style description
"My $0.02... The fad of the banjo was distributed primarily by white musicians as a form of 'mass entertainment'. In order to sell themselves in the market they took any aspect they could and produced a comic-hyperbolic scenario. Everything…"
Jul 21, 2016

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Genuine Negro Jig TAB...

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 7:37pm 0 Comments

Ok, here it is. Taken from the Hans Nathan book.

Genuine Negro Jig.pdf

Trip Report, AEBG III

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 9:03pm 8 Comments

First, the disclaimer: I know not what I do. I may have disremembered, misquoted, misplaced, waxed hyperbolic or simply forgot. No spotted owls were eaten without the proper Mornay sauce having been ladled properly over each. Rolling verbosity knob to 12...

I had several things in mind whilst…

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 5:21pm on December 19, 2008, razyn said…
Just befriending the guys I know, from AEBG or the old forum --
At 2:08am on March 9, 2009, David Wade said…
Thanks Marc, taken me a while to get over here, I'll just sit at the back with a 7-string z-b and have a pint while you lads get on with it.
At 7:43am on April 13, 2009, John Masciale said…
Hi Marc, you can upload files to a forum, but not a video.
Hope things are well - John
At 1:32pm on June 5, 2009, Eric STEFANELLI said…
Hi Marc!
Yes about banjo i'm always on the run....a maniak !
At 12:07am on June 15, 2009, Kyle (Cuffie) Pretzl said…
Thanks for the add and the kind words on the bones palyin pard!
At 10:39am on June 15, 2009, huston west said…
thanks a million, marc.
At 6:39am on December 02, 2009, Carl Anderton gave Trapdoor2 a gift
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Hi Marc, I bought you a shot for buying the Converse songster, it's the least I could do ;^} Have a Merry Christmas.
At 1:15am on December 12, 2011, Paul Ely Smith said…

Hi Marc.  Thanks for the comment.  I am not sure how the site works with friends and whatnot, so I am likely to be clumsy.  There was a discussion about a video I posted on YouTube last year that I just discovered and felt I should respond to, so I just finished going on and on about it.  I sure hope that doesn't wear out my welcome.  It is so interesting for me to discover this vibrant community since I have been so isolated in my work over the years and have actually started performing banjo music again after decades (!) of neglect.  Anyway, thanks for the kind words.  Paul 

At 12:03am on June 5, 2012, Mollie Smith said…

Hi, I sent you a friend request so I could ask about the banjo in your profile pic--I didn't realize I could simply leave a comment here asking about it (I just joined, still learning my way around).  Otherwise, I wouldn't have sent a friend request to someone I didn't know, so please feel free to respond via comments, no need to accept the request since you don't know me.  :-)

Mollie

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