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Chris Prieto
  • San Diego, CA
  • United States
  • Since early 2014
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Chris Prieto's Discussions

Joe Ayers Tumblr page

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Nov 10. 2 Replies

I recall when I first got into this music that Joe Ayers had a tumblr page with a bunch of tunes on it. Its like him and his family or something singing a bunch of really good tunes. Old grey goose,…Continue

Prolly a silly question about singing with your banjo

Started Aug 19 0 Replies

Pardon my ignorance...I have lately been trying to sing while playing. I have a fairly deep voice. I was always told it would be good for radio.Does it make sense that it is easier for me to sing…Continue

How long do you take to learn a song you haven't heard before?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Jul 21. 7 Replies

I have begun trying to rely less on familiarity and memory and trying to play songs I don't remember hearing by only reading the sheet music. It's mostly shorter less popular tunes in the tutors.I…Continue

29" scale length gourdie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Jul 10. 9 Replies

is 29" scale length totally insane? I myself suffer of the ol trex arms and dont think I could muster it but I am curious if humans with regular arms are into that sort of thing or it would just be…Continue

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Billy in the Lowground, Early Banjo & Percussion

"I long for another individual to play anything along with. I would even love for someone else to take the banjo and let me beat the tambo or jawbone for some time. It is kinda sad."
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Brigg's Breakdown

"Nice man! I agree with your sentiment, jawbone is oodles of fun to play and I will break a sweat sometimes jamming on mine but alas I've only two arm for which to play haha"
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Chris Prieto replied to Jim Jacquet's discussion Actual Minstrel Banjos for sale?
"Per his FB account last Wednesday he posted he's got a clean a bill of health and that he should be getting the banjos rollin out soon."
Nov 10
Chris Prieto replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Joe Ayers Tumblr page
"Nice! I check often haha currently the proud owner of all the products offered :)"
Nov 10
Mark Weems replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Joe Ayers Tumblr page
"I'm currently working with Joe to re-release his recordings. His Old Dan Tucker CD was released a few years ago. I'm about to start on the others. You are referring to the Rice Cd. He may have a few copies of that left."
Nov 10
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Joe Ayers Tumblr page

I recall when I first got into this music that Joe Ayers had a tumblr page with a bunch of tunes on it. Its like him and his family or something singing a bunch of really good tunes. Old grey goose, picayune butler and a few other choice cuts.Being a web geek I found a way to download those files directly and have been listening to them for a few years now. I am wondering if this music is available or if anybody plans to release it any time soon?See More
Nov 10
Chris Prieto replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Citizen Scientist
"uuugh now I want a fretted banjo haha"
Nov 7
Cedric Watson and Chris Prieto are now friends
Nov 7
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Calimbe

"Thanks Tom and Mark for shekere info. A lil vitamin YouTube and I am fairly sure I can make my own haha. I'm partial to the Yoruba style as I really am big fan of the Yoruba sound. They use fairly big gourds and use a lot of talking drums in…"
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Kiki's Favorite

"I think that one also goes by Bryant's jig in another book :)"
Nov 3
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Kiki's Favorite

"dang ol rice book haha"
Nov 2

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Google
How long have you played banjo?
Since early 2014
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Sweeney, Prust boucher, recording king dirty open back

Hello There!

My name is Chris. I am a web developer from San Diego, CA. I play clawhammer and stroke style. I enjoy eating, drinking beer and riding my bike when not playing the banjo. I also dabble in concertina/accordion toonies.

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At 8:32pm on March 23, 2017, Timothy Twiss said…

You are totally killin' it lately. All your tunes are not getting up here, but members should visit your page. You are totally hitting a stride.

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