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

Halp! What is a trill?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Berghan Oct 18. 4 Replies

I can read the description on Wikipedia and hear them played on my Twiss USB drive but I can't wrap my noodle around it. Currently trying to play Frank Converse's Jig and it's tripping me up.Continue

Briggs death bed photo

Started Sep 19 0 Replies

I am having a hard time remembering if there is actually a photo of Briggs in the death bed with Eph next to him or if I made that up entirely. Halp.Continue

Fun fact...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Menice Jun 22. 1 Reply

So it's been a few years and my wife very much impervious to the charms of this 19th century music. She will on occassion maybe hum boatman dance or something a few hours after having heard it in the…Continue

Violin tuning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Jun 21. 34 Replies

I have picked up a cheapie violin and was curious how the fiddle players here generally tune the violin. I'm overwhelmed by the amount of info I am finding.For the time being I am following Howes…Continue

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"That is indeed a big Tambo haha which reminds me I need new jingles for my bell tambo"
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Tom Berghan replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Halp! What is a trill?
"Hi Chris, This is not a banjo - it’s a lute with gut strings (like a banjo), but I am providing it to because it has a hundred trills. Hope you enjoy it. It should clear up your question about…"
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The Camptown Hornpipe

"Thanks. It is one I built. I need to cut a sound hole. It's a fun lil banjo tho."
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The Camptown Hornpipe

"That was great!  Is that one of your banjos Chris?  Looks and sound great!"
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The Camptown Hornpipe

"Source tune for "Congo Prince Jig""
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The Camptown Hornpipe

From Mark Weeks Sweeney book on 2.5 string banza
Oct 16

Profile Information

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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