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

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

Gut 4th string

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Aug 11. 15 Replies

I thought it was a good idea but it is a pita. Impossible to tune since it's so fat even the slightest twist of the peg send it's sharp or flat and the notes are almost half a step behind all the…Continue

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Jim Along Josie

"These videos are great. I can't get enough of multiple banjos playing at one time. Very good all of you :) Super bummed I couldn't make it."
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Kentucky Jubba

"Love the sound of multiple minstrel banjos :)"
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Chris Prieto replied to IAN SALTER's discussion BRIGG'S LEFT THUMB.
"I do hope to see some video too. I spent a nice chunk of the evening attempting to do this and aside from the breaking of the habit to use any other finger the thumb does work decently in some occasions even in my case of short stubs for fingers."
Sep 9
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paisley banjo sack

"Very cool! I might have to make one of these :)"
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Spanish Waltz

"That's good stuff! I'm finally really digging into the green book and look forward to get into these later ones. I can't even fathom ever doing that sort of finger work."
Aug 31
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Bobey Nickle's Jig

"It is a great tune! I been trying to nail this one down since Paul posted a video who knows how long ago."
Aug 31

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
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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