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

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

The Banjoist's Budget

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Jun 7. 6 Replies

I knew this existed but for some reason assumed it was some hard to find sheet music or was difficult to play or something but a Google search yielded some tabs w/ dots by Rob MacKillop and I must…Continue

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Chris Prieto liked Ryan Carlson's discussion Minstrel banjo project
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Chris Prieto replied to Steve Stroot's discussion Fretting over fretless
"You'll be fine. If you've been playing on a fretted rig for a while you already know where everything is. I did the same and with some tabs and youtube vids I was on my way. I do believe there were fretted minstrel banjos at some point but…"
Saturday
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Briggs death bed photo

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.See More
Sep 19
Chris Prieto replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Converse Thumb Lead
"The yellow book is tabbed in book form by weidlich too, I got a used one on Amazon for cheap"
Sep 18
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Jailhouse Frolic

"Been practicing. It's kinda funny cuz some of your vids of bobey, sugar in the gourd, old lame horse really got me digging into that book in the first place haha"
Sep 12
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Latest Gourd Banjos

26" scale Birdseye Maple with zebrawood and bocote26" scale oak with purple heart and bocote
Sep 8
Chris Prieto commented on D. Wooldridge's event Joel Sweeney Convergence
"Have fun! I wasn't able to figure it out financially this time around but I will make sure to purchase plane tickets and hotels stuffs extra early next year!"
Sep 8
Walter Bailey commented on Chris Prieto's video
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Hard Times - Briggs Banjo Instructor

"Sounds great! Any chance you have modern tab to share of this version as you played it?"
Sep 3
Chris Prieto commented on Mark Weems's video
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Playford's "Jamaica" on a four-string Gourd Banjo

"This one is really good. So old and reminds of Jordan is a hard road to travel"
Aug 10
Chris Prieto might attend D. Wooldridge's event
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Joel Sweeney Convergence at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

September 7, 2018 to September 9, 2018
An opportunity to play early banjo music at historic Appomattox Court House where " the banjo passed from black hands to white hands."See More
Aug 4
Chris Prieto commented on Mark Weems's video
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Old Dan Tucker

"Wooooooh! Puttin the stank on dat dar tooney!"
Aug 1

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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