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Chris Prieto
  • San Diego, CA
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  • Since early 2014
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Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto on Sunday. 3 Replies

I've recently began going thru Briggs book again and noticed. I don't think I've seen anyone do that in any of the tutors. I do recall reading or hearing in a video that Frank Converse wrote the…Continue

Halp! What is a trill?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Berghan Oct 18, 2018. 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, 2018 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, 2018. 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

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Chris Prieto commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Bandurand Polka

"This series of vids turned out really great. You make them tunes seem much easier to play than they are and I enjoyed the guitar players thumb strumming too."
Monday
Chris Prieto replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself
"Dang never knew he died before it's publication"
Sunday
Trapdoor2 replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself
"Briggs was dead (d. 1854) and the book is somewhat of a "tribute"."
Saturday
OK-4 replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself
""Brigg's Favorite Jig" is what W. K. Batchelder called the tune usually known as "The Power of Music" when he published a version of it in 1855. I guess publishers thought the name sold."
Jan 5
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Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

I've recently began going thru Briggs book again and noticed. I don't think I've seen anyone do that in any of the tutors. I do recall reading or hearing in a video that Frank Converse wrote the Briggs book or helped or something. This might kinda hint at that or Mr. Briggs *really* wanted us to know they were his.See More
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Cataract Jig.

"Yeeeeee!"
Dec 2, 2018
Chris Prieto commented on Paul Draper's video
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Takes The Cake Walk Around.

"Nicely played. It's an interesting tune!"
Dec 2, 2018
Paul Painter left a comment for Chris Prieto
"Thanks Chris...it looks good! Regards Paul"
Nov 28, 2018
Chris Prieto replied to Paul Painter's discussion Writen music or tab
"Tim Twiss has a few books for sales as well as a bunch of useful freebies (http://www.timtwiss.com) Mark Weems has the Sweeney book for sale on his site (http://www.earlybanjotraditions.com/books/) I think John who runs this site also may have a…"
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Chris Prieto replied to Mark Weems's discussion Dave Kirchner's Original Giant Early Tambourine (20 inches)
"That is indeed a big Tambo haha which reminds me I need new jingles for my bell tambo"
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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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Comment Wall (2 comments)

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.

At 12:17pm on November 28, 2018, Paul Painter said…

Thanks Chris...it looks good! Regards Paul

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