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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 Strumelia Oct 9. 17 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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Tom Briggs' Jig Buckley 1860

"Man that second half is nutty, the switching positions to hit same notes is a fun switcharoo"
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Musieu Bainjo Mister Banjo

"Really brought that tiny piece of music to life!"
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Chris Prieto replied to Strumelia's discussion Site images, CSS
"I noticed when I uploaded some photos today that they didn't appear but it does seem an image directory is missing or something. Maybe permissions on the directory are funky."
Oct 15
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Oct 15
Chris Prieto replied to John Vincent's discussion easing into Minstrel banjo
"My first minstrel banjo was a prust tackhead and it served me very well. It was cheap and sounded fairly good especially since I had been practicing on a wire rig for some time. It was the correct size and scale so it could handle D and E tuning…"
Oct 14
Chris Prieto replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion New Site
"Liking the changes nice n straight forward. Also I cannot emphasize how useful the early banjo complete recordings have been. I keep the collection on all my devices so it is accessible anytime I need to reference it. Any of the new folks thinking…"
Oct 14
Strumelia replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Gut 4th string
"Thanks for the update and the cautionary moral.   :)"
Oct 9
Chris Prieto replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Gut 4th string
"So I gave in some time last week and replaced the 4th gut string with a wound one. I kept recalling your mention of no power and realized I dont even play the banjo because that 4th string is terrible After a few days I got over the subtle…"
Oct 9

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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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