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

Miss Fanny B and her Chowder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Draper Apr 26. 3 Replies

I'm learning the song 'Oh, Ladies All!' and every time I sing about her inviting him in to take a chowder I picture folks hanging out in a jacuzzi full of chowder.While I have always known the words…Continue

Young Collins and Morris Dance Tunes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Dec 17, 2017. 5 Replies

Have any Morris Dance tunes made their way into minstrel era tunes? They are old and english so I figure it's prime for the pickin. I recently heard Young Collins and found the sheet music and it…Continue

Joe Ayers Tumblr page

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Nov 10, 2017. 2 Replies

I recall when I first got into this music that Joe Ayers had a tumblr page with a bunch of tunes on it. Its like him and his family or something singing a bunch of really good tunes. Old grey goose,…Continue

Prolly a silly question about singing with your banjo

Started Aug 19, 2017 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

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Chris Prieto replied to Brice Alms's discussion Are there Videos or photos of early banjos in the 20 century?
"Not *exactly* what you asked for but check out Joel Hooks Minstrel Hall of Fame photo album. There's a bunch of players, some maybe with prop banjos and other with nicer looking…"
May 8
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Chris Prieto replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion Elegant Plunk
"I had the pleasure of listening to this late last night on high end headphones. What a treat!"
May 1
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Buckley's Copenhagen Reel

From Buckley's new banjo method of 1860, in G/D. First position banger.
Apr 30
Chris Prieto replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Double C
"LOL"
Apr 27
Chris Prieto replied to Rob Mohr's discussion Double C
"You mean like old times double c tuning? I mean generally speaking I believe it is for easier fingering on certain tunes. I actually learned a fair amount double c tunes when I took my clawhammer classes and various books I used all had double c…"
Apr 27
Paul Draper replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Miss Fanny B and her Chowder
"Mid19th century surrealism...  "
Apr 26
Timothy Twiss replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Miss Fanny B and her Chowder
"I woke up with my head sowed to the carpet"
Apr 26
Timothy Twiss replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Miss Fanny B and her Chowder
"I LOVE the lyrics"
Apr 25
Chris Prieto posted a discussion

Miss Fanny B and her Chowder

I'm learning the song 'Oh, Ladies All!' and every time I sing about her inviting him in to take a chowder I picture folks hanging out in a jacuzzi full of chowder.While I have always known the words to the song it wasnt till trying to sing it that the sillyness of the lyrics really sunk in.See More
Apr 25
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Ladies won't you marry?

"Well that was great! :D"
Apr 25
Chris Prieto replied to Mike Bostock's discussion 7-string neck widths
"I've been entertaining making a seven stringer. Inspired bu this big ol monster. I'm curious how they're tuned as well. But imagine it's pretty wide, especially if it's a minstrel banjo."
Apr 24

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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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