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

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

How long do you take to learn a song you haven't heard before?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Jul 21, 2017. 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

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"A Free State by Tom Piazza. Historical Fiction but I enjoyed it"
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Strumelia replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Young Collins and Morris Dance Tunes
"Chris, what I meant was that despite whatever old origins Morris dancing has, I see it not as a leftover remnant or artifact but as a lively thriving folk tradition even today.   :)  It's certainly infectious and full of life! I…"
Dec 17, 2017
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Young Collins

A Morris Dance tune I learned about from a banjo/melodion player I follow on Instagram :)
Dec 17, 2017
Chris Prieto replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Young Collins and Morris Dance Tunes
"I actually did some googling and did find some research papers indicating that it may very well have been pagan ritual based in it origins. Looking forward to my new whistle. I can play a few foster tunes but looking forward to playing other stuff."
Dec 17, 2017
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Dec 16, 2017
Strumelia replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Young Collins and Morris Dance Tunes
"Chris, you'd be a natural for Morris dancing.  Definitely go!  I never smile and laugh so much as when I'm contra dancing or English country dancing.  This afternoon I'm driving over to Massachusetts for a double…"
Dec 16, 2017
Chris Prieto replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Young Collins and Morris Dance Tunes
"Yes! That's the one. Thanks :) It's very weird old stuff. The Morris dances strike me as almost leftover pagan ritual kept alive via folk tradition. So many varieties of music and costume. I watched a ton of vids last night and actually…"
Dec 16, 2017
Strumelia replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Young Collins and Morris Dance Tunes
"Hi Chris, You may be thinking of this video I posted: Bob Ridley O I've been working on playing the penny whistle for about a year now.  I'm still pretty lame on it, but I keep working at it because it's fun.  On the whistle…"
Dec 16, 2017
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Young Collins and Morris Dance Tunes

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 only has one sharp like many briggs tunes so I am attempting to learn it anyways but was curious if anybody knew anything about that.I also feel like a some point some one posted a vid of some morris dances but I had no idea what I was looking at at the time and I can't seem to find it on here now.See More
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Spring Jig

"It's quite the catchy tune!"
Dec 4, 2017

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
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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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