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

Rumseys Jig sheet music for fiddle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Smitley Mar 7. 1 Reply

I was wondering if there's a sheet for this somewhere? I only have converse version for banjo which I believe won't work for a violinContinue

Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Jan 12. 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

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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"
Oct 15, 2017
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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, 2017
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Oct 15, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Strumelia replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Gut 4th string
"Thanks for the update and the cautionary moral.   :)"
Oct 9, 2017
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, 2017
Chris Prieto commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Minstrel Banjo in E/A Tuning

"Gotta get the snap!"
Oct 9, 2017

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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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