Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Joel Hooks
  • Male
  • Hollis, NH
  • United States
  • A few years
Share on Facebook Share

Joel Hooks's Friends

  • Tom Berghan
  • Richard Katz
  • Barbara Mullin
  • Galen Wilkes
  • Teresa M Black-Bradway
  • Leonidas (Lee) Jones
  • John Cohen
  • Jonathan Cook
  • Valerie Díaz Leroy
  • Scott Danneker
  • David Spalding Sharp
  • CW Bayer
  • Matthew Mickletz
  • Paul Ely Smith
  • Paul Draper

Joel Hooks's Discussions

New Hooks' Electric Banjo Thimbles.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugh Strawn Dec 10, 2015. 2 Replies

E. M. Hall's New Banjo Method

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Jul 27, 2015. 9 Replies

Guitar For Sale @ Banjo Gathering

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Cohen May 30, 2015. 6 Replies

Gifts Received

Gift

Joel Hooks has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Joel Hooks's Page

Latest Activity

Joel Hooks replied to Rick Cicciarelli's discussion Tuning for Anthony Street Reel
"Yes, but they are played at frets with the different systems. In C notation the fourth string is middle C. in A notation the fourth string is A."
Jan 4
Joel Hooks replied to Rick Cicciarelli's discussion Tuning for Anthony Street Reel
"This book by George Lansing teaches how to read in the different "systems" of notation. http://contentdm6.hamilton.edu/cdm/ref/collection/spe-ban/id/1897 The body of banjo notation that was published prior to 1908 in the US is pretty much…"
Jan 4
Joel Hooks replied to Rick Cicciarelli's discussion Tuning for Anthony Street Reel
"Scott-- yes.  I started playing from A notation exclusively.  I was not until I was introduced to the American Banjo Fraternity and took a interest into the later era "classic" banjo pieces and ragtime that I started reading in…"
Jan 3
Joel Hooks replied to Tom Berghan's discussion Compensated bridges
"There were a few patents for such things in the mid 1890s and post 1900.  I seem to remember that they were for guitars and mandolins primarily while citing banjos to cover all grounds. One patent that was banjo specific had individual bridges…"
Jan 2
Joel Hooks replied to Rick Cicciarelli's discussion Tuning for Anthony Street Reel
"I am a little unclear about your question.  Playing scales are the basis of playing music.   The two works I linked to are instruction books on how to play the banjo using A notation and they have all the information you need to learn how…"
Dec 31, 2016
Joel Hooks replied to Rick Cicciarelli's discussion Tuning for Anthony Street Reel
"All it would take is 5 minutes when you start each practice session.  Run through the scales of the three "natural" keys of the banjo with the relative minors.  Learn the various banjo specific edits. I'd say, since you…"
Dec 31, 2016
Joel Hooks replied to Rick Cicciarelli's discussion Tuning for Anthony Street Reel
"Hi Rick,  I recommend learning notation-- it is easy!   There should be a "sticky" or something covering this subject as it can be confusing. First, let's strike the word "tuning" from the discussion.  To a…"
Dec 29, 2016
Joel Hooks commented on Paul Draper's photo
Thumbnail

Postcard

"Zither banjos were (are) 5 string banjo with a "tunneled" fifth string.  The peg heads usually have guitar three-on-a-plate tuners, also called "patent heads."  They were strung with wire first, second and fifth, gut…"
Dec 7, 2016

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
I'm on the inside
How long have you played banjo?
A few years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Tubs

Joel Hooks's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Joel Hooks's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 10:30pm on November 30, 2008, Tim Twiss said…
Howdy, and welcome!
At 11:16pm on November 30, 2008, Carl Anderton said…
Joel, glad you showed up. I always like hearin' what you have to say.
At 8:16am on December 1, 2008, John Masciale said…
Welcome to this forum
At 9:17pm on April 18, 2011, Greg Adams said…
:-)
At 9:19pm on July 23, 2012, Strumelia said…

Thanks Joel.  :)

At 4:32pm on March 29, 2013, Valerie Díaz Leroy said…

I just got your thimbles in the mail today. Thank you for such a speedy delivery! Now, to figure out how to play this beast with the five strings. :)

At 8:10am on April 2, 2013, Valerie Díaz Leroy said…

Joel-You sent me two sets of two picks. But, I think you only charged me for one. Could you please double check the sunshinewave order. And, if you've only charged me once can I send them back to the PO Box on the envelope?

At 5:29pm on January 29, 2014, Teresa M Black-Bradway said…

Yes!
Is this Tad the banjo player who entertained Texans in the 1880's, between poker games and gunfights?
I was married last May, thus the additional last name. I retired and now live in Clayton, Ok, in the Kiamichi Mountains of the southeast part of the state.
More time for banjo playing!
I am working on frailing lately, but joined this site to see what I could learn re 1800's music.
Teresa

You need to be a member of Minstrel Banjo to add comments!

Join Minstrel Banjo

 
 
 

© 2017   Created by John Masciale.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service