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Dane M. Donato
  • Greenfield, MA
  • United States
  • 2 years
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Five string Gourd Banjo

Started Jul 2, 2014 0 Replies

Hi, everyone. Here is a gourd banjo I recently completed as an offering from my new company, Stogie Strings (gourd banjos, cigar box guitars, diddley bows).This one is now with its new owner, Dr.…Continue

Rank beginner to Minstrel style playing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Adams Jul 7, 2014. 34 Replies

Hi, all. I'm brand new to this site, so if this is not the appropriate way to communicate to members, please forgive me. I played a little modern bluegrass banjo many years ago, and recently have…Continue

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
How long have you played banjo?
2 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Hand-made gourd banjos with Nylgut strings

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At 11:59am on June 26, 2014, Leonidas (Lee) Jones said…
Welcome! Good to have another New Englander on board!
At 8:16pm on June 26, 2014, Dane M. Donato said…

Thanks so much. I expect this will be a great, fun learning experience. My gourd banjo is leaning against my desk and is exited too. :)

At 4:23pm on July 5, 2014, Strumelia said…

So Dane, have you attempted any tune in stroke style yet?   My first tune was Juba- I found it very useful to help train my fingers into the new patterns I wasn't used to yet.

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