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

Winners new primer for the violin

Started Sep 3 0 Replies

I can't remember if I ever had a link to this but my Google's turned up nothing. Can anyone direct me to the right place or send me a PDF of available?I finally found a violin player to play along…Continue

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

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Sally Come Up

"Aside from the 6 fret bass note which could be moved by tuning the bass string up a step it is mostly first position notes. Some cool timing. I posted a slightly slower vid on my YouTube page."
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Sally Come Up

"Great sound Chris!  May have to pass on this tune....believe it would take more than a week to be presentable. Probably a reason not many versions on YouTube...chuckle!!"
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Sally Come Up

Buckley's 1868 early banjo tune of the week
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Chris Prieto replied to Paul Draper's discussion TUNE OF THE WEEK FOR NOV. 11TH
"Okay so after much thinking I'm going with Sally Come Up from Buckley 1868. I've never played it and it doesn't seem to be all over YouTube so I figure we can fix that. I will try and post sooner than I usually do."
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Pea Nut Girl

"v nice!"
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Chris Prieto replied to Paul Draper's discussion TUNE OF THE WEEK FOR NOV. 11TH
"I'm still deciding on a tune, will post this evening :)"
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Pea Nut Girl

"Good stuff chris!  Btw I nominated you for the next TOTW.... looking forward to it!"
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Pea Nut Girl

Super funky stuff from From Buckley's 1868. Early banjo totw
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And so it Begins...

"Lately I oil, shellac then wax on my banjo builds."
Nov 9
Chris Prieto liked Paul Ely Smith's discussion Free tablature/notation of important early African-American banjo music
Nov 5
Chris Prieto replied to Paul Ely Smith's discussion Free tablature/notation of important early African-American banjo music
"Wow those are some long tunes!"
Nov 5

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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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