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"Key of F (concert pitch)? I've been playing in G, but I'm up for the challenge, espe…"

John Masciale replied Nov 29, 2008 to Creating a banjo arrangement

33 Jan 2, 2009
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Attached are basic chords, melody and lyrics. You can find a copy of this at http:/…"

John Masciale replied Nov 28, 2008 to Creating a banjo arrangement

33 Jan 2, 2009
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Earliest version of Raging Canal that I saw was 1844. Anybody seen anything earlier?"

John Masciale replied Nov 28, 2008 to Creating a banjo arrangement

33 Jan 2, 2009
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Great suggestion on Raging Canal. I've picked up on it and am playing it, but I was…"

John Masciale replied Nov 28, 2008 to Creating a banjo arrangement

33 Jan 2, 2009
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Alexander Hunter relays a hilarious story about a banjo player with a banjo in camp…"

John Masciale replied Nov 25, 2008 to Confederates w/ Banjos

2 Nov 26, 2008
Reply by Zeke D

"I use a standard press board case for my Boucher (Sam Ash - ~$40). I've never really…"

John Masciale replied Nov 25, 2008 to Just In Case

21 Jun 17, 2012
Reply by Strumelia

"I'm one of those people who hate having to retune strings on my banjo if I don't hav…"

John Masciale replied Nov 21, 2008 to early black banjo piece

17 Sep 23, 2009
Reply by Jim Mize

"I wish I could get away for that kind of time. It sounds like you had a great trip.…"

John Masciale replied Nov 15, 2008 to Northern Michigan Trip

4 Nov 15, 2008
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Here is one we found useful today. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/civilwar/…"

John Masciale replied Nov 15, 2008 to Sheet Music sites

3 Nov 15, 2008
Reply by John Masciale

"So then my question is, if this is a modern tuning, were the strings gut or metal? I…"

John Masciale replied Nov 14, 2008 to Role of chords in early banjo music

10 Nov 16, 2008
Reply by Jim Dalton

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