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"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

"Jim, That was a scholarly answer. So did chords creep in with frets? It would kind…"

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

10 Nov 16, 2008
Reply by Jim Dalton

"Rob, What a delightful set of clippings. It is interesting to read the response of…"

John Masciale replied Nov 14, 2008 to The Banjo In 19thC Edinburgh - Sweeny, Briggs and Christy's Minstrels

4 Nov 16, 2008
Reply by Trapdoor2

"Brian, My advice is to keep it simple. If you are playing an arpeggio that is built…"

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

10 Nov 16, 2008
Reply by Jim Dalton

"Tim, I'm going to sing this, or maybe sing it in a group. It helps that Elaine play…"

John Masciale replied Nov 14, 2008 to Cottage by the Sea

3 Nov 14, 2008
Reply by John Masciale

"I get it. After playing it through a few times it becomes very easy doesn't it?"

John Masciale replied Nov 13, 2008 to Fingerings

9 Sep 9, 2013
Reply by Strumelia

"I struggle with fingering all the time (my left hand). I completely agree with you,…"

John Masciale replied Nov 13, 2008 to Fingerings

9 Sep 9, 2013
Reply by Strumelia

"Jim, I appreciated your posting the piece. I am very interested in helping people t…"

John Masciale replied Nov 9, 2008 to early black banjo piece

17 Sep 23, 2009
Reply by Jim Mize

"Unfortunately that link did not work. If you can think of another way of getting me…"

John Masciale replied Nov 7, 2008 to Second time around

10 Nov 8, 2008
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