Minstrel Banjo

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"Pete Ross is and Jeff Menzies are good recommendations.  I think Terry Bell makes on…"

John Masciale replied May 19, 2016 to 4 string gourd banjo?

7 May 19, 2016
Reply by Scott Danneker

"I'm making everything by hand on this one including the pegs. Maple neck, black waln…"

John Masciale replied Apr 21, 2016 to 4 stringer appreciations

14 Apr 21, 2016
Reply by Mark Weems

"I'm building a 4 string gourd banjo right now (I built a 5 string one in the past).…"

John Masciale replied Apr 21, 2016 to 4 stringer appreciations

14 Apr 21, 2016
Reply by Mark Weems

"It comes down to sympathetic vibration.  Every time you hit a string it imparts vibr…"

John Masciale replied Apr 20, 2016 to 4 stringer appreciations

14 Apr 21, 2016
Reply by Mark Weems

"I don't think you can hold a conference and have everyone enthused about every talk.…"

John Masciale replied Apr 11, 2016 to Pry House Event

12 Apr 12, 2016
Reply by D. Wooldridge

"I'm reading it right now.  There are some interesting perspectives, and well worth t…"

John Masciale replied Mar 31, 2016 to The Banjo: America's African Instrument

1 Mar 31, 2016
Reply by John Masciale

"Joel, Bb makes a lot of sense, not just in dealing with brass instruments. Look at t…"

John Masciale replied Mar 25, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"I agree with your observation about the 5th string. Do you think that makes the banj…"

John Masciale replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"I do agree, a lot of the tunes in these collections are not conducive to playing on…"

John Masciale replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"You suggested we look at the keys in collections of music, so I'm trying to do that.…"

John Masciale replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

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