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"Howe's Musical Companion, part 1: Key     # Tunes Ab          1 Eb           8 Bb   …"

John Masciale replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"Tim, for me Ryan's is significantly post period. I don't dispute that banjos after t…"

John Masciale replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"So, you are a banjo player, and you know everything in A/E, and you are now playing…"

John Masciale replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"By the way, Howe' New Violin Without a Master (1863) has the majority of its tunes i…"

John Masciale replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"There are tunes both in Buckley and in Rice that are in D/G, they may be legacy, i.e…"

John Masciale replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"I don't think I agree.  I would have switched down to D/G because 1. The Briggs book…"

John Masciale replied Mar 24, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"Unfortunately, the resources page has been deleted by an accidental keystroke (I'm n…"

John Masciale replied Mar 23, 2016 to Resource Page

3 Mar 23, 2016
Reply by Timothy Twiss

"Al, I think voice range definitely has something to do with it. I also think that G…"

John Masciale replied Mar 23, 2016 to Pitch and Tuning

117 Apr 9, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"I have put together a number of period tunes from various sources in the keys of D a…"

John Masciale replied Mar 23, 2016 to Violin, where do I begin?

13 Mar 23, 2016
Reply by Wes Merchant

"Definitely take breaks.  Spend time talking to your audience, talk about the music y…"

John Masciale replied Jan 20, 2016 to Performance advice

20 Feb 14, 2016
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