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"This might just be a quirk in my personal preferences but I wonder if it would also…"

Al Smitley replied Mar 15, 2012 to AEBG idea

16 Mar 15, 2012
Reply by Carl Anderton

"Soon after playing at Conner Prairie one Fourth of July, I wrote a tune called "The…"

Al Smitley replied Mar 9, 2012 to Fifth Antietam Early American Banjo Conference (EABG)

6 Mar 9, 2012
Reply by Ian Bell

"I'm familiar with Kalimbas but had never seen one of these.  I thought it was intere…"

Al Smitley replied Mar 1, 2012 to Marimbula Bass

2 Mar 1, 2012
Reply by Al Smitley

"They've been on a while but some are older than others.  I got the banjo with gut s…"

Al Smitley replied Feb 27, 2012 to Build a better banjo string

23 Feb 29, 2012
Reply by Brian Glass

"For the record, Terry, my banjo is strung with Nylgut."

Al Smitley replied Feb 27, 2012 to Build a better banjo string

23 Feb 29, 2012
Reply by Brian Glass

"I took some photos...... I thought... until I realized that I left my memory card in…"

Al Smitley replied Feb 25, 2012 to Michigan Banjo Gathering - next week

7 Feb 25, 2012
Reply by Al Smitley

"I guess that's what is a bit confusing to me.  Slip jigs appear in American tune boo…"

Al Smitley replied Dec 28, 2011 to 9/8 - Slip Jigs

8 Dec 28, 2011
Reply by Ian Bell

"Yes, I recall hearing that story, though sometimes I'm not sure if I also heard that…"

Al Smitley replied Dec 27, 2011 to 9/8 - Slip Jigs

8 Dec 28, 2011
Reply by Ian Bell

"Ian, I tried SRDC and found that it worked best (for me) in G.  At first it seemed n…"

Al Smitley replied Dec 26, 2011 to 9/8 - Slip Jigs

8 Dec 28, 2011
Reply by Ian Bell

"I have been interested in knowing to what degree banjos were prevalent in Michigan i…"

Al Smitley replied Dec 18, 2011 to Michigan Civil War Banjo's

26 Jan 26, 2012
Reply by Dan'l

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