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"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

"I haven't looked at Picayune Butler to comment but I have noticed that we can't auto…"

Al Smitley replied Dec 18, 2011 to Picayune Butler misprint?

5 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by Tim Twiss

"I went on the Lester Levy site (which has been down lately) to search the pub date o…"

Al Smitley replied Dec 15, 2011 to Clare De Kitchen

32 Dec 17, 2011
Reply by Ed Womack

"Hmmm.  ABM.  A monogram of something with which I should be very familiar, but am no…"

Al Smitley replied Dec 6, 2011 to Chord Charts for Briggs Tuning?

7 Dec 6, 2011
Reply by Rob Morrison

"I photocopied the chord page from Pete Seeger's "How to Play the Five-String Banjo"…"

Al Smitley replied Dec 5, 2011 to Chord Charts for Briggs Tuning?

7 Dec 6, 2011
Reply by Rob Morrison

"I think it was that book that I took out of the library over 30 years ago.  I was se…"

Al Smitley replied Dec 1, 2011 to Jump Jim Crow/Jim Crow

31 Dec 2, 2011
Reply by Dan Gibson

"I'd be interested in knowing what key is used by those who play 'Jump Jim Crow'....a…"

Al Smitley replied Nov 28, 2011 to Jump Jim Crow/Jim Crow

31 Dec 2, 2011
Reply by Dan Gibson

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