Minstrel Banjo

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" Here is the page... http://collection.yale.edu/instruments/percussion/ "

Joel Hooks replied Apr 3, 2018 to Original Bones?

6 Apr 3, 2018
Reply by Strumelia

"I've got a neck he made for a rim I had (the rim was from a Flesher kit banjo, I lov…"

Joel Hooks replied Feb 8, 2018 to Terry Bell

8 Feb 14, 2018
Reply by david caron

"Here is some recordings of a concert from 1990.  Clarke's "Under The Double Eagle" p…"

Joel Hooks replied Jan 30, 2018 to Another Concert featuring Clarke Buehling with the Skirtlifters

5 Jan 30, 2018
Reply by Wes Merchant

"Nope, not the third string-- a "false string" is one that is uneven in thickness and…"

Joel Hooks replied Oct 29, 2017 to Citizen Scientist

22 Nov 8, 2017
Reply by Andy Chase

"There were over 100 "banjo tutors" published in the US before 1930 including the "mi…"

Joel Hooks replied Oct 29, 2017 to Citizen Scientist

22 Nov 8, 2017
Reply by Andy Chase

""Guitar Style" is the same as "Classic Banjo." GS was to differentiate it from strok…"

Joel Hooks replied Oct 29, 2017 to Citizen Scientist

22 Nov 8, 2017
Reply by Andy Chase

"Yes. "

Joel Hooks replied Aug 20, 2017 to Converse Banjo Bridges Now Available.

3 Aug 21, 2017
Reply by Tom Berghan

"HI Chris, FWIW historically, the earliest documented information on the five string…"

Joel Hooks replied Aug 11, 2017 to Gut 4th string

17 Oct 9, 2017
Reply by Strumelia

"Very true John.  As the years of banjo went on and subsequent generations took it up…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 21, 2017 to How long do you take to learn a song you haven't heard before?

7 Jul 21, 2017
Reply by Joel Hooks

"My sight reading has gotten very good, mostly because I worked at it.  If it is mono…"

Joel Hooks replied Jul 21, 2017 to How long do you take to learn a song you haven't heard before?

7 Jul 21, 2017
Reply by Joel Hooks

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