Minstrel Banjo

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"Well, stroke style is completely different than thumb lead... it's like comparing ap…"

John Cohen replied Apr 18, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Converse wrote about an African American busker who up-picked, so there's at least t…"

John Cohen replied Apr 16, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Exactly, the 1850's date given supports what you've been hypothesizing.  It even sug…"

John Cohen replied Apr 13, 2015 to Shedding light on the beginnings of fingerstyle banjo and other topics

91 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by Tim Twiss

"Wow, thank you for the advice!  I've been wanting to do some busking in the Quarter…"

John Cohen replied Apr 6, 2015 to Busking and Play-for-Pay - Our Experience; What about yours?

5 Apr 7, 2015
Reply by Charles Edward Lee

"Dan'l, you might be the first person to ever refer to minstrelsy as "high artistry".…"

John Cohen replied Apr 4, 2015 to Finger Style ( Guitar Style ) and Hybrid Playing

85 Apr 5, 2015
Reply by Dan'l

"To quote you in your previous post: "The result is still better on a fretted.  Certa…"

John Cohen replied Apr 3, 2015 to Finger Style ( Guitar Style ) and Hybrid Playing

85 Apr 5, 2015
Reply by Dan'l

"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5nyGeUPOUg It is entirely possible to achieve a des…"

John Cohen replied Apr 3, 2015 to Finger Style ( Guitar Style ) and Hybrid Playing

85 Apr 5, 2015
Reply by Dan'l

"I don't mean to beat a dead horse here, but by 1868 there were fretless banjos that…"

John Cohen replied Apr 3, 2015 to Finger Style ( Guitar Style ) and Hybrid Playing

85 Apr 5, 2015
Reply by Dan'l

"Fantastic stuff Joel.  I was writing tidbits about generations 2-4, but mainly about…"

John Cohen replied Apr 3, 2015 to Finger Style ( Guitar Style ) and Hybrid Playing

85 Apr 5, 2015
Reply by Dan'l

"Regarding the "start date" of the Classic Banjo era, I've seen a number of different…"

John Cohen replied Apr 3, 2015 to Finger Style ( Guitar Style ) and Hybrid Playing

85 Apr 5, 2015
Reply by Dan'l

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