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"Yah, I found your pdf of Rice online and was able to confirm his use of a crotchet (…"

Trapdoor2 replied Nov 26 to TOTW 11/25/19

4 Nov 26
Reply by Timothy Twiss

"This is an interesting tune for me. Unfortunately, my banjos are 500mi away. First,…"

Trapdoor2 replied Nov 26 to TOTW 11/25/19

4 Nov 26
Reply by Timothy Twiss

"Hi Joel,  Yes, I'd like to see a copy. There were a few ads in the local papers for…"

Trapdoor2 replied Oct 29 to The early banjo in North Alabama...

4 Oct 29
Reply by Trapdoor2

"No doubt, Tim. I had done some really surface scratching about 10 yrs ago...finding…"

Trapdoor2 replied Oct 29 to The early banjo in North Alabama...

4 Oct 29
Reply by Trapdoor2

"I usually played "Jake Bacchus' Jig" using the open 3rd string. That way the next no…"

Trapdoor2 replied Oct 9 to Tune of the Week

52 Oct 24
Reply by Chris Prieto

"I used to play it...but it has been so long that I would have to re-learn it. BTW, I…"

Trapdoor2 replied Oct 8 to Tune of the Week

52 Oct 24
Reply by Chris Prieto

"Briggs was dead (d. 1854) and the book is somewhat of a "tribute"."

Trapdoor2 replied Jan 12 to Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

3 Jan 12
Reply by Chris Prieto

"It might help you to use an old trick on one or two of the A notation pieces to get…"

Trapdoor2 replied Aug 4, 2018 to Briggs' to A/E notation

20 Aug 4, 2018
Reply by Trapdoor2

"Funnily (at least to me), guitar-style picking has two roots, European and African.…"

Trapdoor2 replied Jun 30, 2018 to Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books

37 Jul 15, 2018
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

"They're talking about 3-finger (and sometimes 4-finger) picking, exactly like Scrugg…"

Trapdoor2 replied Jun 30, 2018 to Reading musical notation for the various Tutor books

37 Jul 15, 2018
Reply by M'lou Brubaker

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