Minstrel Banjo

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"Twenty years ago I was playing a Summer gig at an outdoor informal event.  My friend…"

Strumelia replied Jul 24, 2018 to How does one keep their instrument in shape during the humid months?!?

17 Jul 26, 2018
Reply by Tom Berghan

"Yes one can definitely tune and play in whatever pitch/key one wants to if playing s…"

Strumelia replied Jul 22, 2018 to Briggs' to A/E notation

20 Aug 4, 2018
Reply by Trapdoor2

"Tim, I'm a little confused.  Can you explain the advantage or purpose of changing th…"

Strumelia replied Jul 22, 2018 to Briggs' to A/E notation

20 Aug 4, 2018
Reply by Trapdoor2

"If you are using real gut strings, they do get 'spongey' and absorb humidity. then N…"

Strumelia replied Jul 20, 2018 to How does one keep their instrument in shape during the humid months?!?

17 Jul 26, 2018
Reply by Tom Berghan

"Hi Rob!  I've enjoyed your writings and playing for years. Lots of good stuff to be…"

Strumelia replied Jul 17, 2018 to Drifter passing through town

7 Jul 29, 2018
Reply by Rob MacKillop

"Wonderful information and truly rare recordings."

Strumelia replied Jul 14, 2018 to I this was interesting

3 Jul 14, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"Hey at least fiddles usually have fine tuners, unlike most minstrel banjers."

Strumelia replied Jun 20, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"That diagram.  So stoopit."

Strumelia replied Jun 19, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"Notice the penciled in hand note under the diagram, saying "Very important to study…"

Strumelia replied Jun 19, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

"I'm guessing Howes is simply listing the standard tuning in reverse order.  He liste…"

Strumelia replied Jun 19, 2018 to Violin tuning

34 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Chris Prieto

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