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My first Banjar.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia Nov 21, 2012. 3 Replies

First sorry for not being around in a while. My Computer in the shop and I can only get on line when I can get to a computer. Two insiterments I always wanted to learn to play was the guitar and the…Continue

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Rhiannon Giddens and Phil are now friends
Feb 24, 2013
Strumelia replied to Phil's discussion My first Banjar.
"So great that you made yourself a banjo, Phil!"
Nov 21, 2012
Phil replied to Phil's discussion My first Banjar.
"I am just learning to play. have starfted with the clawhammer syrle becouse that close to the way I play Guitar. I'll have to check out your homw page."
Nov 21, 2012
Ron replied to Phil's discussion My first Banjar.
"Thanks for posting the information about your Wood top banjo. I recently added a wooden top (1/8") birchto my last banjo . I have it on my homepage its the one called the Sonotube Banjo.  I tune it  d A D F# A .  I play minstrel…"
Nov 20, 2012
Phil posted a discussion

My first Banjar.

First sorry for not being around in a while. My Computer in the shop and I can only get on line when I can get to a computer. Two insiterments I always wanted to learn to play was the guitar and the banjo. Learned the Guitar. Bit could never find a banjo when I had the money or would find one and not have the money. So after building several other musical insterments starting with Cigar boxguitars and a cookie tine banjo. I moved to makeing dulcimers. then I got brave enouh to want to try and…See More
Nov 19, 2012
Phil replied to Strumelia's discussion Cotton Pod Walk Around, but Fly Don't Walk Around No More
"sleep on little time traveler."
Sep 11, 2012
Paul Certo left a comment for Phil
"Hi, Phil. Yeah there is a lot of overlap. Banjo Hangout overlap, too. In both directions.  "
Aug 8, 2012
Phil replied to Matthew Mickletz's discussion Interesting Photo
"I have a feeling that the Banjo was just being used as a prop. was not uncommon thing to have been done. I think they would be shock to find people from all over the world had seen the photo and are decussing them."
Aug 7, 2012
Phil commented on Genford Brewington's video
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Shamisen Playing 2005

"Love the setting you where in. I knew there was something familiar about the two."
Aug 7, 2012
Phil replied to Matthew Mickletz's discussion Interesting Photo
"ok"
Aug 7, 2012
Phil replied to Matthew Mickletz's discussion Interesting Photo
"it is a reversed tintype. I don't know why no one has thought to flip the photo and you can soon tell. here it is flip the way we would see it taken from today's cameras. Photographers usually worked outside at fairs, carnivals etc.…"
Aug 7, 2012
Phil replied to Andy Chase's discussion Junk Shop Frankenbanjo
"why  would they have done that for. looks like it a good neck just needs a pot."
Aug 6, 2012
Phil replied to Andy Chase's discussion Junk Shop Frankenbanjo
"Did they fill the fifth hole in with something?"
Aug 6, 2012
Phil commented on Rhiannon Giddens's video
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yellow gal on the road

"I maybe just starting out but I know what I like and I like this very much. Going to take me a lot of practice to get any where near half as good if I am lucky."
Jul 28, 2012
Jeff Branch left a comment for Phil
"Hey Phil,Thanks for the welcome. I hope you post a few photos of your banjo when it's finished. I'm trying to build and restore a few myself but work keeps getting in the way."
Jul 24, 2012
Phil replied to Genford Brewington's discussion Resources for playing the bones
"here a vido fro Youtube you might like  "How to Play Bones with Dom Flemons" Carolina Chocolate Drops shows us how to play the bones!"
Jul 24, 2012

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
serching Internet
How long have you played banjo?
3 moths
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
mountain banjo

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 7:06pm on July 23, 2012, Strumelia said…

Hey Phil my buddy!    :)

At 11:37am on July 24, 2012, Jeff Branch said…

Hey Phil,Thanks for the welcome. I hope you post a few photos of your banjo when it's finished. I'm trying to build and restore a few myself but work keeps getting in the way.

At 10:03am on August 8, 2012, Paul Certo said…

Hi, Phil. Yeah there is a lot of overlap. Banjo Hangout overlap, too. In both directions.

 

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