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Timothy Twiss
  • Highland, MI
  • United States
  • 10 years
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Timothy Twiss's Discussions

Early Banjo Resource

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Feb 5. 2 Replies

Hey Everyone....Tim Twiss here. I did some work on my banjo site, and you might want to check it out. I have all the PDF files for Early Banjo  ready to be downloaded, about 10 good instructional…Continue

Japanese Grand March

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Nov 7, 2021. 1 Reply

Japanese%20Grand%20March%20-%20Full%20Score.pdfThat one is transcribed "as…Continue

What are you working on?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr Aug 14, 2021. 3 Replies

There has not been a group discussion for quite some time. How about sharing a bit of your journey? Tell us what you are working on or curious about. A project? A goal? Your new instrument?Continue

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Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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2 song demo from new Early Banjo Book.

"Play it in any key. Just grab the correctly pitched banjo"
1 hour ago
Al Smitley commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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2 song demo from new Early Banjo Book.

"So, I think I've heard you play this using several tunings.  I like this tune but not sure what key I should learn it.  Seems to have been written in 'F'."
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2 song demo from new Early Banjo Book.

Here are two exerpts from the 2022 release "Early 5-String Banjo Solos.Titania's Favorite Polka, and De Old Jaw Bone. With guitar accompaniment
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Timothy Twiss commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Castles In The Air

"No....tune the banjo accordingly"
May 15
Al Smitley commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Castles In The Air

"Using a capo?"
May 15
Trapdoor2 replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Go it...old email addy. We resolved it offline."
May 14
Trapdoor2 replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Nothing in my inbox..."
May 14
Timothy Twiss replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Sent it to ya..."
May 14
Trapdoor2 replied to Timothy Twiss's discussion NEW BOOK
"Got my copy yesterday. Looks really good. Oh, yeah. I'll take the accompaniment sheets. I'll play some of these in our monthly jam, so chord progressions/charts are always welcome. Bunch of guitarists...they never know what chord comes…"
May 14
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Castles In The Air

"It can be anything"
May 13
Al Smitley commented on Timothy Twiss's video
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Castles In The Air

"When I saw that you were doing it on your fretted banjo, I expected A/E but wasn't expecting C."
May 13
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"That one was....you can tune the banjo any way you wish. I've played them all in D/G   E/A    and G/C."
May 13
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"Now it's in "C"?"
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"I first heard this by Rodney Miller's album "Castles In The Air".  It was quite different but I'll learn this version."
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10 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Boucher

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Buckley 1868 TAB

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 4:00pm 7 Comments

I have only 3 of these left. I will not reprint them before they go to Mel Bay this Fall. 

Go to  www.timtwiss.com to order. 

Comment Wall (17 comments)

At 10:07pm on December 11, 2015, Donovan Murphy said…

What happened to the old profile?

At 10:18pm on December 11, 2015, Timothy Twiss said…

Switched it up

At 7:15am on January 14, 2016, Al Smitley said…

That's what happens when I smile!

At 7:58am on January 14, 2016, Timothy Twiss said…

Ha ha...yea. Now I get it.       

Lurch.

At 9:11am on January 14, 2016, Al Smitley said…
At 9:48am on January 14, 2016, Timothy Twiss said…

YES...that's it

At 9:30am on March 7, 2017, Strumelia said…

Hey Tim, nice new avatar.  I recognize Al there, but who are the other two fellows?

At 10:38am on March 7, 2017, Timothy Twiss said…

Dan Bilich and Gordy Sharpe.....tuba and drums

At 4:13pm on March 7, 2017, Al Smitley said…

It's funny how this photographic method seems to make us look like we were playing music during our break at the flour mill!

At 11:29pm on March 7, 2017, Timothy Twiss said…

Ha ha Al.....you look gray.

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