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Chris Prieto
  • San Diego, CA
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  • Since early 2014
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Rumseys Jig sheet music for fiddle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Smitley Mar 7. 1 Reply

I was wondering if there's a sheet for this somewhere? I only have converse version for banjo which I believe won't work for a violinContinue

Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Prieto Jan 12. 3 Replies

I've recently began going thru Briggs book again and noticed. I don't think I've seen anyone do that in any of the tutors. I do recall reading or hearing in a video that Frank Converse wrote the…Continue

Halp! What is a trill?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Berghan Oct 18, 2018. 4 Replies

I can read the description on Wikipedia and hear them played on my Twiss USB drive but I can't wrap my noodle around it. Currently trying to play Frank Converse's Jig and it's tripping me up.Continue

Briggs death bed photo

Started Sep 19, 2018 0 Replies

I am having a hard time remembering if there is actually a photo of Briggs in the death bed with Eph next to him or if I made that up entirely. Halp.Continue

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Jake Bacchus' Reel ? Where Did You Come From

"Haha yeah just like jeeeeeez how was that four years ago... Either way this is one of my favs. "
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Jake Bacchus' Reel ? Where Did You Come From

"Seems like just yesterday to me. Feels like a year or two tops haha "
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Jake Bacchus' Reel ? Where Did You Come From

"I'm more impressed by the fact that this video is someh four years old!!! "
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Al Smitley replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Rumseys Jig sheet music for fiddle
"Not sure what you're looking for.  Please explain and might try to help."
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Rumseys Jig sheet music for fiddle

I was wondering if there's a sheet for this somewhere? I only have converse version for banjo which I believe won't work for a violinSee More
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Bandurand Polka

"This series of vids turned out really great. You make them tunes seem much easier to play than they are and I enjoyed the guitar players thumb strumming too."
Jan 14
Chris Prieto replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself
"Dang never knew he died before it's publication"
Jan 12
Trapdoor2 replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself
"Briggs was dead (d. 1854) and the book is somewhat of a "tribute"."
Jan 12
OK-4 replied to Chris Prieto's discussion Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself
""Brigg's Favorite Jig" is what W. K. Batchelder called the tune usually known as "The Power of Music" when he published a version of it in 1855. I guess publishers thought the name sold."
Jan 5
Chris Prieto posted a discussion

Briggs named quite a few tunes after himself

I've recently began going thru Briggs book again and noticed. I don't think I've seen anyone do that in any of the tutors. I do recall reading or hearing in a video that Frank Converse wrote the Briggs book or helped or something. This might kinda hint at that or Mr. Briggs *really* wanted us to know they were his.See More
Jan 5
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
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How long have you played banjo?
Since early 2014
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Sweeney, Prust boucher, recording king dirty open back

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My name is Chris. I am a web developer from San Diego, CA. I play clawhammer and stroke style. I enjoy eating, drinking beer and riding my bike when not playing the banjo. I also dabble in concertina/accordion toonies.

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At 8:32pm on March 23, 2017, Timothy Twiss said…

You are totally killin' it lately. All your tunes are not getting up here, but members should visit your page. You are totally hitting a stride.

At 12:17pm on November 28, 2018, Paul Painter said…

Thanks Chris...it looks good! Regards Paul

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