Minstrel Banjo

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October 2012 Blog Posts (4)


Hey, I hope all you East Coasters are safe.....

Check in when you can.


Added by Tim Twiss on October 30, 2012 at 8:53am — 3 Comments

Huckleberry Brothers at the Folk Festival of the N.C. State Fair, Friday, Oct 12

A civil-war era string band, The Huckleberry Brothers, will be playing at the Folk Festival of the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh on Friday, October 12. Shows will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. At other times, the Bros will be playing at the Village of Yesteryear at the Holshouser Building.



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Added by Bryant Henderson on October 11, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments

my new sono tube banjo

I just completed a banjo made from a large diameter cardboard tube section.

It cost me very little and sounds good to me. I have it tuned Low to dADF#A

lots of fun to play. I'm posting Pictures if ya want to see.


Added by Ron on October 8, 2012 at 8:28am — 2 Comments

"a perfect 19th century Moderato tempo".

Mark Weems posted this comment of Ian Bells video. As a new player to this music I get confused what is a proper tempo. Some songs sound great and bring that 19th century feel, or what stimulates that feel to me when listening to a piece in a particular Tempo.  Then some, for me, are too slow, then some are too fast. My question to all you seasoned players of this music; What is the typical tempo, or is that something that is up to the musician him or herself to decide. Some sheet music will…


Added by Nicholas A Bechtel on October 4, 2012 at 12:39pm — 16 Comments


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