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Tim Twiss's Blog – January 2012 Archive (4)

Trip to the thumb to see the bell

So, when you extending an invite to us Detroit and otherwise southern mitten men?? This lovely spring weather is ideal. 

Added by Tim Twiss on January 11, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Weclome New Members

Welcome new members to the Ning Minstrel Banjo site. Don't forget to stop by the "Resources" and watch a few videos from the "Lessons" tab. The first 2 give you a nice greeting and introduction from John, our site host, and Greg, a major contributor.

Added by Tim Twiss on January 9, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

Converse Analytical and Stroke / Banjo Style Studies

As I mentioned, I combed back through my playlists on youtube to see what I left out. I found about 5 or 6 from the Converse Analytical (banjo style section) that I forgot. One of them is the about the first one after the introduction of the Combination Exercises. "Rattlesanke Jig". As I look closely at it, it is obviously close to the Buckley Version (1860). It is very specifically fingered, using the Combinations. It seems to be awkward at first, but it transforms itself into something…


Added by Tim Twiss on January 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

giggletoot youtube

As you all might know by now, I have taken down the Banjo Clubhouse for now. Fortunately, most of those resources are widely available now. Tuckahoe is back in biz, so we can support Joe Ayers with the availability of Briggs, Rice, Buckley 1860, and the Green and Yellow Converse. The Buckley 1868, which I obtained form Brown University, will pop up on my revamped site when I get it going. Joel may also have it up on his. I think Joe has plans to add this to Tuckahoe...and I hope he does. It…


Added by Tim Twiss on January 6, 2012 at 9:08am — 1 Comment


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