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  1. Re: The Banjo: America's African Instrument, by Laurent Dubois

    I took this book on vacation back in May but only got little bit read. Summer got pretty hectic after that, but I picked it back up the other day and at least finshed the last few pages of chapter...
  2. Thread: New to BC

    by Mike Baker
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    Re: New to BC

    Hi Tony, welcome to the Cafe. Sorry it took six days to get a reply to your first post! I recognize your username from the mandolin cafe. Although you claim that you never got 'much beyond average',...
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    Re: Post a picture of your Banjo Cafe ball cap

    428Arrived just in time for the trip. I might even wear it at Fenway on Saturday afternoon.
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    Re: Never played before

    Hi Rob!
    I love my Goodtime. It is no frills but really well built. Though I have not played the Americana, that larger rim is something you won't find in other (new) banjos in that price range...
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    Re: Got 9 minutes?

    I'll be on the YouTube this afternoon soaking more of this up. Here is another taste.


    https://youtu.be/lIbFkOhOTHg
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    Re: Home Sweet Home on a Gibson RB-250

    Very nice stuff. Love the mix of picking and frailing.
  7. Re: Your favorite OT/trad tunes for Sawmill tuning?

    Tobin, thanks for starting this thread. I have been playing banjo on and off for a few years, but I have avoided alternate tunings. For a while I gravitated towards Scruggs style, so that did not...
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    Re: 5th string capo

    I'd never seen one of those Reagan capos before I came back to this thread to post this:

    http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Musician/Banjo/PenCapCapo/pencapcapo.html

    I typically only ever capo up...
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    Re: YouTube instructional videos

    Here is another great video for beginners that addresses this question:


    https://youtu.be/31nEdAw9LGM
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    Re: YouTube instructional videos

    Here are the final two videos in the series:


    https://youtu.be/XzrdZ48Et9U


    https://youtu.be/Ul4AzEcDwWk
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    YouTube instructional videos

    I thought I would start a thread for the best of banjo instructional videos on YouTube. There are hundreds of videos out there and it can be overwhelming for beginners, but maybe the collective...
  12. Thread: Welcome!

    by Mike Baker
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    Re: Welcome!

    Hello, I'm new to this site...
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