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dustyleeelmer The Hills of Mexico, or Mexican Cowboy. fDGCD tuning. Learned off Willie Watson's record and Art Rosenbaum's Old-Time Mountain Banjo book. #banjo #clawhammerbanjo #frailing #oldtimebanjo #oldtimemusic #williewatson #appalachian #dropthumb #dropthumbsnotbombs 3d

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caposmusic What is your flavor? 11" or 12"? Wood, Dobson, tubaphone ring...Ect? Maple or mahogany neck? Scoop or no scoop? #oldtime #openback #clawhammer #frailing #vega #deering #omebanjos #ome #ode #enoch #pisgahbanjos #ramseybanjos #bishlinebanjos #acoustic #banjo #bluegrass #oldtimemusic #acousticmusic 3d
  •   evangelinetudor 12 inch pot, mahogany, Dobson style ring with a scoop. 3d

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  •   ianpt89 @dustyleeelmer hope to see you in the finals! @tblightning #GoBolts 4d
  •   dustyleeelmer @ianpt89 yes! That'd be a great series. 4d
  •   ianpt89 @dustyleeelmer if we both make the finals, loser has to do a banjo video wearing the other team's shirt/jersey. 4d
  •   dustyleeelmer @ianpt89 hahaha! I'm in if I can find a TB jersey to borrow 4d
  •   ianpt89 I'd do an official challenge in my bolts jersey but I busted my high g machine and the replacement is in the mail. 4d
  •   dustyleeelmer @ianpt89 ahhh that's the worst. Happened to me last year. Had a week or so of plectrum banjo though! 4d
  •   tntomcat Wow, I haven't hear or played this in years, though it was one of my early favorites back when I first began pickin' on the banjar. 3d
  •   dustyleeelmer @tntomcat I hadn't played it in quite some time either! I was sitting around picking it last night and I realized I hadn't done this tune on here (I don't think). Great tune that moves right along! 3d

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dustyleeelmer Bonnie George Campbell, gDGBD. Learned off Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Art Rosenbaum & Al Murphy records. It's a very old Child ballad dating to around the late 1590's. #banjo #clawhammerbanjo #frailing #oldtimebanjo #oldtimemusic #appalachian #scottish #scotsirish #dropthumbsnotbombs 5d

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dustyleeelmer Sandy River Belle. I've done this in several tunings in the past, but I don't know that I've ever done it in this tuning. I probably have, but I'm not going to look. Anyway, this tuning is gDGDE, or "old G", or "gold" tuning. Useful for at least a handful of tunes, none of which come to mind. #banjo #clawhammerbanjo #frailing #oldtimemusic #oldtimebanjo #appalachian #dropthumbsnotbombs 7d
  •   dustyleeelmer @dubbeld91 thanks a lot, man. I appreciate it. 7d
  •   yoyi.doom.xi It's finally growing lol 7d
  •   jeeping_foodie Do you have any 4 strings? I guess the sound would be pretty much the same, minus the drone string. 6d
  •   dustyleeelmer @jeeping_foodie I don't, but this one was briefly a plectrum banjo when my 5th string peg stripped out. The sound is the same but different because 4 string banjos are generally played with a flat pick, so they're a bit more strident sounding. Check out @boxcarbear , he plays the 4 string like nobody's business. 6d
  •   jeeping_foodie I'm a mandolin wannabe player from a ragtime historic town. I need a good plectrum or tenor banjo to get that sound. But I'm a southpaw which makes my quest even more difficult. 6d
  •   dustyleeelmer @jeeping_foodie I know Deering makes Goodtime plectrums and tenors, I'm sure they have left-handed ones. But it wouldn't be anything to switch a right handed 4 string over to a lefty. 6d
  •   jthebass Sooo very cool! 5d
  •   dustyleeelmer @jthebass thanks! 4d

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  •   jacksoncate Dude, there's a rad banjo duo playing at the Bartlett tonight! 1w

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buckbee86 The Coo Coo part A. Gotta keep it low for the neighbors. #banjo #frailing #sawmill #clawhammer #rain #frontporchpickin #beard 1w

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dustyleeelmer Give Me Chaw Tobacco, gDGBD tuning. Learned off a recording of a great 1920's Mississippi string band called Carter Brothers & Son. #banjo #clawhammerbanjo #frailing #oldtimebanjo #oldtimemusic #mississippi #stringband #dropthumbsnotbombs 1w
  •   m0nsieur_reza @mahan.abdollahi man hamchenan kharabe iinnnnaaam!!! 1w
  •   mahan.abdollahi @m0nsieur_reza منم شدیدا دنبالش میکنم !!! 1w
  •   yoga_byrd You go @dustyleeelmer 1w
  •   tntomcat You absolutely cannot go wrong with the Mississippi string bands. Do you know any of the Narmour & Smith tunes, Dusty? I think we put Carroll County Blues on the last record, but they have at least an even dozen of the most awesome & slightly bizarre fiddle tunes on the planet. 1w
  •   dustyleeelmer @tntomcat I don't think I've ever heard of Narmour & Smith. Are they a '20s-'30s band? I have Great Big Yam Potatoes which is an album of Mississippi fiddlers and such. They do have some wild tunes! 1w
  •   tntomcat Yes, they are a '20s/'30s band. You need to pick up the two volume Mississippi String Bands albums from County Records - County 3513 and 3514. There are six Narmour & Smith tunes between the two records, including Avalon Quickstep and Captain George, Has Your Money Come. Awesome band, superlative tunes. 1w
  •   tntomcat Also, if you want a more modern take on this stuff, Harry Bolick put out a CD back in 2004 called Carroll County, Mississippi. It has tons of Narmour & Smith tunes, plus MS John Hurt songs, Mississippi Possum Hunters material and a few others. It's a really neat record that pays tribute to Harry's home in Mississippi, even though he's been a Yankee for quite some time now. Also with checking out is the CD he made with Ken Bloom - That Banjo From Hell - which features lots of minstrel banjo/Civil War-type stuff. On that record, Harry plays a fiddle that he had custom made that has a skin head, like a banjo. He calls it "the banjofiddle". Anyway, both of these records are worth checking out. 1w
  •   dustyleeelmer @tntomcat awesome, thanks for the leads! I believe I've heard Harry Bolick before, but I'll look for that record. 1w

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