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sethowenbecker Trying out my newly carved out scoop with some poorly done Shady Grove in d# minor #banjo #clawhammer #frailing #goldtone #gingerbeard #beard #oldtimebanjo #shadygrove 12h

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tntomcat WEEK TWO of the first annual George Banjos banjo scholarship contest! Have had several good submissions this far, but entries are still open. I'm going to run this contest through mid-April, and I will be posting the announcement date next week. For those who have not seen it already, here are the contest rules: one winner will be selected, and that winner will receive a custom built George banjo or banjo uke, handmade by Christian Stanfield in Memphis TN, for which the winner will pay only for the actual cost of parts plus shipping (hence a "scholarship" as opposed to a "giveaway"). To enter, you must repost this pic, tag @tntomcat, hashtag #georgebanjosscholarship2015 and in the comment write a brief statement of why you should win. This contest is for folks who can't afford one of my banjos, so please, only those who are currently struggling along with a junky - or even no - instrument need apply. My wife and I, plus Tommy & Carol, will read all entries and select the top three, which we will toss in a hat and draw the winner. I'm doing this because there are already several of you out there whom I'd love to put into a nice banjo but I know you can't afford it. Well, I've got it good enough to where I can help make somebody's dream come true about once a year, so here it is. Not a total freeby, but about the best deal you'll ever get. To whom much is given, much is required, so here's a little giving back. Good luck, everybody! 19h

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buckbee86 Push that pigs foot a little further into the fire part B. #banjo #folk #clawhammer #frailing #dropthumb #dropthumbsnotbombs #livetopickpicktolive #music 1d

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buckbee86 Push that pigs foot a little further into the fire part A. #banjo #frailing #clawhammer #dropthumb #dropthumbsnotbombs #messyhouse #livetopickpicktolive #music #folk 1d

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brncrvr Testing out the mountain banjo kit. Plays great. Kits are maple hardwood ply with frets, frailing scoop, steel strings, goat skin head, handmade walnut tuning pegs and bridge. Order yours for $95 plus shipping at carverbanjos@gmail.com
Allow 7 days processing time for any orders this week. #carverbanjos #mountainbanjo #foxfirebanjo #frailing
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  •   skepticbuck @sarah_m_nichols sounds great! 5d
  •   bmed83 Sounds so good @sarah_m_nichols 5d
  •   bandgmusic Great 5d
  •   drevf That banjo is prefect for round peak. Geez Louise. And your playing keeps getting better! NICE 5d
  •   sarah_m_nichols @drevf Thank you!! Yes, it is a fantastic banjo. The only thing that could make it better would be to be half fretless ;-) But I am so happy with it. 5d
  •   sarah_m_nichols @alloway_handcraft I love it!!!!! It is an awesome instrument and a MILLION times better than what I was playing before. I get the warm fuzzies just walking by and seeing it sitting happily on its stand. And promptly grab it, of course, since I can't look at it without needing to play ;-) 5d
  •   dustyleeelmer Aw yeah! 2d

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dustyleeelmer Happy Land, an old Sacred Harp song. Sacred Harp singing is probably my favorite form of traditional singing. It uses a 5-note scale and is beautifully stark. If you can hear the difference between notes, this tune only has 5 notes in it. The tuning is gGGAD, 4th string an octave below the 3rd. No drop thumb, just plain old fashioned frailing. #banjo #oldtimebanjo #oldtimemusic #clawhammerbanjo #frailing #dropbombsnotthumbs #appalachian #sacredharp #shapenotesinging 2w

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  •   callmebroncomusic I'm glad you're spending your time without me constructively. 2w
  •   sissin88 It's Roscoe's turn to become YouTube famous lol 2w

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tntomcat Martha Kelly was playing this tune at the contra dance after party and I swiped it from her. 😈 (@msveravictoria says that my nickname should be "tune thief") Anyway, I really like this tune a lot! I believe it is called John Brown's March. The banjo here is a custom model I made for Vera a few years back - cocobolo and curly maple with a radiused ebony fretboard and a tubaphone tone ring. #tunethief #johnbrownsmarch #georgebanjos 2w

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buckbee86 I had the best Saturday. Brought the banjo out and sang songs with my neighbors all night. #banjo #Edwardsharp #tonightibelongtoyou #home #justporchthings #frailing #neighbors #beer #pbr #babygotback #folk 3w

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  •   _matt_w_ Love the sound, but having trouble with roundpeak… brain hasn't quite wrapped itself around the idea of that pull off :) 2w

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colin_j_westbrook My frailin' version of the "Drunken Lullabies" riff by Flogging Molly on my 5 string resonator banjo in open G tuning. 3w

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megan4hand Some tunes for your Sunday! :) I could listen to @leland_van_lew play all day... I requested something lively. #soldiersjoy #banjo #fivestring #clawhammer #clawhammerbanjo #oldtime #music #frailing 4w

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