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Joel Hooks's Discussions

Has Anyone Heard from Mike Moss Lately?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks 7 hours ago.

Question About the Grimshaw Tutor Copyright
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Jun 19.

Ragtime Episode FVE--Ish
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Pearce Jun 12.


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Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Has Anyone Heard from Mike Moss Lately?
"Hi Mike!  World travel is a reasonable excuse though you could be confusing other countries with classic banjo playing. Anyway, glad you are well and hope to have you back to the banjo world soon."
7 hours ago
F. Chris Ware replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Has Anyone Heard from Mike Moss Lately?
"Dear Mike, Well, it's great to know you're extant, and nice to see your avatar (and posting) again. Hope you indeed don't give up completely on the five-string since you cover a part of its history that few still do. In the wake of…"
Mike Moss replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Has Anyone Heard from Mike Moss Lately?
"Hi all, I received a very kind email from Ian asking if I was OK and he pointed me to this thread. I'm sorry if I haven't been all that active lately but I haven't been much of a banjo player since late 2014 when I started my grand…"
Anthony Myatt replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Has Anyone Heard from Mike Moss Lately?
"According to his member page on the Banjo Hangout, he visited it on June 24th 2017. So obviously still very much around."
F. Chris Ware replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Has Anyone Heard from Mike Moss Lately?
"Joel, it's salubrious you'd post this as I've ben mentally composing my own "Whither Mike Moss?" posting for months now, involuntarily begun when I noted with despair and anxiety he'd removed his YouTube videos a year…"
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Has Anyone Heard from Mike Moss Lately?

Just curious.  I enjoyed his posts and playing and have not seen anything from him for a while.Just hoping he is healthy and still playing.See More
Trapdoor2 replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Question About the Grimshaw Tutor Copyright
"My take on the UK copyright issue is same as Ian' least that's what I've read. I try to stay away from posting TAB of works that are being published by CE. When someone asks me for TAB, I will generally do a search of their site…"
Jun 19
Joel Hooks and Glenn Mulcaster are now friends
Jun 18

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New Additions to my family.

I answered an add on craigslist listing "four old banjos- $150 each."

I called very early to leave a message and get my name in the mix. Well it's true that the early bird catches the worm, and he called me a couple of minutes later.

I met with him and this is what I got...

Stewart and Bauer "Monogram" Grade 2. At first sight it looked in remarkably good condition. A couple of days later when I had a chance to mess with it I noticed one issue.

I… Continue

Posted on December 25, 2009 at 1:45 — 2 Comments

My first real banjo lesson.

I finally had a formal music lesson, the first in my life (that I can recall). The best part is that it was with none other than Clarke Buehling.

We had exchanged info at the opening of the America Banjo Museum. He was in Ft Worth for Thanksgiving. So we got together, had lunch, then went to our "old west" town.

He is a true gentlemen.

Scales and accompaniment, along with discussion of historically informed performance was the agenda. He listened to where I was… Continue

Posted on December 6, 2009 at 20:45 — 1 Comment

Thoughts on Tremolo.

In this journey (obsession) of historic banjo playing, I have turned to reading all of the period literature on the subject that I could find. An observation I made is that it seems most banjoists had a version of "Home, Sweet Home with Tremolo." I had read the instructions for how to play it, listened to Ossman and Eps, but really did not give it much mind.

Then, from Trapdoor's recommendation, I bought Douglas Back's The Banjo Goes Highbrow (if you don't have this get it… Continue

Posted on April 12, 2009 at 17:36 — 16 Comments

Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 5:01 on January 2, 2009, Carl Anderton said…
Glad you joined, Joel. Great profile picture.
At 20:22 on February 14, 2009, Ray Jones said…
Many thanks for the info. I shall have a serious look at them, and give it some thought. The Patents were most helpful. We are never too old to learn a new trick or two. I wonder if there is a special design for a zither banjo.
At 22:05 on July 2, 2009, Ray Jones said…
At 22:29 on July 3, 2009, Ray Jones said…
Did you manage to print out the notation for Gay Gossoon that I sent yesterday? Ray
At 2:29 on July 4, 2009, Ray Jones said…
If you want the other banjo parts later, I have them. Ray
At 6:54 on August 20, 2009, Ray Jones said…
What is interesting is that the Appalachian Area was originally settled by migrants from, England, Ireland and Scotland! Did they bring the banjo over with them? So much for the Hillbillies.
At 7:36am on January 03, 2010, Clarke Buehling gave Joel Hooks a gift
And a toast for a happy new year to you, sir. Clarke
At 12:42 on April 13, 2010, Peter LaBau said…
HI- thanks for the interest in the CD- I'm heading out of town for a family crisis, but will be back next week and will check back with you then about getting you the disc. Thanks again!- Peter
At 15:51 on April 21, 2010, Peter LaBau said…
Hey Marc- back again. Can't remember if I gave you an address to send the check for $15, that includes shipping.

Peter LaBau
2079 Hawkshill Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Thanks so much- hope all's well. - Peter
At 15:53 on April 21, 2010, Peter LaBau said…
Hey- Peter here again. So sorry, I'm mixing names up here- sorry for the gaff... Peter

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