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Thanks for accepting me, I am new to classic banjo, though I have listened o it for many years. I recently aquired a Windsor Popular in a very sorry state and set about restoring it. I am an Irish…Continue

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"I have just found a copy of Mel Bay's Banjo Method C Tuning Concert Style Frank Bradbury on ebay at £4.95, now ordered."
Mar 9
Joel Hooks commented on Alan Jones's video
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"You are looking and sounding great. As you practice try to keep your thumb on the back of the neck just above the center.  Avoid resting the neck in the crook of your hand and hooking your thumb over the top (you will thank me later)  Also…"
Mar 9
Alan Jones replied to Alan Jones's discussion Thanks
"Thank you for the tip. I will look into getting a copy. I am actually an giging Irish tenor banjo player. Classic style is some thing I do as a break from rehearsals and practicing the tenor. It is a great challenge and I appreciate all the help and…"
Mar 9
Joel Hooks replied to Alan Jones's discussion Thanks
"Pardon me for asking but are you starting on this one or have you studied all of the exercises and pieces leading up to this one (and fully understand them)? These "tutors" or "methods" only work if one takes them in order,…"
Mar 9
Alan Jones commented on Alan Jones's video
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"Well as promised here is a video of my progress. Fell apart at the end and not yet mastered the trio part. https://youtu.be/n1dFDvrPYWs ;"
Mar 9
Alan Jones replied to Alan Jones's discussion Thanks
"Thank You. Really appreciated."
Mar 9
thereallyniceman replied to Alan Jones's discussion Thanks
"Here you go:    WHIRLPOOL DANCE EZ Tutor"
Mar 9
Alan Jones replied to Alan Jones's discussion Thanks
"Having spent a while playing Sunflower dance working from the tablature. I thought is was time I practiced reading the stave with the classic 5 string. Starting with the EeasyZ method book. I am now learning "WhirlpoolDance" a nice easy…"
Mar 9
Jim Hartman left a comment for Alan Jones
"Thanks, Alan.  Happy to be here."
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"Welcome"
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"Welcome to the fold Charles."
Feb 9
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Oct 4, 2018
Alan Jones replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Very sad news. R.I.P. British banjo player John Field
"Sincere condolences to all."
Aug 9, 2018
Alan Jones replied to Alan Jones's discussion Thanks
"I have not been on the site much of late, but I am still working hard on the excercises and on Sunflower Dance, with  which I have the main verse of the tune fluent and the middle eight is slowly coming together, but the trio part I am finding…"
Jun 15, 2018
Alan Jones left a comment for Alan Jones
"That would be great but it clashes with Holmforth Festival for which I already have tickets. But I will try to get to one of the other events this year or maybe Clowne next year."
Apr 27, 2018
David Wade left a comment for Alan Jones
"Good to see someone from the People's Republic! Hope to see you at the Clowne Rally in a couple of week's time. check www.banjorallies.uk"
Apr 27, 2018

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At 6:44 on April 27, 2018, David Wade said…

Good to see someone from the People's Republic!

Hope to see you at the Clowne Rally in a couple of week's time.

check www.banjorallies.uk

At 8:29 on April 27, 2018, Alan Jones said…

That would be great but it clashes with Holmforth Festival for which I already have tickets. But I will try to get to one of the other events this year or maybe Clowne next year.

At 14:30 on February 11, 2019, Jim Hartman said…

Thanks, Alan.  Happy to be here.

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