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TONY BRYAN replied to carrie horgan's discussion No-knot tailpiece questions
"Carrie, This item appeared in the December 1956 edition of BMG, page 58.  Given that how to tie a length of nylon to the tail of a banjo is something that every classic banjoist has to deal with, it's a real puzzle that there is not more…"
Mar 26
TONY BRYAN commented on Pip's video

All Alone - Alfred D. Cammeyer - 1932

"Really super!  It's a shame so few people know that the banjo can be as expressive as this.  I am also envious that you can coordinate the tempo changes so perfectly with your accompanist - that takes more effort than learning to play…"
Mar 6
TONY BRYAN replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternative to Chris Sands strings
"Carrie, I understand that Chris has been unable to locate a supplier who can provide strings to his specifications and so has withdrawn from the market.  Some time ago I took a micrometer gauge to Chris Sands' strings with the following…"
Nov 1, 2019
TONY BRYAN replied to Trapdoor2's discussion "The Slippery Trombone" by Warren N. Dean
"Peter LaBau plays an excellent interpretation of Warren Dean's Tubaphone Rag on the Titanic String Band's CD 'Tip of the Iceberg'.  Although the sleeve notes state that Dean dedicated this piece to Vega, the manufacturers of…"
Aug 26, 2019
TONY BRYAN replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Carrie, QOTB has been in my repertoire since forever and I went back to see how I got over the problem you mention.  It seems I subscribe to Jody's suggestion of thumb on G, second on F, first on E, then slide the first over to C. …"
Jun 24, 2019
TONY BRYAN replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Sometimes I simply despair :-)
"Ian, What a coincidence!  The same thing happened to me a while back, when I was just your age: my fingers were uncontrollable bunches of fat little bananas (so different from the spider's legs at the ends of Rob MacKillop's hands…"
May 14, 2019

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