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Alvin Conder replied to topic 'Did someone get a Sweet Deal? Arthur Godfrey's Gibson Bella Voce' 5 hrs
Alvin Conder replied to topic 'What to do with a baroque piece that has a G bass note' 5 hrs
Alvin Conder replied to topic 'Great 5 string banjo on some top tunes of the 1890s' 4 days
Playing Since: 1965
Experience Level: Just Startin'
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Dobson Great Echo, Brooks, James Morrison, Dobson Silver Chime, Doc's, -usually can't make up my mind
Fred Cockerham, Riley Baugus, Marcus Martin, John Balch, Matokie Slaughter, young Victor
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Last Visit 5/6/2021
Learned from John Burke in the 60's. Lived a few blocks from Jim Bollman's In Somerville in late 60's and saw the banjos he kept under his bed! Played for dances with Alan Block in New Hampshire in the 70's. Just heard Victor Furtado play and just changed my experience level to just gettin started. Making simplicity an art has been my goal, few notes, most of them close enough with the focus on rhythm. You gotta take what you got. The secret to longevity in banjo playing is to get enough different banjos to convince yourself you sound good and if you don't you need a new banjo.
'Precious Memories' 25 min
'Banjo neck' 1 hr
'D tuners' 1 hr
'Older Cradle Strap' 3 hrs
'G string sounds wavery' 4 hrs