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by Pete
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Flexigrass
Topic: FLEXIGRASS in 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 17081

FLEXIGRASS in 2016

Twenty-four years after the band started, FLEXIGRASS is still kicking, if not very often. Our band has kept the exact same personnel for the last 12 years, and just one change in the 10 years before that! We're looking forward to playing in Estes Park this summer, and wherever else we're asked. The ...
by Pete
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Hot Rize
Topic: Hot Rize in 2016
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Views: 17056

Hot Rize in 2016

Just a little update... Hot Rize is doing just a few shows this summer, after our busy 2015. One of the most exciting ones will be our first featured appearance at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, with the String Cheese Incident. It's July 17. Also, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers' a...
by Pete
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Picking with middle and ring finger
Replies: 1
Views: 7484

Re: Picking with middle and ring finger

Dear Square, Good for you! There is always a way to make music, if you really want to. Reminds me of the last time I saw Nick Hornbuckle of British Columbia, the excellent banjo picker with John Reischman and the Jaybirds. We had a really fun jam last summer up in Comox, near where he lives. Nick wa...
by Pete
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Difficulty Playing DVD
Replies: 1
Views: 3081

Re: Difficulty Playing DVD

Stan, It's a few months ago, but after a heavy touring season and revisiting the Forum and clearing spam, I found your email. I hope you got in touch with our Store directly, because these relatively rare problems do happen and our Store manager Gina tries to resolve these problems as soon as possib...
by Pete
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Banjo/banjo camps
Topic: Wooden Tone Ring
Replies: 1
Views: 9380

Re: Wooden Tone Ring

PJ, Sorry for the delay in answering -- big touring season this year! To asnwer -- wooden tone rings can sound just great, but not being made of bell brass, they produce a less bright, ringy tone. If someone were to want to project well in a bluegrass jam, a brass tone ring banjo is standard. But a ...
by Pete
Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: C 6Th Chord
Replies: 2
Views: 5865

Re: C 6Th Chord

One more question...I learned Midnight on the Highway...and read Alan Mundes comments...but I watched you play it in Boulder recently and you were capoed at the 5th fret. Would it be correct to figure you were tuned to D yet playing out of G? Collin, I'm certain I didn't capo at the 5th fret. Alway...
by Pete
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Jamming/jam camps
Topic: Saved by Jamming - Learning by Osmosis
Replies: 1
Views: 3787

Re: Saved by Jamming - Learning by Osmosis

B.B., Sorry for the delay in responding. Spam has recently clogged the works on the forum and now I'm catching up with "real posts" like yours. I'm really glad to hear of your progress. The Thursday jam has really made a huge difference obviously. Very good to hear that they're welcoming a...
by Pete
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Jamming/jam camps
Topic: My child wants to play guitar.
Replies: 1
Views: 3172

Re: My child wants to play guitar.

My 10 year old has expressed an interest in learning guitar. Does anyone know of any methods such as Pete's to learn guitar, or can his method be applied to these instruments? For instance just learning the chords and a basic strum so they can play along with me as I learn, and so we can go to jams...
by Pete
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Banjo/banjo camps
Topic: Picking Speed
Replies: 1
Views: 3642

Re: Picking Speed

Phil, Sorry this answer is long in coming. We had a big spam problem for a while on the forum, and your question was lost in the spam. To answer: There would normally be the same number of rolls and notes per measure *regardless of the speed of the song*. There are two beats per measure, always the ...
by Pete
Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hello - New member saying hello
Replies: 6
Views: 9475

Re: Hello - New member saying hello

I would like to find a safe, "face saving" way to get such musicians "onside". I have a picking partner in particular about whom I am thinking, of course, He's a technically talented player, knows his chords and lots of songs, but I am tired of having to speed up or slow down de...

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