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post Dec 3 2012, 07:13 AM
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I decided not to sell my Fender Deluxe 5 string banjo this week after getting insulting offers for it.

I thought that once I'm recording I can probably put it to use, so I found my teach yourself Banjo book and started at the beginning last night.

I'm a fairly decent fingerstyle guitar player but boy does the banjo really require some dexterity and robot like muscle memory of the right hand.

One thing that will help me this time round is GMC has really shown me how to practice, to take things slowly and not rush ahead until things are locked in at slower speeds.

So now when I get frustrated or at the point of diminishing returns in my guitar practice I'll be switching to the banjo.

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Cosmin Lupu
post Dec 3 2012, 08:55 AM
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Banjo? biggrin.gif Nice! Can you play any country stuff?


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post Dec 3 2012, 10:05 AM
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I used it on one track about 6 years ago for a really simple accompanyment on a song I wrote.

Now I'm going to try and learn it properly, but I'm a true beginner, getting used to playing with fingerpicks is weird as is the high G string.


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post Dec 3 2012, 04:15 PM
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Have you checked banjo lessons at youtube? This is a Banjo lessons playlist...





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post Dec 3 2012, 08:38 PM
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I'm a member of a couple banjo forums from when I first attempted to learn. Also Taylor Swift's old banjo player has a site for learning too


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post Dec 4 2012, 07:03 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 3 2012, 06:13 AM) *
I decided not to sell my Fender Deluxe 5 string banjo this week after getting insulting offers for it.

I thought that once I'm recording I can probably put it to use, so I found my teach yourself Banjo book and started at the beginning last night.

I'm a fairly decent fingerstyle guitar player but boy does the banjo really require some dexterity and robot like muscle memory of the right hand.

One thing that will help me this time round is GMC has really shown me how to practice, to take things slowly and not rush ahead until things are locked in at slower speeds.

So now when I get frustrated or at the point of diminishing returns in my guitar practice I'll be switching to the banjo.

Look out for posts from me about dating my sister!

I know how to play a little bit! It's very hard though smile.gif
Very tricky instrument is it 4 or 5 string banjo?


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post Dec 4 2012, 07:08 AM
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5 String, so I'm trying to get the 'scruggs banjo rolls' locked in my right hand so I don't have to think about it.

It'll be a great instrument to busk with in the summer if I can get good fast. So much more impressive than the Irish 4 string banjo players out on the street!


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post Dec 4 2012, 08:46 AM
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This kid knows what's what with the banjo!



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post Dec 4 2012, 09:14 AM
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Nice track!


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post Dec 4 2012, 11:46 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 3 2012, 06:13 AM) *
Look out for posts from me about dating my sister!


Do you find that those hay seeds really get stuck between your teeth ??


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post Dec 5 2012, 10:16 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 4 2012, 10:46 AM) *
Do you find that those hay seeds really get stuck between your teeth ??


laugh.gif Or the pitchfork? laugh.gif


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post Dec 5 2012, 10:48 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 5 2012, 09:16 AM) *
laugh.gif Or the pitchfork? laugh.gif


Do you want to know the funny thing ??

I'm probably the only one here at GMC who uses a pitchfork almost every day ! laugh.gif


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post Dec 5 2012, 12:16 PM
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Do you own a pair of denim dungarees Ben, I could imagine you suiting them


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post Dec 5 2012, 11:59 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 4 2012, 06:08 AM) *
5 String, so I'm trying to get the 'scruggs banjo rolls' locked in my right hand so I don't have to think about it.

It'll be a great instrument to busk with in the summer if I can get good fast. So much more impressive than the Irish 4 string banjo players out on the street!

It is a very hard instrument especially 5 string one! I can look up some instructional videos for you if you would like!
Let me know!


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post Dec 6 2012, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 5 2012, 11:16 AM) *
Do you own a pair of denim dungarees Ben, I could imagine you suiting them


So that's how you call those pants biggrin.gif I never knew and I wanted to write about them in this thread - should I have searched 'redneck pants' on Google?


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post Dec 6 2012, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 5 2012, 11:16 AM) *
Do you own a pair of denim dungarees Ben, I could imagine you suiting them


Happily, no I don't own a pair of dungarees laugh.gif


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post Dec 6 2012, 11:44 AM
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Ben I'm surprised and a little disappointed.


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post Dec 6 2012, 11:58 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 6 2012, 10:44 AM) *
Ben I'm surprised and a little disappointed.


laugh.gif

That got an instant laugh biggrin.gif


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post Dec 7 2012, 09:39 AM
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And you need a few/ more missing teeth too! biggrin.gif


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