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I Play the Banjo

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    what are your best ways to improve your playing.

    i am a bit unstaisfied with my progress during playing. the best would be to take classes but i cannot afford it yet. so u have any good youtube vids to play along?
    Elbslayer Elbslayer 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    Me And My Banjo

    I have always loved the sound of the banjo. I love the Pogues, they are a mix of traditional Irish music witth a hint of punk layered with a rock/blues topping. If You like the Dropkick Murphys, then You will like the Pogues. Ever since i first heard "fairytale of New York" and...
    ScottyUsmc ScottyUsmc 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    It Is Never Too Late To Learn

    I like Bluegrass, Newgrass, and modern [Bela Fleck, Alison Brown]. So, tired of not playing, three years ago I decided to teach myself via online or other lessons. Now, it is enjoyable to play Scruggs style and am now feeling comfortable with different licks and improving my...
    GTR1400 GTR1400 61-65, M Jun 8, 2012

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    5-String

    I play the 5-string banjo. I picked it up the summer after my senior year of high school and LOVE it!!  It's a blast to play.  I get funny looks sometimes when I mention it, but hey--It's freakin awesome to play. SO much fun.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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    Im Learning Bluegrass Banjo

    I am learning bluegrass banjo now...... Never listened much to bluegrass but found the instrument fascinating. I’ve been playing for about 2.5 years and in my second year of lessons….   I play a Goldtone BG-250   Check out banjohangout.org its great site...
    zeyphr zeyphr 46-50, M Oct 17, 2010

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    Learning Later In Life.

    I grew up in the midwest.  When my family (mothers side) got together, there was always music.  My uncles all played instruments.  They would rotate playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo.  My mother was the vocalist.  Loved the music, but never lived near any of the...
    steelhead01 steelhead01 70+, M 3 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    I Love the Banjo.

    I can play a lot of instruments in a very basic way, so learning the banjo was not a horrible task. I borrowed one from a friend to use in a year 12 theatre studies performance exam. I had it at my house for a week, and I loved it. A year went by until I bought my own, and...
    dontneedtobehappy dontneedtobehappy 18-21, M Oct 30, 2008

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    It's been a few years since I played anything, but I just got a used ps3 for christmas so I'm playing the Tomb Raider reboot. I've played every game in the series, and this one is...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    In my younger days, i love playing video games. I like to play RPG games like final fantasy 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, xenogears, suikoden 1 and 2, tales series etc. etc. Thanks to my friend...
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    So... I'll look a lot younger once I lose about 100 pounds :) see attached I love to slide and swing and spin on the merry go round. It's a lot more fun to play by myself unless...
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    I don't have any friends that play it with me though so it's pretty lonely playing gmod and I can't play it to the best of it's ability lol. Watching the gmod family on YouTube...
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    I play world of warcraft. I play on a private server. Anybody else play?
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    lippylip26 lippylip26 61-65, M Jan 17

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    I have not played since my Grandmother died. I played for her all the time. Losing her made me never want to play again.
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    Omg, sometimes I just get tired of playing because of the lack of cooperation of the team but then I feel like I need to redeem myself so I play again and hope to have awesome...
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    I play AC: New Leaf so if anyone wants to play with me just message me and I'll give you my friend code????
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