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I Play the Banjo

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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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    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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    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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    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 66-70, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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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 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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