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I Play the Banjo

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    " Play In The Rain" Lindsey Buckingham. Oh I was lonely Oh I was lonely Oh can we play in the rain Oh I was crying Oh I was crying On can we play in the rain Let's play!!!!
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    I'm waiting for my bass guitar to arrive already. I'm so anxious and nervous to start playing. It's crazy! It's like I'm In love all over again. The bass guitar has such a...
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    I'm 14 and I've been playing airsoft for a while but non of my friends play and no one at my field is my age so anyone that lives in Wisconsin and play airsoft message me
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    i always wanted to be a professional guitarist..i'm learning guitar on my own since i dont have time to go to a master..i have manages to learn all the basic chords and i can shift...
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    I want to roll play serving a woman or younger guy as a slave here on EP. I'm straight and prefer to roll play with straight guys but if its roll play only we can rp sexual.
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    Well, Father told me he would teach me. I played miniature Golf. I picked balls for him and watched him play. I wish he was alive, may be he would teach me to Play. My Fav. Golf...
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    I just started a few days ago and would love some people to play with :D I am pretty nooby right now though I'm sure with some practice I can do alright :) Anyone down for playing...
    Iscribbletoomuch Iscribbletoomuch 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Looking for anyone who plays planetside 2, guild wars 2 or dark souls 2 to have some fun together. :) Edit: I live on the west coast of the Americas, so if you live in Europe...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I can play for hours and I love it especially the old fashion games on Xbox Playstation and even simple Mario and duck hunt! :))
    sela1095 sela1095 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I love playing bb!! It's like my first passion, but omg seeing Stephen Curry😍😘 play makes me wanna do better n try harder!!! He da bae<3
    Chipmunk1023 Chipmunk1023 18-21, F Nov 27

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    BrokenWingedDove BrokenWingedDove 16-17 3 Responses Nov 29

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    Anybody wanna play I'm 15 And wanna play with someone near my age Plzz txt
    gay2900 gay2900 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    i like to play on my vita, borderlands2, or cod :Declassified, but gets boring after a while having no-one to play with ??
    TJuic3 TJuic3 18-21, M Nov 30

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    i wanna play anybody gonna play with me?
    jadelynthompson jadelynthompson 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Technically I have been playing guitar for 6/7 years but I refuse to say that because I never took guitar seriously until about 3 or so years ago. I wasted the first few years...
    Contranaut Contranaut 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I'm one of the best in the world at COD. I'm happy that I finally realize I reached a goal. To be truly great at something. For competitive: Summer 2013 my team went 138-8 in COD...
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