1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Banjo Players

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bob Maxey, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    4,836
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010

    Sep 24, 2010
    4,836
    806
    233
    OK, I'll ask . . . how many banjo players reading the list?
     

    Advertisement

  2. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    4,534
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010

    Jan 11, 2010
    4,534
    306
    183
    Truck driver/ driver mentor. I train people to dri
    Georgia
  3. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    4,836
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010

    Sep 24, 2010
    4,836
    806
    233
    LOL . . . never fails, a Deliverance joke. Who wouda dun thunked? For the record, I have never, ever made anything squeal like a pig. Except when I rock out through a Marshall Stack; there is some measure of squealing.

    The noise helps the banjo sound better.
     
  4. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    4,488
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010

    Aug 29, 2010
    4,488
    472
    183
    Student
    Cork City, IMF, EU
    banjos... the agents of the devil
     
    Bob Maxey likes this.
  5. olbriar

    olbriar  
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #10
    Points:
    2,013
    Posts:
    18,829
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010

    Jun 19, 2010
    18,829
    19,497
    2,013
    Male
    Land of Oz
    I bought a used banjo from a pawn shop while in my teens. Was far too poor for lessons and lacked any natural talent. (I struggle to play a radio) I did have some fun and managed to get my money back a few years later. I admire anyone that can play the instrument.
     
  6. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    4,836
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010

    Sep 24, 2010
    4,836
    806
    233
    You should take it up once again. It is America's national instrument and brought here by the slaves (in one iteration) and girls really dig banjo players. Especially if you are a success and you take 'em out for vittles and buy then another tooth.

    Here is a truly fine quality beginners banjo:

    goodtime

    Or, perhaps visit a real music dealer (rather than a big box music chain where kids that cant even spell banjer sell whatever is handy) and buy a nice used banjo. Or visit Deering and drop $70,000.00 for a nice custom job.

    When Earl invented the Scruggs picking style, the banjo rocked out from then on. Everyone knows Banjos rule, and everyone wants to learn to play.

    These days, there are some great teachers offering DVD lessons and they are generally quite good. Makes learning very convienent.

    .----.
    [-|. .|-]
    [-|.\/.|-]
    \||||/
    ||||
    ||||
    ||||
    ||||
    ||||
    ||||
    /||||
    [-|||||
    |||||
    |||||
    |||||
    |||||
    _.|||||._
    .-' ||||| `-.
    .' ||||| `.
    .' ||||| `.
    / ||||| \
    / ||||| \
    | ||||| |
    | _____ |
    |-. '-----' |
    \ `. ||||| /
    \ \ .-----. /
    `. \ | | .'
    '.| '. | .'
    '--._|____|_.-'


    Bob
     
  7. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    443
    Posts:
    7,413
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011

    Jan 24, 2011
    7,413
    2,654
    443
    Any decent websites on playing? I can find plenty for piano and guitar tablature.
     
  8. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    4,836
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2010

    Sep 24, 2010
    4,836
    806
    233
    Closer than you think. Early on, banjo players were trouble. Thought of much like the public perception of rock guitarists.
     
  9. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    3,087
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010

    Mar 10, 2010
    3,087
    1,568
    313
    Studying
    Qu
    Bob, I just saw that ASCII art you posted. Did you know that the "code" tag would allow you to post it without messing it up?

    [Code]Insert ASCII art[/Code]

    Code (Text):
    1.  _______  _______  _______   _____  
    2. (  ____ \(  ____ \(  ____ \ / ___ \
    3. | (    \/| (    \/| (    \/( (   ) )
    4. | (_____ | (__    | (__     \/  / /
    5. (_____  )|  __)   |  __)       ( (  
    6.       ) || (      | (          | |  
    7. /\____) || (____/\| (____/\    (_)  
    8. \_______)(_______/(_______/     _  
    9.                                (_)  
    About banjos, beside the number of strings, is there such a big difference in playability when compared to a guitar?
     
    ElasticNinja likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...