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Playing Since: 1970
Experience Level: Purty Good
janolov has made 543 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
An old unbranded cheap banjo, bought in a pawn shop 1965.
A Samick with the resonator usually taken off
6-string guitar banjo
Two old fiddles, one of them is probably built by a cousin to my grandma.
Wade Ward, Tommy Jarrell, Fred Cockerham, Pete Steele, Mike Seeger, Doc Watson, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Sam and Kirk McGee, Uncle Dave Macon, and a lot of other old-time players.
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Last Visit 5/19/2013
I started to learn banjo the first time around 1970. However, since I have a lack of musicality the learning has been very slow and I have quit banjo playing several times, but also taken up playing again several times. I am probably an experienced beginner. I have had a love-hate relation to the banjo: I have loved the banjo music when I hear other, but I have hated it when I hear my self playing. I restarted banjo playing in summer 2005 and I think I, at last, have gained some skills. I am just now focused on clawhammer and two-finger picking, but earlier I have been intrested in bluegrass picking also.
I am working on an environmental research institute and my speciality is waste management (!). When not working, and not playing the banjo, I like to work in the garden or build on my house. I also do a lot of walks in the forest, I have a dog that requires a lot of walks.
My family is my wife Margaretha, my 20 year daughter Charlotta, the dog - an Old English Sheepdog named Daisy- and three cats.