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davidcava - Posted - 11/18/2018:  15:57:02


The thing I love most about this place is the music......I like listening to the old recordings, but I love listening to you the most. Today. The ones that put your own music on the table here......pro or beginner........I LOVE it. It seems less, and less want to share their playing. Some of you I've never heard before.....I would love to hear you play. Yes? No? Lets hear it. No excuses.

I have Varying thoughts on "giving" ones music away........but just a little taste please?

dc

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 11/18/2018:  16:12:11


Hey David,
Agree. Wish the tune of the month would gain some traction. Tony used to post a lot of tunes, whatever became of him?

davidcava - Posted - 11/18/2018:  16:16:20


Some of the best Jazz banjoists in the World are right here........Pick a Country.....they're here. They aren't going to crucify anyone's music.....10 to 1 they will enjoy it.... and I'm sure they will be willing to help any beginners, novice or above. They've all helped me for sure, and I've been playing music for 40 years. Don't be shy.

davidcava - Posted - 11/18/2018:  16:17:46


Hey Mike.... you got in before me. I don't know what happened to Tony, but I miss his music here.

davidcava - Posted - 11/18/2018:  16:22:39


I've heard a lot of guys say this place is just for students.......if anyone thinks they are more than a student of music? ........not one I would say

davidcava - Posted - 11/18/2018:  16:28:28


I totally wish people would join tune of the month

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 11/18/2018:  16:56:42


I’ve known and had the privilege of playing music with a few pros. They were always so generous and encouraging To beginners. One particular friend could play anything; jazz, swing and especially Texas fiddle but could not grasp Irish 6/8, 9/8. So all of us are learners in certain areas. He told me once that he learned from everyone including beginners. I think that a fine attitude to have.

parlour player - Posted - 11/18/2018:  16:58:23


i am student of music i will be to my dying day. I have only played the banjo for a couple months
my main instrument is the shamisen ,of which i have played for quite a few years.
we never stop learning .

davidcava - Posted - 11/18/2018:  17:18:20


I love this clip.......Lester Young is probably my favorite musician at the moment......and I hear tons of Lester in some Banjoists on this site. Just my 2 cents.

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 11/18/2018:  17:29:46


I recall St. James infirmary motivated a lot of us including myself to post a video (my first). Maybe a well known tune is the key.

Veerstryngh Thynner - Posted - 11/19/2018:  09:47:02


David,



Many times I saw titles  proposed, for TOTW or TOTM, I'd have loved to post my own rendition of. But the gods of computing and audio technology have not been looking favourably upon me. No recording facilities operational any longer, and laptop and desktop not working either. Writing and posting this on a smartphone.



It's not that I don't want to participate, but rather that there isn't any gear left to participate with, since May.



Veerstryngh Thynner

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 11/19/2018:  13:23:58


quote:

Originally posted by Veerstryngh Thynner

David,



Many times I saw titles  proposed, for TOTW or TOTM, I'd have loved to post my own rendition of. But the gods of computing and audio technology have not been looking favourably upon me. No recording facilities operational any longer, and laptop and desktop not working either. Writing and posting this on a smartphone.



It's not that I don't want to participate, but rather that there isn't any gear left to participate with, since May.



Veerstryngh Thynner






I'm pretty much in the same boat as far as the audio technology is concerned. Let's hope we both don't sink completely. 

parlour player - Posted - 11/19/2018:  14:49:52


Veerstryngh and G Eward Porgie


well chaps thanks to youtube we can learn most everything.... this link is to Mr Carlson's lab

youtube.com/watch?v=7VBVSEevXaY


this will help you unravel the mysteries of Electronics, and hopefully repair you will able to repair your own equipment.
any questions regarding equipment drop me a line.

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 11/19/2018:  15:09:12


quote:

Originally posted by parlour player

Veerstryngh and G Eward Porgie





well chaps thanks to youtube we can learn most everything.... this link is to Mr Carlson's lab



youtube.com/watch?v=7VBVSEevXaY





this will help you unravel the mysteries of Electronics, and hopefully repair you will able to repair your own equipment.

any questions regarding equipment drop me a line.






It's not the mysteries that hinder me, it's the cost of equipment.

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 11/19/2018:  15:29:40


Veerstryngh Thynner
George
Hey Guys,
Why not record with the phone? I’ve done that at concerts and other performances.

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 11/19/2018:  15:31:07


I like listening to the old recordings, but I love listening to you the most. Today. The ones that put your own music on the table here......pro or beginner........I LOVE it. It seems less, and less want to share their playing. Some of you I've never heard before.....I would love to hear you play. Yes? No? Lets hear it. No excuses.



David, you know the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for."



Because I play in a trio Sunday nights in Buffalo NY  "Dr. Jazz and the Jazzbugs" and the bass player records every performance, so I have a ton of this sutff..... anyway, the tune is "Happy Days Are Here Again", with me on banjo, "Dr. Jazz" on sax/clt and vocals, and Ed Wood on bass.



Will


Edited by - guitarbanjoman on 11/19/2018 15:32:52

parlour player - Posted - 11/19/2018:  21:33:35


Yes Guitarbanjoman you right some of us do talk I guess its time to put up or shut up!

Veerstryngh Thynner - Posted - 11/20/2018:  00:52:52


"It's not the mysteries that hinder me, it's the cost of equipment."



I'm with George on this. Yet in my case, the hardware is letting me serially down. Home studio components giving up on me first, one after the other. And, subsequently, laptop and desktop.



The desktop issue can be repaired, but I still won't have any audio. The laptop, however, requires replacement. And that's not likely to happen before April next year.



From the end-user angle, I usually have no problems with navigating my way around. But if software or hardware complications go utterly over my head, I'm lost.



"Why not record with the phone?"



I would if I could, Mike. And I can, in principle, with some apps on my smartphone. But even with audio volume cranked up to the max, on my smartphone, I wouldn't hear much in playback anyway. Not without some means of amplification - which isn't available either.



In 2012, complete deafness struck me overnight. It took about six months for some of my hearing to return. But making or answering phone calls, for instance, has been physically impossible since, because I'll just hear modulation, from the other side, no words.



The same applies to listening to my favourite radio shows, listening to recorded music generally, watching YouTube clips or movies, on my smartphone. I'd also love to jam, over the smartphone, with some of you, out there. The technology present. The app I have my eye on easily downloadable (can't think of what it's called, right now). But all this, too, will have to wait indefinitely.



You'll whip out your phone without a thought, I guess, when it pipes up inside your pocket. But I won't hear it even with hearing aids in.



Veerstryngh Thynner

davidcava - Posted - 11/20/2018:  05:25:24


Hey Will, I'd love to hear it, but I don't see any link?

pearcemusic - Posted - 11/20/2018:  05:46:41


Great topic !!



i have the gear and the time ... 



i just get tired of hearing my own playing ??????

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 11/20/2018:  06:00:15


Hey Doub,
I never tire from your playing.
Mike

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 11/20/2018:  06:13:08


Sorry about that! I had trouble uploading the MP3 and then we had to go out last night.



Here it is--- at least I hope it is!



Full disclosure... my (B & D Sultana III) banjo playing is okay but not great...



...but what really makes this recording is the unaccompanied clarinet solo in the middle played by the amazing "Dr. Jazz"...



I haven't played with any other jazz musicians who can manage this feat... nor even heard it on records, with the possible exception of Louis Armstrong...



Will



PS Why, you may ask, aren't I recording with my shiny new VegaVox IV?



Well, the Sultana has a lovely clip-on microphone which attaches magnetically to the side of the instrument.



The VegaVox top-tension system makes this kind of mounting impossible so I guess I'm going to have to rethink the process... maybe to go back to a stationary stand-mounted microphone right in front of me when I play---?


Edited by - guitarbanjoman on 11/20/2018 06:14:20


davidcava - Posted - 11/20/2018:  07:06:21


That's a damn nice trio you have there Will.......I enjoyed that all the way around!

guitarbanjoman - Posted - 11/20/2018:  08:14:24


Ok, David, if you liked that hopefully you'll like this one, too... with apologies to the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and the Rhythm Boys...

Will

PS In this band, I play the banjo about half the time and the guitar the other half, so I have some other cuts I'd like to share that don't have any banjo on them... is that permitted here?


guitarbanjoman - Posted - 11/20/2018:  11:44:30


Ok, well, as they say, it's easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission, so if you'll forgive me for not playing the banjo on this next number, it features Megan, our "ladybug".

Megan's the beautiful bartender at the club where we play, and she joins us for a few number whenever she's not too busy at the bar.

A good old Ethel Waters tune, this performance was on Nov. 11, 2018.


guitarbanjoman - Posted - 11/20/2018:  11:48:40


Just one last piece, if anybody's still there...


johnstephen - Posted - 11/20/2018:  12:02:34


I'm sneaking little visits to the Hangout in between housecleaning chores (gearing up for Thanksgiving -- for you European gents, that's a big holiday here). After the holiday period is over, I will see if I can post a tune or two. Youtube used to have a video editing feature that I could use, but they changed Youtube and I can't figure out if they still have video editing or not. In a few days I will resume the hunt.

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