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davidcava - Posted - 11/25/2018:  15:52:16


What do you Ladies and Gentlemen want to work on? Anything? Some tune?

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 11/25/2018:  16:23:28


Hey David,
I’m probably going to have to do some Sheetrock repair. I’ve been working on my right hand picking/tremolo with a metronome and I think my wife is going to start throwing things. ??

G Edward Porgie - Posted - 11/25/2018:  20:04:11


I'm not working on anything at present, and won't even be thinking about banjo tunes until I gett over the chest congestion I've had lately, finish working on my piano, and install my new kitchen light fixtures.

I might fool around with a few Christmas songs, though.

hobogal - Posted - 11/26/2018:  00:53:58


I'm working on some Xmas tunes and also a couple of duo-style exercises that Steve Caddick showed me. I think it will take me an age to get up to speed but I remember the same learning curve learning roll patterns on the 5string years ago.
May be we could share some Christmas tunes for December?
I will try and post a video (warts and all).

davidcava - Posted - 11/26/2018:  04:32:50


Christmas songs for December then. Sounds great Carrie. Lovely. Can't wait to hear some songs.

djangonut - Posted - 11/26/2018:  06:13:01


I've been listening on You Tube to the New Orleans band of young women called the Shake 'em Up Jazz Band. The acoustic guitar player, Molly Reeves, has a fantastic strumming technique, and a very flexible wrist. She uses tremolos and triplet figures to make the rhythm more interesting. I'm sure she must also be a banjo player! I'm trying to copy her style, but it's not easy, after trying to play a steady four four a la Freddie Green for fifty years!

Veerstryngh Thynner - Posted - 11/27/2018:  05:07:46


I'd like to work on my hearing some more, and on equipment enabling me to listen properly to sound files posted in BHO.



Veerstryngh Thynner

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 11/27/2018:  05:16:56


Veerstryngh Thynner
Could you explain once more how to record the audio from YouTube. I also wanted to say how sorry I am for your hearing loss. I can’t even imagine how difficult that would be.
Mike

malarz - Posted - 11/27/2018:  05:19:28


hobogal What is a “duo-style exercise?”

malarz - Posted - 11/27/2018:  05:22:45


aintbrokejustbadlybent
Mike, There is an called Loop2Learn which works on YouTube videos much the same as Amazing Slowdownet does on audio files.

Ken

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 11/27/2018:  05:51:31


malarz
Hey Ken, thanks. I will check it out. I much prefer live version of music as opposed to studio recordings. I would like to download live versions so I could make a playlist on my phone. Hope you are doing well and playing a lot.

L50EF15 - Posted - 11/27/2018:  07:41:24


I have to memorize the neck so that I can properly sight-read. I am thinking of just writing something out on manuscript paper and hunting and pecking through it as an exercise.

Veerstryngh Thynner - Posted - 11/27/2018:  09:11:17


Mike M.



Here's how to record audio to Audacity:



1. Make sure first that you can download YouTube clips. Opera allows this, but you'll have to install a separate add-on in YouTube first, aided by Opera itself. I currently don't have access to Opera, so unfortunately I can't tell you where exactly to find that add-on list.



Opera navigates YouTube downloads automatically to...er...Downloads, I think, in your Home folder.



2. Mozilla Firefox is another option. Less censorious than Opera, I find. It also supplies an add-on that supplies a download button in YouTube.



Mozilla navigates YouTube downloads to your Home folder, I believe, of standard.



3. Open Audacity. If inserting your downloaded YouTube clip from Audacity itself doesn't work, simply drag it from the location it has been downloaded to and then simply drop it in with your mouse.



4. If successful, a blue wave-form will appear. This is the graphic representation of the clip's audio track. It can now be manipulated in all sort of manner.



4. For more information with respect to that last line, best to consult the Audacity Wiki pages.



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Thank you, too, for your kind words regarding my hearing loss. It can be quite a nuisance, at times. Normal conversation often incredibly hard, in noisy environments. But if I want to shut out the rest of the world, I simply remove the hearing aids....  :-)



Veerstryngh Thynner


Edited by - Veerstryngh Thynner on 11/27/2018 09:15:34

hobogal - Posted - 11/27/2018:  10:50:44


Hey Malarz: I'm guessing you know what duo-style is; it is using different picking patterns to get a 'two-banjo' effect e.g. keeping a tremolo while picking other strings.  Here it is done properly:youtube.com/watch?v=uM8YmyVt4ac

Also check out Ron Hinkle's video:youtube.com/watch?v=Gva6HM1aloc

parlour player - Posted - 11/28/2018:  23:13:40


I came across this tutorial by Jazz academy .I shall give this song a try.

'Auld Lang Syne' Tutorial for Tenor Banjo.

here is the link.

youtube.com/watch?v=gHoHWjxmyME

Greenmeat - Posted - 11/29/2018:  08:56:01


Jack, Jack, Jack -- I put my money on you my man. You know stringed instruments -- you know music -- you've got it all my young friend. It was a grand day when we met. Of course you remind me of a young me, with talent. Keep it up my friend. Eddy (A Minstrel)

hobogal - Posted - 12/08/2018:  07:58:02


youtube.com/watch?v=ILdfNcKbIkMOkay, I'm a beginner so here is my simple chord melody arrangement for Silent Night.  I'm playing my new banjo!

davidcava - Posted - 12/08/2018:  08:10:59


Fantastic Carrie......you sound great! Beautiful. I'm going to study your right hand, you have great tremelo.

I love your new banjo too!

malarz - Posted - 12/08/2018:  08:55:09


Really nicely played! Did you once say you were taking lessons with Steve CaddickÉ

Ken

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 01/01/2019:  15:05:52


I guess it is better late than never. This is my contribution to this thread. It is another version of Winter Wonderland. I started working on it first of December. I didn't listen to any recordings or consult sheet music, Just did it from memory (SNL primetime players used to sing this and that is the version I remember) as a bit of an experiment so it likely is not correct. I'll go and listen to Carries hobogal and Eddys version now.


Dogface - Posted - 01/01/2019:  17:32:48


quote:

Originally posted by djangonut

I've been listening on You Tube to the New Orleans band of young women called the Shake 'em Up Jazz Band. The acoustic guitar player, Molly Reeves, has a fantastic strumming technique, and a very flexible wrist. She uses tremolos and triplet figures to make the rhythm more interesting. I'm sure she must also be a banjo player! I'm trying to copy her style, but it's not easy, after trying to play a steady four four a la Freddie Green for fifty years!






I just looked up this band on YT and love their sound.  I'm interested in the guitar player and what you describe about her.  Can you refer me to a video where I can see more of what she does... Thanks

davidcava - Posted - 01/02/2019:  04:56:56


Great work Mike.........you have a great style man. Loved it.

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 01/02/2019:  06:52:35


Thanks David,
Appreciate that. When I first started playing I wanted to take lessons from a local pro and he said he didn’t teach that style, but I’m not sure what that (my) style is. The teacher mainly plays Peabody style.

malarz - Posted - 01/02/2019:  07:28:48


Really nice! Thanks for sharing.

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 01/02/2019:  09:06:46


malarz
Thanks Ken.
Are you planning for Midwest Banjo Camp?

malarz - Posted - 01/02/2019:  09:33:11


Yes. I’ve been in email contact with both Don Vappie and Keith Baumann. Sounds as if their workshops will be a review of some things I know, introducing and teaching new techniques and lots of encouragement and hand-holding and moral support that I am not too old to learn something new and that indeed it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks!

hobogal - Posted - 01/05/2019:  00:16:49


That was great, Mike - I like your playing approach with those single-note runs/passing tones. Great stuff.

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