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bluenose - Posted - 04/11/2022:  03:36:41


Good morning from Summerduck area where I live.
Well, I anxiously wait for my banjo to be mailed on wed. Enoch Tradesman, Because of my newfound challenges (right cerubellum stroke(s)) I am having to start again from scratch. Please look below to see if my path seems ok.
1. Use the Brainjo tutorials (paid).
2. I have been reading and this series was recommended by JollyRoger and it is still available: amazon.com/dp/1977013996/ref=c...G68S8X6R3
3. Purchased a tuner small for banjo diaggio as the other was given as well as the capo to the person who bought my enoch tradesman 5 years ago..
4. Listening along.. love to sing. Appalacian Ballads (old ones). Listening a lot. Love to listen to Sara Wood, she loves ballads and banjo.. I did find an electronic download which I bought. I like Tim Erikson and his singing and playing too.. shape note singing too.. (although I am Eastern Orthodox, heh).
5. Keeping a written notebook with ballad lyrics and notes for singing.. just started. Old time, pen and ink (not ball)..
5. This is for my enjoyment and my family (if they can stand my new voice.. I used to sing well.. maybe it will improve)

I have time on my hands. I am getting away from building my own radios (N1GMM) and ham radio things.. Electrical Engineering is my past.

Any way.. Thanks to all who have responded so far.

Guy

bluenose - Posted - 04/11/2022:  03:38:43


Oh.. the question.. dang stroke.

I have a gianno fiddle that I need to have the bow (cheap) restrung.. is this possible to do oneself?
Banjo is my prime motive.. but my fiddle will be second..

Guy

Eric A - Posted - 04/11/2022:  04:19:11


Sounds like a plan. Lots of listening, and then try to recreate, even just the bare bones of what you hear, on the banjo. Repeat. It's good therapy, for both brain and connection to fingers. If you can hum it, you can pick something out on the banjo.

lapsteel - Posted - 04/11/2022:  04:23:53


quote:

Originally posted by bluenose

Oh.. the question.. dang stroke.



I have a gianno fiddle that I need to have the bow (cheap) restrung.. is this possible to do oneself?

Banjo is my prime motive.. but my fiddle will be second..



Guy






You may consider purchasing a Vingobow on Amazon. This will cost less than getting your bow rehaired.

bluenose - Posted - 04/11/2022:  05:09:32


Thank you for recommending the vingbow.. there are others too! I did not realize I could get things like this.. it has been years. Thanks you!

bluenose - Posted - 04/11/2022:  05:11:04


Hi Eric.
I CAN hum and pick as well, this is my plan indeed. Singing does help and I am finding that listening to music helps my ol brain too! Thanks..

bluenose - Posted - 04/11/2022:  05:14:36


lapsteel,
You are handy with your hands too! Love your video, banjo and dulcimer.. wonderful! Thanks.
I do have some wood shop stuff and plan to make a gourd and a dulcimer sometime.

Best!

mrphysics55 - Posted - 04/11/2022:  06:35:11


Enjoy!

elkinsfiddler - Posted - 04/11/2022:  07:32:12


For singing solo with the banjo, I recommend Pete Seeger, of course. A recent post gave a link to all Pete Seeger videos from his TV Show, Rainbow Quest and here it is.
youtube.com/playlist?list=PLik...ClKg2hV3Z

Another recent singing banjo player is Old Man Luedecke. He does singer/song writer stuff using clawhammer banjo style: youtu.be/WdXsrrxymT8

Another great source for singing with the banjo is Tommy Makem who played banjo with the Clancy Brothers back in Pete Seegers day. I think the first Rainbow Quest show features the Clance Brothers and Tommy Makem.

Singing solo with the Old Time banjo is a lot of fun but not very popular anymore. I'm glad you considered it on your list.

BeeEnvironment - Posted - 04/11/2022:  07:37:13


I completely agree with elkinsfiddler !

bluenose - Posted - 04/11/2022:  10:18:11


Hi elkinsfiddler and BeeEnvironment ;

Thanks for the kind note(s).  I am not aiming to be popular indeed.. Just to please myself and my family and give me a good goal to work toward.  I will look up the videos indeed.



Say @BeeEnvionment I will attach a video for you.  I love bees too.. just cant lift the supers anymore.. But, I have friends here from Romainia that place bee traps on the trees where we get new hives.. I live in the sticks here... internet is really flakey..  25 min to nearest store.. planing on growing my own food again as docs have me on a PURE vegan diet... heh.. nothing from anything that poops.. his terms. 



Here is a video of one two swarms last may (2nd and 12th) that hives came from.. one gentle, the other not so much.. heh.. but the honey!



photos.app.goo.gl/95Pai3DFeB5xa9Yv8



 



The trap is up already for this year.  (lemongrass scent).



 



Guy


Edited by - bluenose on 04/11/2022 10:18:45

BeeEnvironment - Posted - 04/11/2022:  10:39:49


quote:

Originally posted by bluenose

Hi elkinsfiddler and BeeEnvironment ;

Thanks for the kind note(s).  I am not aiming to be popular indeed.. Just to please myself and my family and give me a good goal to work toward.  I will look up the videos indeed.



Say @BeeEnvionment I will attach a video for you.  I love bees too.. just cant lift the supers anymore.. But, I have friends here from Romainia that place bee traps on the trees where we get new hives.. I live in the sticks here... internet is really flakey..  25 min to nearest store.. planing on growing my own food again as docs have me on a PURE vegan diet... heh.. nothing from anything that poops.. his terms. 



Here is a video of one two swarms last may (2nd and 12th) that hives came from.. one gentle, the other not so much.. heh.. but the honey!



photos.app.goo.gl/95Pai3DFeB5xa9Yv8



 



The trap is up already for this year.  (lemongrass scent).



 



Guy






It is always great to meet a fellow beekeeper! Yes, I love honeybees. Unfortunately, due to the heavy varroa mite infestation here (partially due to the thousands of bee hives in close proximity in SE PA), and due to my high school work (which sometimes really takes up too much time), I have not raised bee hives this year. I have always wanted to get started up again, and try to get a wild swarm with lemongrass, but I have not be able to this month.



A bit off topic, but Bee nucs and boxes have really increased in price the past few years. It was $160 2 years ago for a healthy nuc, and now I think it is $250 or so. Tough! 



Catching swarms is definetely the way to go! I have to read more about it and try again, hopefully, soon.



As the saying goes: "A Swarm in May is worth a load of Hay. A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon. A swarm in July is not worth a fly". 



Thank you for sharing with me!



Russ A.

bluenose - Posted - 04/11/2022:  10:46:23


Wood prices have skyrocketed.. same costs here.. my romainian friends build their own hives.. heh.. old country. Ill take some pics when I get out there (~10 mi from house).
Guy

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