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2Wheeled5Stringer - Posted - 03/29/2007:  09:22:47


Hey Now….
So last weekend I took my Bango with me when a few friends met for breakfast….. my one buddy asked what im doing later and I told him “ im playing my Bango on your Back Porch Till I get bored”….. he thought I was kidding….. so I twanged away, some practice some messing around…… IT WAS A BLAST…….First time takin it outa the house…

I get a call the next morning to GET MY BANGO PLAYING ARS out to Disco Bay ( our delta) for some pickin on the patieo…… that was a blast, me on the Bango and my buddy on a 12 string or “THE PAUL” electric….. WAS A BLAST.. but he only knows a few riffs & Beginnings, not much else…

The thing is neither of us know how to play with each other, as im new and he just messes around….. it was fun and we did get some groves going, and started wrighting a song actually…

BUT NOW… iv been told to meet up on Sat with a drummer and a few other instruments…???…


HOW DO I PLAY WITH THESE GUYS…….

I know a few rolls … begining of CRIPPLE CREEK. And im working on SPOTTED PONY in dubble C clawhammer……. And just basic cording…. Tho im getting lost there as ive gone in to 3 different tunings in the last 2 weeks…… lol
love that Dubble C sound…

What is the easiest way to fit in with these guys with what little skills I do have…..
its nothing that serious… BEERS N BB-Q with HOT ROD WRENCHERS AND BIKERS, and the DOGS….…..all nice people

Any tips would be appreciated……

Neil



"WHAT THE HELL ARE THOES SQUIGGLY LINES............???? "

"YOU CANT PLAY A SAD SONG ON THE BANJO"
Steve Martin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP6xd0aITFM

This is how i wanta play.... In the trees, On the river, In the summer.....
http://mikeleonard.pictureshowfilms...Hartford.mov

flatfoot - Posted - 03/29/2007:  09:43:24


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>>>...nothing that serious… BEERS N BB-Q...all nice people...>>>

Focus on the fun. There is nothing wrong with everybody playing chords through a couple songs. Stop playing rolls and start playing chucks. As you play through you will find yourself working out ways to play in time and to help each other to sound good. These can be very valuable lessons. Pick songs that you all know and take turns singing. If you are shy about singing have two people sing at a time.

If everybody tries to play lead all the time, as often happens, it will spoil the fun real fast.

Sounds like a ton of fun. Enjoy yourselves.

.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I thought my neighbors liked the sound
Until, one rosy dawn,
I saw a sign that said "For Sale"
On ev'ry neighbor's lawn.

whit - Posted - 03/29/2007:  13:15:10


Lucky you!
I'm envious.
Above all, listen.
Try not to overplay.
You can experiment with different rolls out of the basic chord position shapes up and down the fretboard. Capo if you can, but dont think you have to.
Experiment with some pinches, slides, slurs and the like.
Use every backup trick in your arsenal, but make it fit the music.
Let the overall group sound be your guide.

This is the kind of work that will help you develop your own style and original licks.

2Wheeled5Stringer - Posted - 03/30/2007:  09:09:43


thanks guys....its going to be fun first and formost......... we dont do stuff unless its fun...lol and thoes are the tipps i was looking for..... the imrovising is still new to me.....but the other things mentiond are all the things ive been working on just for this ocasion.....looks im on the right page.....

one question tho.... what is the key of typicle guitars..... in my learning here at home i started in open G,went to Dubble Cand started going in to capoed Dubble C for the A key...... went back to the Dubble C.....

i love the dubble c, me and one guitat started to pen a song in that key and whatever key he was in........

ill tell you its a BLAST to get outa the house and play with people......



"WHAT THE HELL ARE THOES SQUIGGLY LINES............???? "

"YOU CANT PLAY A SAD SONG ON THE BANJO"
Steve Martin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP6xd0aITFM

This is how i wanta play.... In the trees, On the river, In the summer.....
http://mikeleonard.pictureshowfilms...Hartford.mov

whit - Posted - 03/30/2007:  09:23:59


<<<<<what is the key of typicle guitars>>>>>
depends on the style of music, the guitarist, the singer, it varies.

Most country, pop, and bluegrass leans toward the sharp keys, G,A,B,D,E, and of course C.
These keys are generally considered guitar friendly.

But a lot of Jazz is in flat keys like F, Bb, Eb, etc. Cause these keys are more friendly to horns.

Double C is not a "key".
It's a tuning.
Keys are different than tunings. Keys are a pattern or relationship of sounds.
A tuning is a method of setting up you instrument.
Of course they are related in that some tunings are "friendlier" to some keys.
But theoretically, you can use any tuning to play in any key.


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