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Posted by alanhply on Saturday, January 30, 2010

I am just getting into the BHO and thought i had better put something here.

I try to practice every day but don't always manage it because I have a disabled wife to take care of.

At least 20 years ago I talked about buying a banjo but somehow never got round to it. In 2008 my nephew was talking about duellin banjos and suggested we do it on two guitars instead. He was learning guitar. I said I might just get a banjo and do it properly. 2 weeks later I was walking past a music shop and saw a banjo in the window. I wandered in and asked the assistant, Kerry, if I could just sort of hold a banjo and pick it. 5 minutes later I was hooked. I needed to know if it "felt" right. Bought the banjo and book (Geoff Hohwald) and got started.

We did a faked up version of Duellin at a Christmas party - basically just the slow bit at the beiginning and then a load of forward backward rolls and chord changes and strummed guitar but every body loved it.

I am now working on Janet Davies version of Grandfather's Clock, Tin Roof (Steve Martin) and some others from tabs I got from here.

5 comments on “getting into the hangout”

OneMusicLover Says:
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @7:43:53 AM

Welcome to the Banjo Hangout. I'm sure you'll find lots of useful information here. Twenty years is a long time to wait to achieve your goal of obtaining a banjo, so now enjoy it!

PruchaLegend Says:
Saturday, January 30, 2010 @11:53:55 PM

Welcome to the Hangout. Just keep pickin' when you can.

peghead59 Says:
Sunday, January 31, 2010 @4:24:22 AM

Sounds like you're heading in the right direction. Enjoy it.

Moonpie50 Says:
Sunday, January 31, 2010 @5:34:59 AM

Buying a banjo is the best thing that I have ever did. It has brought my joy, and many friends keep on pickin'. Come join us in the chat room we have great chats about everything from banjo playing to fishing!!

Jonno B Says:
Sunday, January 31, 2010 @8:53:53 AM

Welcome to BHO and to thousands of friends. Buying your first banjo is a great feeling, enjoy yours. Good Luck.

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