Well, here I am, a banjo owner without a clue on how to play the pretty thing! I walked into a music store last week to buy Dulcimer strings, and walked out with a used Deering Goodtime banjo! She spoke to me, and I had to listen to her siren song.
My brother is an accomplished musician, and I have always been a bit "skeered" to pick up any instrument, for fear of being compared to him, but have always harbored a secret desire to play. I play the Mountain Dulcimer a bit, and love old-time music. This love of the music of course led me to be fascinated by clawhammer banjo. So....here I am...looking for a teacher, excited by the prospect of being able to play.
If anyone has any recommendations, I would love to hear them! I have learned quite a bit from reading the boards so far, and am amazed at the amound of talent contained here...not to mention how incredibly helpful everyone seems. I look forward to getting involved.
on “Starting Down the Banjo Trail”
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 @1:49:57 PM
play. play more. remember it's playing, not working. even the tough parts should be fun.
you've got the bug; there's no cure. enjoy the ride.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007 @1:33:22 PM
Thanks, Joanchek! I'm excited to get started...just having a bit of trouble finding a clawhammer instructor. Bluegrass style picking seems to be more prevalent here in Greensboro. I've ordered some books, and am checking around for a good clawhammer teacher, so I'll get there one way or the other.
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