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just gettin' cranked up

Posted by Hank2 on Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hi,everyone out there in banjo land,

                                I am recently retired and looking a  new challange. I have been a longtime fan of bluegrass music,so i decided to see if an old dog can learn some new licks, so I decided to buy my first banjo. I bought it from The Banjo Hut.. To get started I first read the reviews on this website, thanks for all of the input, I selected the Mastecraft  in maple with a rolled brass tone ring. then upgraded the strings. Mu wife has been a longtime guitar player and teaches beginner guitar, she has been a lot of help to me in getting started but lacks in knowing  of  the banjo. She has helped in teaching a few basic tunes, Amazing Grace,Silent Night,Old Joe clark just to name a few. Yesterday we went to our local music store and I got my first real banjo beginner books, (Ultimate beginner series Bluegrass Banjo Basics by Dennis Caplinger and Mel Bay's Easy Banjo Solos.

I'll keep you posted as to my progress. I would have liked to have bought a better banjo but right now the Mastercraft will have to do for right ,as I have to have surgery on my spine. any input on better lessons would be appreciated,  thanx   Hank


3 comments on “just gettin' cranked up”

Oalbrets Says:
Saturday, October 1, 2011 @10:46:40 AM

The Dennis Caplinger CD is also very good. It was the first CD I got until I started the Murphy Henry Method. Good luck and have fun

Oalbrets Says:
Saturday, October 1, 2011 @10:47:23 AM

Sorry, I ment the Dennis Caplinger DVD.

BanjoFlyboy Says:
Saturday, October 1, 2011 @1:37:47 PM

Frank, you and I share the same profession "retired." I started on the ole 5-string five years ago. I may not be the poster child for teaching an old dog new tricks, but I sure have a good time trying! Welcome to the Hangout and good luck!

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