Posted by Paul Roberts on Friday, March 8, 2013
One way to try to become a prolific banjo player is to have a custom banjo you're responsible for marketing. Hence, my living room has been turned into an audio/video center. YouTube is a lazy man's way to tour - you get to stay at home.
Besides, I have a new mission in life. The instrument I have chosen to promote - *The Soundbird* is a tenor banjo - not exactly the hot ticket at this moment in time unless you are a Dixieland enthusiast or a player of Irish traditional music.
The reason I took the plunge to develop a new tenor banjo:
1. I wanted one.
2. I wanted to try to introduce the 4-string banjo in a way that would go beyond the stereotype, to offer different possibilities, different contexts.
I've posted three videos and several mp3's in the Sound Off and Video forums. Now that I have something to blog about, I'll try to do more regular updates here too.
Well, back to work in my role of street corner banjo hawker.
Banjo Crazy PauL
Friday, April 26, 2013 @3:17:50 AM
Congratulations, Paul! It's a great banjo!
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