Posted by banjodad on Sunday, September 28, 2008
So, the jamming with the fellows has changed somewhat. We have been meeting the second Tuesday of the month at a little bar here about. We have a couple of regulars that show up, who belong to a band. We have from time to time had various associates and other members of this same band come along. We also get a banjo picker and his mandolin picker brother from another band. It is beautiful when they play a duet.
Last time we had a couple of members of the “public” join us. It was a first. One was not too bad. He had his own guitar and was willing to sing one to join us. The other proved to be a little more difficult to deal with. He didn’t have his own instrument and proceeded to “tune” each one of mine he put his hands on. I think we will have to set some ground rules. For example: no instrument no pickin’, and to join the group you have a song.
One of my good partners has moved back to the States and is now jamming every night. He was the first person I found to play with here and is a fine fellow as well as a good picker. Jim Greer is his name if you are in Southern Virginia you might run into him.
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @5:44:20 AM
I agree with the no instrument, no pickin'. I wouldn't let anyone touch my Stelling and if they started tuning it and messing around with it -- I'd probably gently but firmly take it away from them (not that I'd give it to them in the first place).
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @11:19:07 AM
That's just rude! It would like a house guest re-arranging your furniture!
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @3:09:44 PM
I don't even tune an instrument in a music store without asking permission...although they are usually more than happy to have someone tune their instruments. Keeping all those stringed instruments in a store tuned takes a lot of time.
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