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Friday, September 12, 2008

One of these days I am going to be able to change my experience level to something higher than "novice"  I have recently begun lessons... although my teacher's background is mainly composition/guitarist, he does play banjo and is teaching me to sight read standard musical notation and is delving deeper into music theory and how it all comes together. Someday I will actually know what I am doing and why I am doing it... it will take time but ifeel it will come.

I just thought that I would update my blog in the event that some of you out there were becoming bored with the other "Cute" one that I had on display for lo these many months... Wow, somebody immortalizes you in song and you start telling people what to do... you know who you are. 


Ah ha!!

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Playing Since: 1974
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Occupation: Retired Naval Officer

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Age: 74

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1 - Gibson Mastertone RB-3 (Wreath inlay)
2 - Kasuga Deluxe (Bowtie inlay)
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2 - Hagstrom

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In no particular order... Charles Wood, Tom Adams, Bill Keith, Allison Krauss, Earl Scruggs (of course), Doc Watson, Benny Goodman, Rhonda Vincent, Bill Monroe, JD Crow, Patsy Cline, Pete Wernick, Artie Shaw, Ross Nickerson, John Hartford, Grandpa Jones, The Andrew Sisters, Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Mary Z Cox, Jim & Jesse, Maybelle Carter, Phyllis Boyens, Ron Block, Claire Lynch... Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Philharmonic, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Kristin Scott Bensen, Keely Smith, Alison Brown, Leonard Bernstein was purdy good too as was Louis Prima. Oh, and I like Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer too.

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Retired Naval Officer, 26 years in the Submarine Service. Started as a Seaman Recruit in 1968 and worked my way up through the ranks. Commissioned in 1980 and retired in 1994. Bought a banjo in 1974 (Kasuga) and have played on and off since then, only recently started to play with a serious desire to actually learn what I am doing... that's why I list myself as a "novice". I am probably closer to "intermediate" level but I have such an incredibly poor sense of timing that I can't say that I am any higher than a novice... I am working on it though. I recently bought the Mastertone and I know that it is out of my league but that is OK... I like it and that is all that matters.

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