Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Just Startin'
Occupation: Software Craftsman
An old Kay 5-String that has been home to mice at least once in its lifetime.
An inherited J. Reynolds 5-String that plays nicer than the Kay. No known rodential residents.
Classified Rating: not rated
Rate this Member
Visible to: Public
Last Visit 4/3/2022
I fully admit to being a musical dilettante. I've played trumpet for decades, several other brass instruments, tin whistle, great highland bagpipes, fiddle, and now the five-string banjo. Of all these instruments, only the banjo lends itself to practicing after dinner at the kitchen table while conversation continues around me. (I tried it once with the pipes, but the drones got caught in the ceiling fan...) Although I initially tried to teach myself clawhammer, my wife (the daughter of a Kingsport, Tennessee gal) insisted that I learn bluegrass, so that's where I currently am. I'm learning from the Mel Bay Jan Davis book. My skill-level is currently at "that is almost beginning to sound like music".
'Stelling parts' 4 hrs