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Still enjoying the music

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I haven't been on BHO for good few weeks now.

I've been out playing quite a lot of late and you know, for every hour out playing means a lot of hours practicing. Well, I need to do!

There's, as always, a lot of good and interesting blog entries.

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Silsden picking festival

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 4 comments

Is it me or my banjo?

Thursday, May 12, 2011 4 comments

Nine track CD

Saturday, March 19, 2011 Add Comment

Having a session

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Add Comment

Bluegrass Session in Leeds

Monday, January 24, 2011 9 comments

Nothing in between.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 13 comments

Winter is almost upon us!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2 comments

Whitby Folk Festival

Thursday, August 19, 2010 3 comments

Banjo head tuned to G sharp?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9 comments

Getting better all the time!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 6 comments

Retirements great but.....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 8 comments

Problem sorted.

Friday, March 26, 2010 1 comment

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Playing Since: 2001
Experience Level: Purty Good

Interests:
[Socializing]

Occupation: Retired

Gender: Male
Age: 68

My Instruments:
A 2006 Deluxe Deering banjo and a 2013 Deering Golden Era banjo.
1972 K.Yairi guitar and a 2009 Martin kit guitar.
A 2014 Kentucky KM 855 mandolin.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Flatt & Scuggs, 4 Wheel Drive, Tony Rice, Bill Monroe and many more.

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Created 11/21/2009
Last Visit 7/30/2018

I got my first banjo in the 1970's. It came to nothing! I splashed out on a proper bluegrass banjo in 2001. I started to learn the malodic style. It came to nothing! I flirted with the clawhammer style for about 2 months. Bored rigid! Then by accident I realised there was another style of banjo playing (Scruggs style) and I was hooked. So for the last 5 years I've been learnig Scruggs style banjo. I've been in a bluegrass band for the last 2 years and thoroughly enjoying this beautiful music. I'm also able to (the last 18 months) disect a banjo break on a record, but not a tune as yet. So I'm purty pleased with my progress this last five years.

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