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getting into the hangout

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I am just getting into the BHO and thought i had better put something here.

I try to practice every day but don't always manage it because I have a disabled wife to take care of.

At least 20 years ago I talked about buying a banjo but somehow never got round to it. In 2008 my nephew was talking about duellin banjos and suggested we do it on two guitars instead. He was learning guitar. I said I might just get a banjo and do it properly. 2 weeks later I was walking past a music shop and saw a banjo in the window. I wandered in and asked the assistant, Kerry, if I could just sort of hold a banjo and pick it. 5 minutes later I was hooked. I needed to know if it "felt" right. Bought the banjo and book (Geoff Hohwald) and got started.

We did a faked up version of Duellin at a Christmas party - basically just the slow bit at the beiginning and then a load of forward backward rolls and chord changes and strummed guitar but every body loved it.

I am now working on Janet Davies version of Grandfather's Clock, Tin Roof (Steve Martin) and some others from tabs I got from here.


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Playing Since: 2008
Experience Level: Novice

Occupation: admin officer

Gender: Male
Age: 69

My Instruments:
guitar , keyboard, banjo

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
mike oldfield, steve martin, earl scruggs, the list goes on and on

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Created 11/29/2009
Last Visit 8/15/2017

played guitar/vocals in three piece (bass / 6 string guitar / 12 string guitar) and solo. taught myself guitar at age 13. keyboard in 2003 onwards. bought a banjo may 2008.

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