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New to the banjo

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I just recently  bought a Mastercraft Classic Mahogany. I've never owned a banjo and other than tinkering around at Guitar Centers a few times I've never really sat down and tried to play one.

I figured why not get one .....  it'll be fun. After all  it's a stringed instrument and  I've played guitar for close to 30 yrs so how different could it be?  Yeah, right.   I took it out of the box the day I got it, made sure it was in tune, grabbed a  pick and tried to play it like a lead guitar. I was a mess. After about an hour  I  realized I need to slow down and get to basics and learn this thing right. I was trying to play with a guitar pick for god sake!

I have been poking around here in BHO for about a week now.  I have not reached out and communicated with anyone until now. I spent countless hours absorbing the knowledge and advise to be gained here.

On the recommendation of many posts that I read I have since purchased the You Can Teach Yourself Banjo book/cd/dvd by Janet Davis and the Earl Scruggs And The 5 String Banjo book.

I can see that there are good people on this site and I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can.

Thanks and happy pickin' to all!








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Experience Level: Just Startin'


Occupation: Systems Analyst

Gender: Male
Age: 57

My Instruments:
Mastercraft Classic Mahogany
Ovation Custom Balladeer Acoustic Guitar
PRS CE22 Electric Guitar
Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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Created 2/12/2010
Last Visit 3/10/2010

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