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Friday, June 3, 2016

This is to great!  I found this today in my personal study from The Message Bible

Psalm 150:1-6 (MSG) - "Hallelujah! Praise God in his holy house of worship, praise him under the open skies; 2  Praise him for his acts of power, praise him for his magnificent greatness; 3  Praise with a blast on the trumpet, praise by strumming soft strings; 4  Praise him with castanets and dance, praise him with banjo and flute; 5  Praise him with cymbals and a big bass drum, praise him with fiddles and mandolin. 6  Let every living, breathing creature praise GOD! Hallelujah!"

Got to love it!



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All my life I have wanted to learn how to play the banjo. After watching Earl Scruggs belt out "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" and Roy Clark on "Hee Haw" I had a passion to learn how to play. When I was in seminary I purchased a used Savannah 5 string (1985). But it sat in the case because I did not have a teacher or any kind of instruction (this was before Al Gore created the Internet). So I sold it to get some extra money to pay for my wedding. In Spring of 2010 I picked up a cheap Asian bottle cap banjo I played for awhile as I got connected to BHO and learned some basic banjo information. It was not long before I knew I needed something better so I purchased a Gold Tone BG 150 F (February 2011) from Ross Nickerson. In the words of Rick Riman - "I would rather play the banjo than friends would rather hear me eat."

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