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An Instrumental Question.
« on: August 23, 2007, 05:36:37 pm »
Can any of you asshats play banjo?
More importantly, can you record yourself playing banjo?
More, more importantly, can you send said recording to me in digital form?

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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007, 05:46:29 pm »
Most importantly, you couldn't find a recording of Earl Scruggs online?

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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007, 05:58:44 pm »
Is Earl Scruggs copyleft?

I guess I should be more clear. 

I have an idea for a song, but I need a banjo lick for it to work. 
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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007, 06:01:57 pm »
Unless you're planning to sell it or distribute it en mass, you should be OK.

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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007, 06:03:52 pm »
heh heh, somehow I don't think that will even be a possibility.   :lol:
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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007, 06:04:25 pm »
Then have at it, my friend.

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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007, 07:06:54 pm »
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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007, 07:29:29 pm »
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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007, 10:11:48 pm »
 :lulz:

More seriously now, banjo is one of those instruments that I would love to learn. Its just another non-bowed lute, and for that group I have much love.
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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2007, 10:35:14 pm »
:lulz:

More seriously now, banjo is one of those instruments that I would love to learn. Its just another non-bowed lute, and for that group I have much love.

I learned the basics of banjo as a kid (growing up in SE Ohio does that to ya ;-) )

Mostly it sucked because I was learning guitar at the time and couldn't get over the backwards stringing.
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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007, 10:42:44 pm »
:lulz:

More seriously now, banjo is one of those instruments that I would love to learn. Its just another non-bowed lute, and for that group I have much love.

I learned the basics of banjo as a kid (growing up in SE Ohio does that to ya ;-) )

Mostly it sucked because I was learning guitar at the time and couldn't get over the backwards stringing.

I play classical guitar, so I'm sure I could pick it up without much difficulty.

The hard part is always learning how to apply the notes you play to sheet music, in your head. Once I get that down then its all about technique, and then you can play anything once you master that.
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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2007, 01:18:51 pm »
There's also the banjo guitar.  Sounds like a banjo, plays like a guitar.  There's also banjo ukes. 
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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2007, 02:55:32 pm »
:lulz:

More seriously now, banjo is one of those instruments that I would love to learn. Its just another non-bowed lute, and for that group I have much love.


It's really easy to fret, because they're usually tuned to a chord.  It's the variety of picking techniques that are tough.  But if you're nimble, it shouldn't be too hard.  There are plenty of DIY interuction books out there.

Speaking of DIY, they sell make-yr-own banjo kits, too. 

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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2007, 04:31:32 pm »
:lulz:

More seriously now, banjo is one of those instruments that I would love to learn. Its just another non-bowed lute, and for that group I have much love.

i saw a guy owning the fuck out of a lute at Sziget. even after a few days when i was already sick of the traditional-style music that was also played everywhere, this guy managed to really impress me. it also helped that they (2 guys) were wearing a funny (traditional..) hat and bare feet, and when i complimented them with their awesome performance afterwards, they said "learned it from my father and mother"  :D

and he could do this trick with his voice so this really high whistling (but not quite) sound came out. reminded me of something i heard in a few shpongle (or similar) tracks but i always thought it was a kind of flute or something.
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Re: An Instrumental Question.
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2007, 05:32:29 pm »
:lulz:

More seriously now, banjo is one of those instruments that I would love to learn. Its just another non-bowed lute, and for that group I have much love.

i saw a guy owning the fuck out of a lute at Sziget. even after a few days when i was already sick of the traditional-style music that was also played everywhere, this guy managed to really impress me. it also helped that they (2 guys) were wearing a funny (traditional..) hat and bare feet, and when i complimented them with their awesome performance afterwards, they said "learned it from my father and mother"  :D

and he could do this trick with his voice so this really high whistling (but not quite) sound came out. reminded me of something i heard in a few shpongle (or similar) tracks but i always thought it was a kind of flute or something.

Lute would be another cool instrument to learn, albeit the high number of strings scares me a little. When I say lute, I mean the group of stringed instruments which are played on a fretboard changing the played length and thus tone of the string. This is as opposed to the other large group of stringed instruments, the zithers, which have strings that are always played open. Examples are pianoforte, hammered dulcimer, and harp.
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