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Anthony G Spangler
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • United States
  • I'm just now learning.
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Number One update

Started Sep 2, 2013 0 Replies

Hello all!I just came back from Metamora Indiana's Old Time Music Festival, and a great time was had by all!  The festival has bluegrass, folk, and gospel music mainly, I guess you could say, as well…Continue

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. But without the Good.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony G Spangler May 17, 2013. 16 Replies

After 38 takes (OK, 7.  And most of those were trying to find a place without loud background noises), I finally got more or less through enough "Juba" to hopefully show whether or not I'm starting…Continue

For your viewing displeasure?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia May 10, 2013. 9 Replies

Hi all,In my "Pain Threshold" thread, along with all the other good advice I received, Tim Twiss mentioned having someone watch my angles.  As it turns out, finding a banjo player near by has proven…Continue

Pain threshold

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony G Spangler Apr 29, 2013. 7 Replies

Hi all,Another novice question...I have a couple of the recommended resources and I've been trying to get in a little practice every day (some days are better than others, but on a lot of days it…Continue

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Number One update

Hello all!I just came back from Metamora Indiana's Old Time Music Festival, and a great time was had by all!  The festival has bluegrass, folk, and gospel music mainly, I guess you could say, as well as a little bit of everything else.It was my great fortune to have my first banjo put through its paces by two of the members of The Rabbit Hash Band, Russ Childers, who started me down this path in the first…See More
Sep 2, 2013
Anthony G Spangler replied to Strumelia's discussion What are YOU up to right now ??
"Heheh!  That would be good!  Where again is your fair?  It sounds like a good one! Anthony"
Aug 26, 2013
Anthony G Spangler replied to Strumelia's discussion What are YOU up to right now ??
"August 31 and September 1 is the Metamora Music Festival, in Metamora, IN, a stop on the old Whitewater canal system.  The state restored about a mile of canal back in the '40's, and a horse drawn canal boat takes…"
Aug 25, 2013
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"Nice!  Best thing I've seen all day!"
Jun 6, 2013
Anthony G Spangler replied to Bell Banjos's discussion Finding Banjo players in your area
"That's a good point, Al.  As you've suggested, state of residence, and optionally, a relatively close metropolitan area (just so's the Cincinnati folks don't have to ride the canal all the way to Chicago :)  )  ,…"
Jun 2, 2013
Anthony G Spangler replied to Bell Banjos's discussion Finding Banjo players in your area
"Say, sign me up!  I'm working with a couple of very good books, and I have some recordings to go with them, and I even have some software that lets me slow the music down, but I can't help but think nothing would be better than…"
Jun 1, 2013
Anthony G Spangler replied to Anthony G Spangler's discussion The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. But without the Good.
"Will do!"
May 17, 2013
Strumelia replied to Anthony G Spangler's discussion The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. But without the Good.
"I suggest you just go ahead and make a second video of Juba, but this time trying to play a whole section or two without stopping after 5 seconds.   Don't worry about any note mistakes- better to play just a few simple Juba phrases…"
May 16, 2013
Anthony G Spangler replied to Anthony G Spangler's discussion The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. But without the Good.
"Hi Bart! All music is counter intuitive to me, heheh!  But I know what you're saying.  Not looking at the hands sounds like good advice, you are right, when I do it I do tend to lose track of what the other hand is doing. We'll…"
May 16, 2013
Bart McNeil replied to Anthony G Spangler's discussion The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. But without the Good.
"Without reading the previous posts commenting on your playing I will offer my  observations... You are certainly new to clawhammer, as am I and your playing mirrors mine in that you have to learn to train your hands to do act…"
May 16, 2013
Anthony G Spangler replied to Anthony G Spangler's discussion The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. But without the Good.
"Jeff, Good advice!  I do get a bit impatient sometimes, and want to see just how fast I can go.  Which, of course, at this point is Not Too.  I'm glad they're tough, I always cringe when I tap the peg head on mine against a…"
May 15, 2013
Anthony G Spangler replied to Anthony G Spangler's discussion The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. But without the Good.
"Hah!  I've had that happen a couple of times so far, too!"
May 15, 2013

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Internet article
How long have you played banjo?
I'm just now learning.
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Self made tackhead.

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At 8:31pm on May 9, 2013, Strumelia said…

I'm struggling along too Anthony- it's fun to learn and to try, even if we never actually wind up playing as well as we dream about playing.  It's the wonderful rich journey, not the destination.   :)

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