Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes Merchant Nov 17, 2013. 1 Reply 0 Likes
Each year we have an Arts festival at school. The theme I've chosen this year is, you guessed it, the banjo. I am going to take my students through the evolution of the the banjo with the songs that…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Diaz Leroy Oct 22, 2013. 15 Replies 0 Likes
I'm giving two short talks to a group of high school, then middle school students tomorrow on the history of the banjo. One is a guitar class and one is a strings class. I will break up my talking…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Valerie Diaz Leroy Jul 24, 2013. 12 Replies 5 Likes
I just got off the phone with Terry and ordered my Boucher banjo kit. I've been looking at the kits for quite a while now. I would have ordered one if Terry had just picked up the phone and conducted…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Menzies Apr 14, 2013. 3 Replies 0 Likes
I am working in Nashville for about a month this summer (end of June to end of July). I'm not sure how busy I will-or won't -be. I want to make sure I explore as much music as possible. I welcome any…Continue
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Thank you Steve. I am have so much to learn!
and so much fun ahead! lots of info here.
Welcome, Valerie: This is Roberta Perkins in Delaware. I seldom add or comment; mostly listen and learn. Lots of good info and help here. And the learning is fun...
Thanks Roberta. Nice to 'meet' you.
Welcome!!! Hopefully you will find it as fascinating as I do. I can't seem to get enough of this music. The videos are great, and the information garnered is invaluable.
I have just realized that I need to consume as much banjo information that I can. Thank you all for the welcomes.
Well, after about 18 years of talking about it I decided to pick up a banjo and learn. It's been about two years, and I've been focusing on bluegrass music because it is so accessible in my area.
I actually fought this era of banjo music because I struggle with the exploitation of black people and women. However, as a life-longer learner, and as a music teacher I realized I have been cheating my self of a deeper level of understanding. I just finished Suwannee Banjo Camp where I met Greg Adams. He has such a lovely approach to teaching that I decided to take the plunge.
So, I have started to make a long list of reading to do. But, I know that once I start to play and understand the music I will have a lot more fun.
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