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Ronald David Hanes's Blog (3)

Whatcha Think about my Idea ?

I have become intrested in becoming sort of an early banjo re enactor at large. I'd like to get some perriod clothing and go around school assemblies and other venues and play some music and give talks about it.


This idea hatched because a Lady at church has asked me to come play and speak to her Genealogy Club.


I'll be taking several instruments that I play , and decided to make the banjo a part of the presentation.


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Added by Ronald David Hanes on September 20, 2010 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

Update on my progress

I'm going to keep a sort of running dialog going on here. I just want to provide some feedback as I try various helps which have been so generously provided to me here. I'm sort of the newbie spokesperson I guess.


I'm currently working on learning the 5 moves. so far I have been able to learn and practice the half strike , the strike , the strike and a half and the double strike. I'm helped quite a bit by the Harpers Ferry videos. The strike and a half with slurred notes is…
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Added by Ronald David Hanes on September 9, 2010 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Thanks to all your help

The light has come on and It's all starting to make a bit of sense. I'm sippin coffee an carefully reading the material you have provided. I don't feel so lost now

R H

Added by Ronald David Hanes on September 8, 2010 at 9:41am — 4 Comments

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