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Ronald D Haines's Blog – May 2012 Archive (3)

The Fun Factor

I did and / do not mean to belittle musicians.

I enjoy learning a musical style on appropriate instruments !

But  I realized long ago that I have a lot of fun trying inappropriate things too!

I have instruments that I have built that have no name or appripriate musical family 

or music just for that instrument.  I enjoy learning and doodling around musically.

One of my outlandish approaches is to play old time music on a Tenor Recorder.



Added by Ronald D Haines on May 25, 2012 at 8:31am — 1 Comment

"Lady I Ain't no Musician ! ......I'm a Banjo Player"

The old line about baseball players adapted to me !!


Don't know how much skill i'll end up with but I'm havin a great time

My Rules:

1.   Don't take it so seriously

2.   If I'm not having fun don't do it

3.   It was in tune when I bought it !!


Added by Ronald D Haines on May 24, 2012 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Well I couldn't stay away

I have returned to This site , I'm glad to be here. Now

that personal Issues are resolved and I have Time to

 learn and enjoy this instrument. I would like to explain

my banjo , It was built with the"use what ya got" approach.

 I didn't have much money or special shop at my disposal

so I just kinda went for it.  The Pot is made from a piece

of that aqua bluesewer pipe that ya often see at

construction sites. The neck and dowel are from…


Added by Ronald D Haines on May 15, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments


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