Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

 To the few amigos here, I didn't die, or fall off the planet, my musical ADD just one day lately shifted to classical / flamenco guitar,  my brain does what it wants,,, just say so long fo a bit,,, but Im sure Ill be back,

take care

Steve

 

to those who don't care, sorry to waste your minute

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Comment by Tim Twiss on June 5, 2013 at 8:50am

You're in...you're out...you're in...you're out.

Welcome mat is always there.

Comment by Steve Jeter on June 5, 2013 at 8:56am

thanks Tim, I wish I was a more stable person,  but Ive given up getting aggravated with myself for being this way,,,,, and  now just trying to roll with my weird flow,  thanks for the message,

 

Comment by Tim Twiss on June 5, 2013 at 9:28am

shhhh.....nobody here is stable. That is why we do this.

Comment by Rob Morrison on June 5, 2013 at 11:24am

Steve--I have a theory that everybody has a smart brain and a dumb brain.  In general the smart brain keeps us out of trouble and the dumb brain has all the fun.  I think the reason i like playing the banjo so much is that relative to something like, for instance, classical/flamenco guitar, the banjo requires very little smart brain.  I know you'll be back.  Have fun and Ole'!--Rob

Comment by Scott Johnson on June 5, 2013 at 2:20pm

Life happens, don't worry about it.  We all develop  new interests, come back to old ones, and sometimes you just have to go with the flow.  I've been away for a couple of months taking care of some family business, with no banjo and no internet (unless you want to call a dial-up connection at 12000 bits/second a connection).   So for me it's nice to be back.

You just have to follow your own path and see where it takes you.  Hey, maybe you'll develop some  flamenco banjo skills or figure out how to play a stroke style minstrel guitar.

Comment by Mark Weems on June 5, 2013 at 7:05pm

Steve,

Why not put up a flamenco video. In my mind, Spanish/Portuguese music may be closer kin to early banjo music than we know. Not only the Latin influence on the banjo's physical development in the Caribbean (flat fingerboard, tuning pegs etc.) but also the similar development of Spanish music as influenced by the music of North Africa. 

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 5, 2013 at 8:12pm

I hear once you have the banjo bug you always have the Banjo bug...Lately I been focusing on the Dobro, but keep learning tunes on my banjo,, then back to the fiddle, Dulcimer, and the banjo...it's a revolving cornucopia of musical endeavors...never ending. So hey why not post a video of your Flamenco adventures. Sounds fun Steve!

Comment by Bell Banjos on June 5, 2013 at 9:43pm

Many people who buy my banjos are blues guitar players. About half of the folks have never played an instrument at all. And of course, many clawhammer players looking for that THING, which, as we know, is stroke style.

Comment by Steve Jeter on June 6, 2013 at 8:28am

thanks for the encouragement guys, Ill try to post one, Ive played around with it before, with limited success, its fun though,    I really appreciate yall.

Steve

Comment by A.N. Chase on June 6, 2013 at 11:37am

I always have too many irons in the fire, and winter often seems to be when my banjos hang on the wall untouched for weeks or months at a time.  Then something gets under my skin and I'm all banjo, all the time again.  I've learned not to feel guilty about it, because for me this is supposed to be for fun.

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