For enthusiasts of early banjo
Rick Ceballos and Matt Witten playing early banjo tune from the minstrel era
I especially like how you sung on Juba, Ive heard Clark Buehling doing it on Out of His Gourd, and hope to try it myself sometime, again kudos
If you think I mean " if you dont post vids , you cant comment" that is NOT at all what I meant.
Wow! This is a wonderful video--resfreshingly creative and incorporating such a wonderful dynamic between the banjo and percussion. More please!
Thanks for all the nice comments. It is encouraging to get so many positive responses. I'm a little surprised at the discussion that has resulted. I'm not the analytical type so don't usually engage in most of the discussions. I tend to feel my way along letting the inherent vitality of these tunes come through. Although I don't participate much, I do enjoy the site and the many swell players. I have learned a lot
It's a mistake to assume that "there's not a lot that a less-accomplished musician can contribute" with videos. On the contrary, videos are just one more great tool enjoy your time spent with your instrument. You see players of all caliber contributing on the banjo hangout, having a good time, marking their progress, connecting with their friends and peers...in a research-oriented style like ours, videos are very helpful because we are still testing the waters with this once-extinct style. Don't discourage the courageous picker from posting his videos, no matter his skill level.
It is good practice as well. Performing before a camera takes getting used to almost as much as performing before a live audience. It does take courage to put your playing out there for all to see and should be encouraged
Retracted last post, clearer head now. . . :) s'all good. Somehow back in college I marched and played in front of thousands. Now I'm tryin to figure out how to muster up my courage to post my first vid! haha!
Again, great tune fellas!
I have been going on about my camera being crappy...and it is,... I swear, but yeah I'm nervous to post. Would like to have better recording quality first. It's not good to have crappy sound and mess up. One distraction is enough for the viewer ear...lOl. Same with playing in front of people. Once I'm warmed up and over that first bit of nervousness, I get my confidence up. Having the song memorized back and forth helps you sail through it your already nervous and trying to remember that tricky part throws me off. You bring up a great observation. For those of us who have that issue, what better therapy than to hash it out in this arena. We have all levels. Constructive criticism is what I welcome, it will help me along, and the encouragement from the ones you truly respect. Thank you everyone that posts, makes one feel OK if it's not 100% , and in some cases gives you something to strive for.
I am still nervous when I see that red light on my camera, Not as much as at first, but still am. I always make extra mistakes,, Ive found if I try more than 3 takes and dont get it, I stop & try later, or the next day. I dfo think its good practice for playing in front of people. I am nervous doing that,,, if they are really focusing on me& Im not really just background or a momentary diversion. and.. that is live and not recorded on youtube FOREVER lol,, or until I take it down. ;)
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