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    KombuchaCHIC Shadiyah's Avatar
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    My Banjo Video...

    I can play my banjo. Sort of. I'm still trying to figure it out. But here's a taste of what it sounds like!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFT5eC-D57c"]YouTube - My Birthday Banjo[/ame]

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    Nice. My friend used to play with these guys. I think he's the first soloist.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjjTXu-BsuY

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    That was not what I was expecting. You really have a gift for playing. Well done.

    If you guys ever make it back this way, bring some instruments. I'd love to embarrass myself in front of you.

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    Wow, you're pretty good already. How did I miss that you were left-handed? I remember seeing a video of you playing guitar and singing before, but I guess I didn't notice.

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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    Either she has a special left handed banjo, or the image is swapped.

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    Wow, that was really good! Banjos sound so cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Either she has a special left handed banjo, or the image is swapped.
    OK, now I'm confused. Looks like she's right-handed below, but I saw two other videos on her YouTube page showing left-handed playing, the Backpack guitar on the trainer, and another video with a regular guitar. I think the video is swapping left-to-right.


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    If you want to get really good, you'll have to get some teeth pulled.

    I'm impressed. I could practice for 4-5 years and not be that good.
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    seriously, you sounded really good in that video...
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    Dumb@s$ Jarhead mrt10x's Avatar
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    Banjo jokes
    Q: How many banjo players does it take to change a light bulb?
    A: Only one, but all the others gathered around will complain that that's not the way Earl Scruggs would have done it.

    Q: How can you tell the stage you're playing on is level?
    A: The banjo player is drooling out of both sides of his mouth.

    Q: What is the difference between a banjo and an anchor?
    A: You tie a rope to an anchor before you throw it overboard.

    Q: Why do so many fishermen own banjos?
    A: They make great anchors!

    Q: Why did the Boy Scout take up the banjo?
    A: They make good paddles.

    Q: What is the difference between a banjo and a chain saw?
    A: A chain saw has a dynamic range.

    Q: What is the difference between a banjo and a chain saw?
    A: You can turn off a chainsaw.

    Q: What is the difference between a banjo and a South American Macaw?
    A: One is loud, obnoxious and noisy; the other is a bird.

    Q: What is the difference between a banjo and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle?
    A: You can tune a Harley.

    Q: What is the difference between a banjo and an Uzi submachine ***?
    A: An Uzi only repeats 40 times.

    Q: Why does everyone hate a banjo right off?
    A: Saves time.

    Q: Why is the banjo player a fiddle player's best friend?
    A: Without him, the fiddle would be the most hated instrument on earth.

    Q: How can you tell the difference between all the banjo songs?
    A: By their names.

    Q: What is the most seldom heard comment made of banjo players?
    A: "Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche?"

    Q: What do you say to the banjo player in the three piece suit?
    A: Will the defendant please rise.
    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Dumb@s$ Jarhead mrt10x's Avatar
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    16. What's the difference between a skunk run over on the road and a banjo player run over on the road?
    You see skid marks in front of the skunk.
    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    15. What did the banjo player get on his IQ (or SAT) test? Drool…
    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    20. What is the definition of perfect pitch? Throwing a banjo into a toilet without hitting the seat.
    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    1. What do you call a good musician at a banjo contest? A visitor.
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    2. Why are banjos better than guitars?
    They burn longer.
    3. What do you call a guy that hangs around a bunch of musicians?
    Banjo player
    4. How can you tell if there's a banjo player at your door?
    They can't find the key, the knocking speeds up, and they don't know when to come in.
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    6. You're lost in the desert and you see Bugs Bunny, a cactus, and a good banjo player. Who do you ask for directions? You might as well try the cactus, the other two are figments of your imagination.
    7. Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, a good banjo player, and an old drunk are walking down the street together when they simultaneously spot a hundred dollar bill. Who gets it? The old drunk, of course, the other three are mythological creatures.
    8. How is playing the banjo a lot like throwing a javelin blindfolded?
    You don't have to be very good to get people's attention.
    9. What do you call twenty-five banjos up to their necks in sand [or concrete]? Not enough sand/concrete
    10. What do you call one-hundred banjos at the bottom of the ocean? A good start.
    11. What will you never say about a banjo player? That's the banjo player's Porsche.
    12. How can you get a banjo player's eyes to sparkle? Shine a light in her ears...
    13. When do banjo songs sound the best?
    When they're over.
    14. Why does everyone pick on banjo players?
    Because it's so easy!!!
    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Dumb@s$ Jarhead mrt10x's Avatar
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    Sorry, but I play the mandolin
    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrt10x View Post
    Sorry, but I play the mandolin
    So does she

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    Better watch it or I'll whip my dobro on y'all
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    Ooooh dobro!

    As for the left handed mystery, no I am not left handed. Anytime I record a video on the imac photobooth, it will always be reversed.

    Thanks for all the nice comments everyone, I really don't know too much what I'm doing, but I'm having a fun time learning how the banjo works.

    And UA, I'd love to jam with you! We'd have a blast.

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    Nice clawhammer jam.


    You are seriously awesome. Keep it up!
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    Sounds like music to me. Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    Nice clawhammer jam.


    You are seriously awesome. Keep it up!
    yeah really! I too wasn't prepared for that steady as a rock left (right) hand. Very impressive and nice tone on that bad mammajammer. Keep it up and you'll be even more amazing in no time

    Note to Joe - excellent gift. I'm forwarding the link to my sister in law, she wants to play banjo somethin fierce.
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    Excellent!

    Now when will we see the "Banjo on rollers" video?

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    Fantastico!
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    I'm sorry, but it's just not the same without the perverbial pieces of straw hanging out of your mouth. Good playin' though.

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    Q: What is the definition of perfect pitch?
    A: When you toss a banjo into a dumpster, and it hits an accordion.



    Sorry, that's not fair, banjos rock. I was downtown paying a parking ticket last week, when I realized that I left my car unlocked with my banjo in the back seat. So I ran back to the car, but it was too late. There were already two more banjos in the back seat of my car.

    I've been thinking of a way to set up my drumset to play while on the trainer Shadiyah-style, but the best I've come up with is playing rudiments on the handlebars.
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
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