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Old 01-29-09, 12:03 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 01-29-09, 01:54 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-29-09, 02:19 PM   #4
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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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Old 01-29-09, 02:40 PM   #5
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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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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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Old 01-29-09, 03:17 PM   #8
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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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Old 01-29-09, 03:33 PM   #9
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seriously, you sounded really good in that video...
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Old 01-29-09, 04:55 PM   #10
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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 gun?
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.
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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.
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Old 01-29-09, 04:59 PM   #12
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15. What did the banjo player get on his IQ (or SAT) test? Drool…
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Old 01-29-09, 05:00 PM   #13
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20. What is the definition of perfect pitch? Throwing a banjo into a toilet without hitting the seat.
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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!!!
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Old 01-29-09, 05:07 PM   #15
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Sorry, but I play the mandolin
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Sorry, but I play the mandolin
So does she
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Old 01-29-09, 05:16 PM   #17
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Better watch it or I'll whip my dobro on y'all
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Old 01-29-09, 05:45 PM   #18
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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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Old 01-29-09, 06:02 PM   #19
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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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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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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.
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