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I love the Banjo
« on: Mar 03, 2012, 09:12:29 AM »
 :o

Why?

For it's sheer simplicity ......
                                            ........... it only has four strings, and they all sound the same.  :-*
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Re: I love the Banjo
« Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2012, 10:31:30 AM »
LOL!

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Re: I love the Banjo
« Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 2013, 05:48:32 PM »
Banjo players spend half their time tuning .................

..................................and the other half, playing out of tune.    :o
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Re: I love the Banjo
« Reply #3 on: Feb 21, 2013, 07:45:32 PM »
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..................................and the other half, playing out of tune.

That's maybe meant as a joke, but I find that true a lot of the time. Good bluegrassers usually have good instruments, with compensated bridge / nut to keep it in tune. I don't see that often on tenors.

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Re: I love the Banjo
« Reply #4 on: Feb 21, 2013, 08:19:58 PM »
That's maybe meant as a joke, but I find that true a lot of the time. Good bluegrassers usually have good instruments, with compensated bridge / nut to keep it in tune. I don't see that often on tenors.

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'cos no amount of compensation would help 'em Jim.  :o
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Re: I love the Banjo
« Reply #5 on: Feb 21, 2013, 08:49:52 PM »
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'cos no amount of compensation would help 'em Jim.

I get your drift :)

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Re: I love the Banjo
« Reply #6 on: Feb 21, 2013, 11:55:51 PM »
Banjo players spend half their time tuning .................

..................................and the other half, playing out of tune.    :o
This is what the harp folks are always saying, too... but I think they are fully aware of the "playing out of tune" part... ;)
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Re: I love the Banjo
« Reply #7 on: Feb 22, 2013, 12:10:04 AM »
...so y'all know the move *Amadeus* .... Where the King tells Mozart that there are "too many notes".........  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 22, 2013, 12:15:22 AM »
...so y'all know the move *Amadeus* .... Where the King tells Mozart that there are "too many notes".........  ;)
Banjo plays any at all, that's too many. ;)

I can just about handle all of the very simple chord changes that go along with "Dirty Old Town" on a tenor. A nice little ditty (along with "I'll Tell Me Ma") to irritate sensitive neighbors and scare small animals with.
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Re: I love the Banjo
« Reply #9 on: Feb 22, 2013, 03:50:11 AM »
hehehehe... I can so totally relate....

When does a banjo have perfect pitch?  When you pitch it into a pond, and it lands in the middle...(I can go on and on...take any viola joke, pipe, or box joke... and change the instrument)

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Re: I love the Banjo
« Reply #10 on: Feb 22, 2013, 04:25:53 AM »
:o

Why?

For it's sheer simplicity ......
                                            ........... it only has four strings, and they all sound the same.  :-*


That raised a smile ( not a lol) from me too.  Not a huge fan of the banjos at all.

 




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