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I got the idea for this discussion after it was asked whether or not the balalaika was relevant in the realm of Classic Banjo. This is a thought-provoking observation as, for some reason, I had…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Hooks Mar 24.
I've produced an arrangement of a Russian solo, "Ах ты, берёза" (Ah you, birch tree) arranged (or composed) by Pavel Necheporenko. Stylistically, it follows the Russian BMG tradition of producing…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Moss Mar 21.
I had a go at lazy rhythm after Julian Egan mentioned it. Strangely, when I play it, I get the urge to play it with a dotted rhythm, so that rather than playing two quavers and a crotchet I'm playing…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by julian egan Jan 19.
So I was having a look at my old Dallas -- with its old, dry head, and its excessively high action -- and decided that something needed to be done.
Thing is, this banjo looks like it might be a bit troublesome. As I mentioned earlier, I had fixed a major crack in the dowel stick, but the dowel stick is poorly set (the heel doesn't make contact with the pot) which means I will probably have to remove the dowel stick, scrap it, and make a new one... so I'll need some advice as…Continue
Posted on June 6, 2011 at 21:00 — 20 Comments
I just found out a way to get a really neat, cheap and effective banjo mute, which dampens the sound consideraby. Ever since I switched from nylguts to Christ Sands heavies + Ren head, combined with my hard picking, my banjo has become enormously loud -- and I love it! Still, sometimes I need to produce a quieter sound than the ear-piercing roar of my killing machine, so I just put on a cheap Tourte violin mute I had lying around -- and it works! Just pop it between the second and third…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2011 at 11:44 — 1 Comment
It's been a while since I last posted here, so I might as well post a few updates. There have been a few developments in the past few weeks which have taken time away from my banjo studies, namely that I got a pretty good job (which means... no, not more money to spend on banjos... must... not... spend on banjos!) and that I seem to have come down with the flu for the past few days so banjo playing isn't as pleasant as usual.
Still, I've been having a closer look at my old,…Continue
Posted on April 4, 2011 at 13:35 — 5 Comments