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Fedele How to start playing Irish banjo? (22) How to start playing Irish banjo? 31 Aug 00


Well, I sometimes think it's time for me to find a REAL hobby, and I think I should play something. I think you all agree that playing together with friends or even people you've never met before - call it a "session" or so - is one of the most relaxing thing you can do.
And I'm also tired of always reading song lyrics without being able to sing them or play them. So I thought I could start playing the banjo.
Well, you know, Italy is not full of banjo teachers, so I think I have to learn it by myself. The problem is, I'm not very good in music theory, I can't play any instrument, ad obviously I can't play a banjo. I don't want to spend money for a banjo and then drop it after a few weeks because I can't manage it at all.
So can anyone suggest me some book or reference manual or something for absolute beginners? The point is, not ONLY tablatures - if you learn by tabs only, I guess how can you then play anything else when you don't have the tabs -; and it has to be something I can find here or I can order and pay by International Money Order, no credit card, and not too expensive
Well, the +BEST+ think would be a WEBPAGE, not a book, so I don't have to pay it at all.
Mind that I would like to play mostly Irish folk but also be capable of not get mad if anyone starts playing some American song or so.
Hope you can help me. Link me to some webpages please!!!


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