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Banjo Teacher Required Wigan UK

Joan from Wigan 25 Aug 09 - 01:43 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 25 Aug 09 - 03:10 PM
GUEST,Banjo 26 Aug 09 - 05:25 AM
Joan from Wigan 27 Aug 09 - 01:47 PM
Leadfingers 27 Aug 09 - 02:42 PM
GUEST,BanjoRay 27 Aug 09 - 09:02 PM
GUEST,Russ 28 Aug 09 - 10:20 AM
Leadfingers 28 Aug 09 - 10:45 AM
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Subject: Banjo Teacher Required Wigan UK
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 01:43 PM

I have been asked by two members of Wigan Folk Club to find a banjo teacher, and so far I've been made aware of a guitar teacher in Bolton who also teaches banjo, but no one actually in Wigan. Does anyone know of a teacher in Wigan please? Or better still, can anyone make a recommendation?

Joan


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Subject: RE: Banjo Teacher Required Wigan UK
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 03:10 PM

What style of banjo playing are you talking about?


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Subject: RE: Banjo Teacher Required Wigan UK
From: GUEST,Banjo
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 05:25 AM

I teach Bluegrass/3 finger in Southport.

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Subject: RE: Banjo Teacher Required Wigan UK
From: Joan from Wigan
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 01:47 PM

Neither potential student has expressed a preference for style - I think both of them would be happy to find someone to teach any sort of basics.

I'll pass on your details, Guest Banjo, thank you.

Joan


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Subject: RE: Banjo Teacher Required Wigan UK
From: Leadfingers
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 02:42 PM

Its not so much style of play , but style of BANJO ! Tenor (Four String) is a totally different instrument to Five String !
Tenor (In Folk) tends to be Single string Melody , especially for Irish (As Barney McKenna of the Dubliners , whereas Five string is more picking , either Old Timey or Bluegrass !
I have had guys sent to me from a local shop for Banjo Basics who had bought a Five String and wanted to play Irish !


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Subject: RE: Banjo Teacher Required Wigan UK
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 09:02 PM

Terry - there's an American book by Tom Hanway that teaches Irish music on a five string using three finger picking. I've seen him play, and he sounds like Barney McKenna only better!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Banjo Teacher Required Wigan UK
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 10:20 AM

Thread creep.

Ken Perlman's melodic frailing style sometimes makes it sound like he's playing Irish tunes on a 4 string.

Russ (Permanent GUEST and banjo player)


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Subject: RE: Banjo Teacher Required Wigan UK
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 10:45 AM

Good points from both Ray and Russ , but a beginner player with the 'wrong' banjo for the style he wants to play will have to work Damn hard and still never reach Hanway or Perlman standard !b


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