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A Tutor (banjo)

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MARINER 19 Nov 00 - 04:13 PM
GUEST,Frugz 19 Nov 00 - 05:10 PM
Little Neophyte 19 Nov 00 - 05:17 PM
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Subject: A Tutor
From: MARINER
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 04:13 PM

Can anyone help me out here?. I've decided to try to learn the 5 string banjo which has been lying around my house for 20 years or so, maybe longer.Now I have two problems , one is that I'm left handed, the other is that I'm a late starter, very late.And I've never played an instrument of any kind before.( the only non playerin at least two generations of my family) Is there a good book on 5 string banjo that anyone can reccomend??. Time is ticking on,I've got to do it now.


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Subject: RE: A Tutor
From: GUEST,Frugz
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 05:10 PM

Try starting with Pete Seeger's 5 string banjo book also a good one by Art Rosenbaum, The Art of the 5 string banjo after you've mastered those look for Bill Keith, Tony Trishka and Bela Fleck...............Good Luck !!!!


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Subject: RE: A Tutor
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 19 Nov 00 - 05:17 PM

Mariner, I may not be left handed, but I did take up the banjo only about 1 1/2 years ago. It has brought me so much joy and a bundle of wonderful new folks in my life.

Frugz makes a great suggestion about Pete Seeger's book. I got lots of guidance from Pete's book. But most important for me was finding a good instructor. That made the biggest difference and offered me the most inspiration.

Little Neo


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