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Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by ~JM~, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. ~JM~

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    Doesn't have to be on Sunday morning, just for fun, personal enjoyment or worship.

    I pick a Banjer in the thumb lead style and clawhammer.

    Here's a quick vid of me playing Gospel Ship by the Carter Family in clawhammer style. The Banjer is a fretless mountain banjo with goat skin head.

    http://youtu.be/Kiqz0HrpWGw

    I look forward to hearing you play.

    Yours in The Lord,

    jm
     
  2. 12strings

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    Guitar, Piano, Euphonium (Small tuba), Percussion...Mostly lead music in church from the guitar or piano...not so much the euphonium.
     
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    I play my phonograph
     
  5. ~JM~

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    We might have enough folks to start a band!
     
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    Well, I could probably thump my foot on a bass drum while playing guitar...but I can't play harmonica at the same time.
     
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    Guitar, bass, I can keep a good beat on drums but nothing fancy. Used to be pretty good on blues harp. Can play a little piano.
     
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    Cornet...( b flat trumpet)
     
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    If diatonic harmonica counts, yes. I took piano for one year when I was 9 and 10, and I can't play much above that level now, even though there have been a few times I've tried to up my ability; I just don't keep it up long. I have, however, composed a few songs on a keyboard.

    I found years ago, in a nursing home ministry, that some songs those folks liked are really easy to play on a harmonica... "On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand," "Heavenly Sunlight" (especially my jazzy version thereof), and older ones like "Never Alone."
     
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    Along that same line of logic[?]:smilewinkgrin:, yours truly once tried to play my radio.....but all I ever got was static! :laugh::tonofbricks:
     
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    One of my favorite songs along with "The Lighthouse"
     
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    Must be a side affect for listening to AFN? :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, Sarge, even though it was 4.5 decades ago, it's hard to get that kind of static out of one's mind!! :BangHead:
     
  14. Bro. Curtis

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    I enjoyed your playing . Who built your banjo ?

    I play in The Black Mountain Boys, and here's some of our work. It's me on the guitar.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203703863696578

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203704059581475


    If yer ever down here, we play a free concert every Tuesday night, for some of the elderly folk, and special needs clients, but it's open to the public, and we could have you sit in. We always have guests. Wheat Montana has been nice enough for the past 8 years or so to let us use their facility so theres no overhead. It's really cool.

    Anyhoo, nice hearing you rap that banjer around a bit.
     
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    It appears to be a fretless, scalloped neck ? Nice, woody tone.

    I had a very nice open back banjo built by Jaroslav Prucha, in the Czech Republic, but I ended up trading it to a guy who knew something about what it was, for a very valuable Gibson Les Paul. I eventually smartened up and sold my Les Paul and got a nice ring for my sweetie.


    Here's a video of that old banjo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5GMfgLGVLY
     
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    I play guitar, piano, mandolin, and banjo. Because I plan mandolin, I can play a little fiddle, but I don't have great bowing technique. I can tear up Faded Love and Amarillo By Morning, though. I can also play a little steel if I have to, but simple stuff. I've been blessed to play with some really amazing pickers who made me better than I probably really am.

    Nowadays, I mostly play in a little pickup band for fundraisers and I sit in with a friend's band every now and then.
     
  19. ~JM~

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    The BaptistBoard has some talent! Awesome.
     
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    I play piano. Though I don't have any videos of my playing to share. Any time I have tried, something interrupts the video. Like the phone rings, or a family member starts talking to me suddenly.:tonofbricks: Or I mess up too badly to keep the video.
     
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