Tag Archives: banjo

Home Grown Music

As a undaunted woodworker I have made most of my musical instruments over the years.  I could never justify purchasing a high-end, high-quality instrument but I could make a reasonable proxy.  My interest has been rekindled in the last couple … Continue reading

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Old Time Music

The heart and soul of a people, no matter where you are.

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A Tale in Open G; have a look at this cigar box guitar

For the love of home-made music.  Click the link below the image for the story. The CBG Procrastination: A Tale in Open G.

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Old Joe Clark

A simple, short tune that in the hands of master craftsmen becomes truly great.  And it’s a real American Classic.  I guess the South isn’t all bad.

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Early Banjo

A little historical banjo for a musical Monday.  Nothing comes from nothing.  The banjo is truly American with roots in Africa, the mother of us all.

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The Unlikely Banjoist

A post I’ve been hanging onto; a bit off-topic, personal, and possibly without any point. I am an unlikely banjoist.  I got a very cheap banjo when I was 14 years old but didn’t find a teacher.  I took a … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger 1919-2014

Pete Seeger, The Incomplete Folksinger Rest in Peace I was a closet banjo picking classical music major when I really got into Pete Seeger.  A great man with high morals, and a willingness to fight for what he believed in.

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