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    Banjo Cafe Forum has closed

    Thanks to those of you who have visited. Today we're taking steps to close the Banjo Cafe forum. The rest of the site will remain in operation since much of it is static, with exception for the...
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    Great article by Alison Brown

    From PBS -

    Column: A banker-turned-banjo player finds payoff in her passion

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    Deering Vega Senator Improv

    I just got a Deering Vega Senator Open Back 5-string, so here's a little video of some improvisation. Enjoy!


    https://youtu.be/09YbR7Z1QlM
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    Re: Post a picture of your Banjo Cafe ball cap

    Cool picture! I was a Red Sox fan as a kid. Your camera device doesn't understand EXIF. Exchangeable Image File Format. Explanation here which is really TMI for most of us.

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    Re: Well, I did it...

    I've always played by ear (such as the efforts on instruments could be called 'playing'), so that's not an issue. I like Longblackveil said, there was a time when there were no frets, and thousands...
  6. Re: Banjo-related recommendations for NYC, DC, Charlotte?

    http://www.turtlehillbanjo.com/
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    Re: Blue Chip thumb picks

    I use ACRI finger picks and used an ACRI thumb pick for a long time. I tried using Golden Gate thumb picks, but they break for me after just a few hours. The problem---My hands are very large, so the...
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    Re: Banjo method books? (for any style)

    The Following:

    "Straight Ahead Jazz", Pat Cloud................... Mel Bay
    "Melodic Clawhammer Banjo, Ken Perlman...... Centerstream
    "Clawhammer Style Banjo" , Ken Perlman................
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    Piney Ridge-Fiddle, Cello and Banjo

    Hi folks,
    Great to see the newest member of the 'Cafe' family! I'd like to share a video I did with a couple of exceptional musicians, Katie David Henderson-fiddle and Eric Wright-cello. We...
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    Re: A couple of old family photos...

    The first picture would have been taken around 1946 and is of my mom and my uncle (holding the banjo) -- I actually have that banjo; it was the banjo I learned my rolls and chords on. It's a Stella. ...
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    Attention fans of Celtic music

    May 2, 2012, Thistle and Shamrock broadcast a terrific show entitled Mando Banjo Magic. Grab some headphones and tell the boss at work Monday you're taking an online tutorial on team building,...
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    Made a banjo album - wanted to share!

    I made a banjo instrumental album out here at New, Improved Studio in Oakland California with a sweet band, buncha hoosiers. We recorded it live in a day. I named it Thank You Bird Snider as a...
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    Got 9 minutes?

    Give a watch and find out why Harry Reser is a legend in the bigger world of banjo that might not be what you're used to. Then come over and see what we have about him in our historical database that...
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    Re: YouTube instructional videos

    My father and I have been teaching on YouTube since '06. With 4,393,134 views we must be doing something right. https://www.youtube.com/user/Dobro33H

    There are almost 700 videos on my channel. In...
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