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SengaMcp

Airheads

Is thur a Bert Weedon fur err gitaristas? It seems thur shuid be. Iss cuid be wan fur yoo Boo, better'n at daggblamed banjo onyway.
Boudleaux C Merkin

Us banjoists, and wannabee banjoists, don't need no steenking air banjoists.
Bluegrass banjo players use a thumb and two fingers and keep the plucking hand rock steady ... any extra movement kin only slow the mad bastirts doon by a nano-second or two, which they hate.
Clawhammer players use only a thumb and wan finger. The plucking/frailing hand moves only with downward strokes, sometimes at a helluva lick, but always within a very confined space in order tae keep the speed up.
AG

Ah'm jist wonderin here. Dis aw this banjo playin:
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...with downward strokes, sometimes at a helluva lick, but always within a very confined space in order tae keep the speed up.
no play havoc wi yer auld repetitive strain injuries fae yer fluffin days?

Ah'm no even goin tae ask aboot upward strokes.  Shocked
Boudleaux C Merkin

Baith occupations ur mutually beneficial. The auld RSI is, of course, a fluffer's nitemerr. Witness mah recent appearance in the High Court - Merkin v Wanquer Fillums. Ah wiz tryin' tae sue mah erstwhile employers fur injuries recieved in the commission o' wan o' therr mair energetic adult fillums but Ah came a cropper, due tae an narrow minded judge, when Ah wiz jiled fur demonstrating, wi' the help o' the Clerk of the Court, the particular wrist action thit Ah believe, caused mah carpark tunnel.
Thirty days fur tryin' tae get justice! Outrageous.

brw Clawhammer banjo players don't play any notes on the upward hand movement.
Neil

So they're simplex players, nae duplex?

Surely they'd play gey near twice as fast if they played notes on baith strokes.
Heidy

This is indeed quite true Neil,but the eejits widny be able tae coont thum!
Boudleaux C Merkin

Therr's many a nice tune buggered up by bein' pleyed too fast. Maist clawhammer tunes ur pleyed at a moderate, sometimes slow, pace. Dwight Diller is noted fur his slow hypnotic style of playing.
Here's a wee tune played a wee bit too quickly but still nice; any faster would ruin it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEf7gBT8eNY&feature=related
SengaMcp

Ah see thon Les Paul popped aff the ither day. Noo there wis a bloke wha cuidha hud ma vote.
Hollowhorn

SengaMcp wrote:
Ah see thon Les Paul popped aff the ither day.

Disnae make him a bad persin.
SengaMcp

Hollowhorn wrote:
SengaMcp wrote:
Ah see thon Les Paul popped aff the ither day.

Disnae make him a bad persin.

Eh?
Hollowhorn

Ah pop aff aw ra time, it's the cabbage ah hink.

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