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Old 11-14-2012, 06:17 AM   #1
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Any pickers in COS area?

After putting down my dog torture device for a dozen years and forgetting everything I thought I'd learned, I'm trying to reconnect with my 5 string banjo. Just curious if there are any other pickers in or around the COS area that'd like to get
together and pick, BS about bikes and trips and perhaps enjoy a beverage or two. Not looking to go on tour, just kill some time before spring when we can all riding again!
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:51 AM   #2
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:07 AM   #3
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Yea, sumthin' like that... I don't know that many corny jokes tho...

How do you know the stage is level at a bluegrass festival?


The banjo players drools out of both sides of his mouth...
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:10 AM   #4
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Hee Haw was on every week when I was a kid. That was the show that made me appreciate country music and especially Roy Clark -
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:30 AM   #5
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I still don't know how you can tell if someone is playing a banjo well or not...




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Old 11-14-2012, 07:52 AM   #6
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I still don't know how you can tell if someone is playing a banjo well or not...


Perfect pitch on a banjo: Tossing it in the dumpster and having it land on an accordion.

I'm sure my "playing" would do nothing to help your understanding...
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:58 AM   #7
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I still don't know how you can tell if someone is playing a banjo well or not...




Their name is Bela Fleck, or not.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:12 AM   #8
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Perfect pitch on a banjo: Tossing it in the dumpster and having it land on an accordion.


A buddy I used to play guitar with also played the banjo....
I figured since we both played guitar, how tough could it be?
it's NOTHING like playing guitar


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I'm sure my "playing" would do nothing to help your understanding...
I picked up guitars and motorcycles the same year - 1968. They both became lifelong passions that I still do every day.
I should be much better at both


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Old 11-14-2012, 09:16 AM   #9
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First thing I thought of were these guys


I was about ready to say YES till I saw you meant a different type of picking...LOL
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #10
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First thing I thought of were these guys


I was about ready to say YES till I saw you meant a different type of picking...LOL
My first thought on the thread title too!
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My first thought on the thread title too!
Hey I would find it fun to go through someones barn of stuff they have not been in for a long time. I'm a little sad this thread is not what I thought it was.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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Hey I would find it fun to go through someones barn of stuff they have not been in for a long time. I'm a little sad this thread is not what I thought it was.
Sorry Modette, I knew if I put banjo or bluegrass in the title, I'd get punted/ignored/shunned.

If you find a barn like you described, gimme a call, I can be a dual purpose picker!
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #13
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What's the difference between a banjo and an onion?

No one cries when you cut up a banjo.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:49 PM   #14
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:55 PM   #15
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Merf,

I play a Martin Herringbone D28. Had it forever but haven't played much in years. Played in a bluegrass band growing up in Arkansas. Nothing fancy. Just rhythm and some simple bass runs. Definitely NOT Clarence White or Tony Rice.

I took a solo break once but was asked by the band to make it my last!


We've met at the Team Texas camp at the 500. Smoljian was there too. Maybe the year he double flatted on Caniball Plateau?

Would be fun to get together sometime if I can over the mortification of embarrassing myself on guitar.
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