Category Archives: Banjos in General

A Banjo Lifecycle

A banjo is… Envisioned Created Marketed Found to be a source of inspiration Bought Cherished Played Played a little less Stored suddenly Found suddenly Treasured and played again surprisingly, stored Rediscovered by same, played Reluctantly stored Languished Sold Played, enthusiastically Played … Continue reading

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The Steve Martin Effect

I had a sneaking suspicion in the back of my mind that such a thing as this would happen. But I never named it until now. I’ll call it the Steve Martin effect, because that great comedian/musician/actor was the catalyst – … Continue reading

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A Major Problem Playing the Banjo?

If you read my blog often, you may have noticed I’ve put no new content out in over a month now. I know I’ve been very aware of this fact myself. I guess I’ve been more than a little preoccupied … Continue reading

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Sold: An Epiphone MB-200

I finally sold one of mine – a banjo, that is. It was an Epiphone MB-200 I had bought used a few years ago. At the time, I thought it was just a small step above a beginning banjo, so … Continue reading

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A Taxonomy of Banjos

This is just a fun excursion into different types of banjos. Some of you know all of these variants already, but here they are for all to see: all the different types of banjos that I am aware of. I’ve … Continue reading

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Nine Reasons a Banjo Teacher Should go to NashCamp

When I was at NashCamp two weeks ago, I didn’t hear anyone else mention that they were a banjo teacher. I’m sure several of the people there besides the faculty taught at various levels, but I got to thinking how … Continue reading

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Day Three of NashCamp

Day three of the NashCamp Fall Banjo Retreat is the last day, so Sunday had a bit of a different feeling to it – like we must do whatever we planned to do today or wait until next year. Getting … Continue reading

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Day Two of NashCamp

Saturday was the second day of my first time at NashCamp, just southwest of Nashville, TN near the small town of Fairview. I got up and headed for the dining hall, where almost all of the activities took place. Still … Continue reading

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Day One of NashCamp

Well, I made it here to NashCamp! I’m sitting in the Dining hall, listening to the cacophony of twangs – barely a guitar or mandolin in sight. Needless to say, it’s rather loud. I see one reason why only banjo … Continue reading

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Are We Having Fun (Still)?

The banjo itself is the lowest comon denominator; having fun with it should be also. Continue reading

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