Okay so I'm getting a banjo...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Malicaii12, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Hey guys. I have decided to take up the banjo. I've never been good at any musical instrument and I think it will be a healthy pastime for me to take up an instrument. I've decided on banjo simply because I love them.

    I was wondering if anybody knew which banjo to go for. I'm looking at an Ozark TB2 resonator standard-scale tenor banjo, which has 4 strings. I've been told that it's a good banjo for beginners. Does anybody have any expertise in the banjo industry? :p

    I'm also wondering what to learn on it. I'm aiming to eventually learn:

    Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
    Helena Beat - Foster The People
    Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
    Dustbowl Dance - Mumford & Sons
    Broken Crown - Mumford & Sons

    There's a decent YouTube channel that a guy's made called happybanjodude. It has a few of those songs on it.

    If anybody has any useful banjo tips, I'd love to hear them. It'd also be cool to know if you have a talent for a random instrument. :)
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  2. I just have unfounded prejudices against banjos as being an instrument for rednecks and 'hicks'. I just figured I should point that out, because I really have no legitimate reason to have anything against banjos or banjo players, lol. :p

    So good luck on learning how to play. :) I've attempted learning several instruments myself, but I haven't had the perseverance to get good enough with any of them that it's worth mentioning.
  3. I hope its the N64 version...
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  4. Dibs on backstage passes to your first banjo concert.
  5. I got second ticket then, Dustbowl Dance is one of my fav songs of all time, getting my monies worth of new album Babel too. :)
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  6. Aww, now I can't post this without it being wierd...
  7. My childhood. <3
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  8. I'm British, so I can't fit that stereotype :p

    Also, thus far, perseverance has been my main fault.

    The new album is brilliant. I've listened to it like every day since it's release :p
  9. Agreed and duplicated, i am expecting quite a few albums of increasing splendour to come. :)
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