Dueling Banjos?

 4/24/13

Dueling Banjos?

We performed a bit of an experiment this past Saturday. No, it didn’t involve Bunsen burners or microscopes, but you could say there was some physics involved – string vibration! We had not one but two harp (harmonica) players show up, so I asked the guitar players when they soloed to play along with the harp players: trying to exchange musical phrases. Then we matched up pairs of guitar players and tried the same thing. Folks seemed to really enjoy this so we will probably be doing more in the future! Playing off another musician gets us away from the belly-button staring cocoon we often go into when soloing; it also increase awareness of our voice within the overall sound we are creating.
There were no banjoes involved, but we would certainly enjoy having one! Or mandolins, or washboards, percussion, bass, heck anybody is welcome.˜
dueling banjos
Dueling Banjos

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