Just This Banjo: free/open banjo instruction for an angry moment, because you can't be sad while playing the banjo

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free/open banjo instruction for an angry moment, because you can’t be sad while playing the banjo

Well, you can be mad, but maybe a banjo can still help, even then.

It usually is a lot more fun to play them, of course.

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Cool, but if you actually want to learn how to play the banjo, Tom Collins and Clifton Hicks have better videos.

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This is my favorite instruction video - well, audio - for the banjo:

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Some evidence backing your headline claim:

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About 3 months ago, I picked up a Ukulele because I was depressed. Really easy to play. Happy Birthday by the first week.

(Might not be for everyone in the household.)

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Its weird how the opposite of happy is sad, unless the opposite of happy is angry. Yet the opposite of both angry and sad, is banjo.

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http://cdn8.openculture.com/2017/08/28221226/5855201480_13e81b79f0_b.jpg

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While I appreciate the joke, I’d say that the by opposite of happy is sad and the opposite of angry is calm.

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I love Patrick, learned the banjo from him, bought my banjo from him, he does great work. That being said, it’s a little ironic that he is seeing vitriol on the internet and wanting to put a stop to it. A quick mention of his name on other banjo forums will show you what I mean. He isn’t 100% at fault in every instance, there’s a lot of jerks in the community, but he can be super nasty to people who disagree with him. He goes zero to a thousand real fast.

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you can’t be sad while playing the banjo



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Can confirm it’s hard to be sad playing a banjo, but you can sure make some sad music with it.

I’ve found it’s uncommon enough (at least in suburban Michigan) that when people encounter you playing, they’re left a little amused and a little nonplussed.

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Karen Dalton was the shit. Thank you for posting this.

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I have a friend who was homeless wandering Europe with a banjo. Their advice is that if you are ever lost in a foreign country with no money, it’s good to have a banjo.

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" [because you can’t be sad while playing the banjo"
But you can be afraid when hearing banjos playing

my pleasure!

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