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Goin' Acoustic

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KaBar2, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,126 Likes Received: 64
    Lately I've noticed that there is a lot more music around from people who don't play electrified instruments. They are amplified, of course, but the instruments themselves are acoustic. Since I've started trying to learn how to play the banjo (boy, am I bad) it's piqued my interest. Anybody else notice this? I'd love to be able to make my own music--no electricity required, just me and a five-string. (Sigh.) It will take years to get there, I think.
     
  2. Jackson

    Jackson Veteran Member

    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 7,345 Likes Received: 122
    :rolleyes:
     
  3. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    i own 4 electric guitars... i just got my first acoustic a few weeks ago... sitting on my front steps with a beer and the guitar is the most fun i've had in a long while...
    and banjos are a lot of fun... my dad has one... it's easy to sound like you kinda know what you're doing, but to actually play well they're a damn hard instrument... but still fun...
     
  4. metallix

    metallix Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 7, 2001 Messages: 2,955 Likes Received: 1
    its all about sampling and making your own music without using real instruments. unless you consider software to be an 'instrument.'

    latel'y ive fallen in love with classical music. it has such a charm to it that no other style can match. (especially pop-garbage)
     
  5. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i want an acoustic bass, then i want to learn how to play it
     
  6. Some1

    Some1 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 14,835 Likes Received: 92
    yea acoustic is ok. its defiantly adds alot of body to a band, my band has one and when we play with out it, it just isnt the same. Nylon string is where its at in my book though old spanish guitar crazy finger picking i cant get enough of it. Banjo has to be the my favorite out of every guitar like instrument i was thinking bout picking one up but there so damn expensive.

    oh check out my band if you like
    www.tenetmusic.com
     
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    I play the harmonica (also very badly)

    question kabar... are you the 'kabar' on fark?
     
  8. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    my dad plays the banjo...I'm trying to talk him into learning how to play the deliverance theme song.
     
  9. angelofdeath

    angelofdeath Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 4,375 Likes Received: 79
    acoustic is the way. i been playing since i was 10, (the guitar and banjo) i love metal, hardcore, punk, blues etc... but my roots are in bluegrass and old country. playing for about 11 or 12 years acoustic and only acoustic is all i know.

    "bluegrass isnt bluegrass without martin guitars."
     
  10. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,126 Likes Received: 64
    Angelofdeath

    What kind of banjo do you play? I've got two (neither one of which I can play very well.) One is a no-name resonator that is made out of bakelite (some odd kind of brown plastic) with a wooden neck. I think it is actually a Silvertone, at least it sort of looks like it.

    The other one I bought on eBay. It's an Iida (EE-dah), made in Japan. It's a pretty good banjo, needs a little work though.

    Oh, so far as I know I've neber been on fark (whatever that is.)
     
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