Sunday, November 04, 2007

Deb plays banjo!

video

Live from Sand Creek...it's me!

It was a bit dark, and my cinematographer (Calvin) kept moving in front of the light, but...you get the idea.

15 comments:

pablo said...

AWESOME! I'm sooo envious!

Thanks for giving us this. I hope you do it again.

barefoot gardener said...

This is sooooooo coooooool! I wonder, is "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" one of the first songs you have to learn on every instrument? I remember it was for flute, and piano....and now that I think about it, when I started teaching myself guitar, that was one of the first ones, there, too!

Thank you so much for sharing, it was great!

Mike Hendrickson said...

Hey Deb that was real good! After hearing that I am in the mood for gumbo! My daughter came home Friday from school all excited that she made the school orchestra that goes around and plays at events. Becca plays the violin.

Keep it up and soon enough you'll be on HeeHaw or at the Grand Ol Oprey!

Lynne said...

Yay Deb!! That's so cool to hear your voice and your banjo music. Please-oh-please do a mandolin video too.

eric said...

Outstanding! Thanks for that. Good for you for endeavoring to learn a new instrument. Are you bothered by the finger picks?

RuthieJ said...

Hey Deb, that was so cool! I'm impressed by your talent and the fact that you only just got that banjo last week....truly amazing!! I'll second Lynne's request for the mandolin video.

Deb said...

Pablo- Thanks!

Barefoot Gardener- Thanks! I do think "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" must be the universal beginner's song. Maybe it's because you only need to know five notes.

Mike H- Thanks! That's great that your daughter is in orchestra. I always enjoyed band and orchestra in high school and college (I played flute). And, I was so caught up in the video making process, I forgot to blog about seeing my first pine grosbeak of the year, then I saw three evening grosbeaks this morning! That'll have to be another post.

Lynne- Thanks! I was just thinking, my mandolin has been a bit neglected lately. :)

Eric- Thanks! The finger picks did bother me for a while, until I found out from an online video lesson that I was wearing them backwards. Oops. Then they still took some getting used to, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.

RuthieJ- Thanks! It does help to have a musical background, but the banjo is different enough to create a challenge.

dharma bum said...

Awesome. A very fun video. Keep 'em coming!

momadness said...

Lookin' good, Deb!

arcolaura said...

That tune takes me back to family sing-songs - way, way back - thanks!

LauraHinNJ said...

Ooh I would love a mandolin video!

Cool to see you playing, Deb.

Deb said...

Dharma Bum- I'm still in awe of the fact that I can record a video on my camera, and post it! Part Two is coming...

Momadness- Thank you!

Arcolaura- You mean this is a real song, that people actually sang? I was thinking it was something invented by music teachers....
Thanks.

LauraH- That does it. A mandolin video is in the works! My kids are now very into shooting videos. With my camera, because theirs don't have sound. I just may take this opportunity to upgrade!

Larry said...

Very cool! Looks like you are of to a good start.I have to admit though-it's really interesting for me to hear you talk on the video. How about some singing on the next one?

Deb said...

Larry- I always think my voice sounds strange on recordings; more nasal and low than what I think it is. I'll have to get my guitar out and do a song one of these times!

Larry said...

Sounds like fun.