#1
I need some good banjo tunes to play i dont know much country and dont like it either i would be into some blues, all i can play just now is duelling banjos, the extremist by joe satriani and some other melodies.
#4
Dude get into bluegrass. It isn't like country exactly. Especially the country you are probably thinking of. Look up Tony Trischka or Bela Fleck for the two best progressive banjo players around. Or go to the bluegrass rocks group for more suggestions, there is a link in my sig.

And to answer your question: Clinch Mountain Backstep
#5
Quote by Beakwithteeth
Dude get into bluegrass. It isn't like country exactly. Especially the country you are probably thinking of. Look up Tony Trischka or Bela Fleck for the two best progressive banjo players around. Or go to the bluegrass rocks group for more suggestions, there is a link in my sig.

And to answer your question: Clinch Mountain Backstep


im not really wanting to get too into the redneck kind of stuff im not even america (but duelling banjos is good fun tho) really just want some relatively easy tunes to pick up. I had to teach banjo to someone so figured i might as well learn the damn thing lol.

also i like bela fleck a lot.
#6
the only songs I know how to play on banjo are Cripple Creek and Knocking on Heaven's Door

I'm learning clawhammer style
this guy is brilliant at it: http://www.milesmusic.org/

just google "clawhammer banjo" and you'll find a bunch of stuff on how to play
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#10
Quote by Zan3
im not really wanting to get too into the redneck kind of stuff im not even america.


Only a small portion of modern bluegrass could be considered "redneck", that my friend is a stereotype.

Seriously, listen to my suggestions. You like Bela Fleck huh? The other guy I suggested, Tony Trischka, was his teacher. He has a few jazz fusion albums from the '70s and '80s and some classical stuff with Bela Fleck, if you REALLY don't want bluegrass then you should check that out.

Also not being in America doesn't mean you can't like bluegrass, the Czech Republic actually has a fertile bluegrass scene. Check out Druha Trava.
#11
Quote by PollyWntsCrack
why not, not play it at all


not not what?
#12
Take It Easy by The Eagles has a pretty radical banjo part playing in the background.

Also, the album Pork Soda by Primus displays some pretty cool banjo parts. Look it up.
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#13
Bela Fleck and The Flecktones.

DO IT.

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#14
Quote by British Josh
Take It Easy by The Eagles has a pretty radical banjo part playing in the background.

Also, the album Pork Soda by Primus displays some pretty cool banjo parts. Look it up.


Yeah but Primus uses "guitjo" or whatever you wanna call it where it is a 6 string banjo tuned like guitar. (Don't get me wrong they are one of my favorite bands.)
#21
Look up Iron Horse's album Fade To Bluegrass. Its a sweet Metallica tribute
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#22
Quote by Beakwithteeth
I would assume it is a banjo that is mandolin sized and tuned like a mandolin.


anyone care to elaborate on this?!?
#23
A mandolin is tuned GDAE (opposite of the bottom guitar strings). A banjo mandolin would probably have small steel strings that are not doubled like a regular mandolin would be and it would have a floating bridge and no soundhole. etc. It would be a mandolin that looks and sounds like a banjo.
#26
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Gallows Pole by Led Zeppelin. Learn the banjo part.
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#28
Pete Seeger, a **** load of Pete Seeger.
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#29
Sufjan Stevens comes to mind. Lots of his stuff uses a crapload of instruments and alot of his simpler music uses a lot of banjo. Songs like Decatur, For the Widows in Paradise, and The Mistress Witch from McClure are some good ones.
#34
the banjo kazooie theme tune!
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#38
Quote by Zan3
dude check this out you will like it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLIRl15vPSs

I have that album. Some songs are good, but some aren't...
Nobody's Fault But Mine is probably the best
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