Howdy All!


#1

Well,
I didnt see an intro area and wanted to introduce my self and say hey all. Name is Todd been playin music for about 6 years. Crazy story, Piano player at church needed a bass player so I gave it a shot worked hard and loved it. Picked up a Mandolin I had lyin around one day and it hit me, WOW this aint near as hard as the Bass! (for me anyway) The fiths bug bit me. I am all self tought (probably some bad habits!! :confused: ) But I know play the Tenors (guitar and Banjo), dulcimers, and of course the Mandolin. I am by far an expert but Love music, bluegrass and gospel are my things I love best. I have some weird sense of timing that just came to me (through my head? you all know what I mean if you are into music we somehow all seem to have it? Mine is just a hair different than most? :laughing: ) I joined the gold pick and forum to help aid me in getting better. I am also introducing my sis in law to mandolin from guitar. I didnt want here to pick up my bad habits so I joined and will be going through the lessons with her, hey never hurts to get back to basics right!I also own and use recording equipment so I have a ton of “toys” :smiley: I am also a Cancer survivor of 2.5 year now so I REALLY enjoy life and all I do!! I look forward to some good discussions and probably some help and tips from all the good people here!!

God Bless,
Todd


#2

Howdy Todd!
Welcome to the site! Ben recently put up some great beginner mando vids which should be good for the sis in law. They were a big help for me.

We do some collaborative recordings, and since you record, you might be interested in that.

There isn’t an official introduction area, but we do have a member location area that serves that purpose in ways. Larry put up a google map where people can pin their locations. The thread is here:
https://banjoebenclark.com/forum/t/member-locations/36/1

Nice to meet you,


#3

Thank you Brother! Yes sir those tabs for beginers are what I am going to take her through, tryin to get here started right! and this is a good place for that!!

I did some original recordings while I was sick, just some stuff the Lord put into my heart and Head, on the really tough days I was given the gift to go inot the stuido and create, it was an awesome thing!

I will chek out that mao and you have a great weekend!


#4

Welcome to the site, Todd! Good to have ya with us.


#5

If you are looking to jump into the collaborative recordings, here’s a link to the area where we discuss them:
viewforum.php?f=29

We use kompoz.com for the actual file sharing. Here’s a link to a project that got stalled a bit. We had a vocalist get sick, and then we haven’t heard from her in a while:
kompoz.com/compose-collabora … ctId=38250
It will wind back up at some point.

This is another project that is still open. There are a few break spots left to be done:
kompoz.com/compose-collabora … ctId=37367

Have a good one,


#6

Welcome, Todd. We got some friendly people here, so jump right in and have fun.


#7

Mike,
That site is cool and to be able to file share is Awesome! I DL the fiddler blues song. Tried to put a small tenor banjo part in it, not quite happy with it yet but I will continue to work on it. Like I said I have a weird sense of timing and seem to hear things a bit differently so I am a bit weary about laying down a track on something someone else created!! But I guess if they didnt like it they could just delete it :wink:


#8

Good deal! If you listened to the separate tracks, you probably noticed that we include a synch tone at the beginning. It allows whoever is mixing to line the tracks up properly. There is a video that describes the process on Kopoz, but if you have any questions, let us know. Larry and I were at some point going to do a thread on the process for people interested in collaborative recording, but it sounds like you are probably already good to go. I look forward to hearing it.


#9

Welcome to the forum Todd. We’re all here to learn what we can and share what little knowledge we have!


#10

Welcome Todd! Don’t know if you realise what you are getting into here - it may take over your life :open_mouth: - but either way these blokes are a singularly friendly and helpful mob. :smiley:


#11

Thanks all,

Hey Bulldog, that good because that’s what I have

“little Knowledge” hehehehe :laughing:

I like learning though, Mike and crew got me interested in learning the melody for the Fiddlers blues, now I have almost learned part A, Learned it, cant play it effectively yet but I know it!! :unamused: