September 2, 2011 in Home
Welcome to Banjo Bandits our motto is “It doesn’t matter how you play, as long as you play.”
Banjo Bandits is a collaboration between banjo playing YouTube friends who want to bring people together musically. It’s that simple really.
If you don’t play the banjo, that’s okay. We encourage participation from people playing other instruments too.
This site is for fun and will attempt to do several things that other sites do not currently do. First, we will provide a community that unites banjo playing Youtubers that gives them a place to come together that’s different than the current set-up. Here you will be able to showcase your videos knowing that there are already people here viewing and cheering you on that are interested in your endeavors. You are also able to upload videos asking or answering other’s questions. You can also share your music using linked mp3 audio files.
Members are welcome to share instructional videos as well as performance videos. If you feel like you have something to share that could be helpful to others, then please share it. Teach us a song that you know or show us a cool lick. Other members can then make videos showing how we’ve applied what we learned from you. We hope to unite a community of beginners and make them feel welcome as well as add tunes to their own individual Youtube channels. You may also share helpful links for lyrics, chords, tabs (if available) and whatever you can find.
This site is for all levels of musicians and has a collaborations area where “musical experiments” and exchanges can take place. Fun-city!!
This site is not a place to sell or peddle your products. This is a safe and free zone and we will do everything we possibly can to ensure that this place stays just that. Another thing this site aims to leave out are endless technical or equipment discussions. This is the fun stuff people, there are other sites for all that.
To give a bit of background about the creators here is a short bio on them:
Tim Davis – When I was a teenager growing up in Tennessee, I played a little bit of guitar and was really interested in music. However, I became so busy with college and then graduate school and then working as a high school teacher that I never had time to learn and play more. In 2006, I stopped teaching and found myself as a stay-at-home father living in South Korea. I started learning to play guitar again. I then stumbled onto the banjo in October 2007 and thought what a great instrument for me to play to remind me of home. I’ve had some great experiences playing the banjo in Korea. I’ve performed with a cowbell band, with Canadian singer-songwriters, and with a Korean bluegrass band. I’ve jammed on the streets of Gwangju and in the subways of Seoul. The banjo is a great conversation starter. I’ve been making youtube videos of myself learning the banjo from the very first week I got one. I’ve seen other people on youtube doing the same as me, and I felt that there needs to be a community for us to more easily share our ideas with each other.
Mandy – Mandy plays banjo and a tiny bit of guitar. She likes to fool around with a tin whistle on occasion too. Mandy feels strongly about emphasizing that music is and should always be fun first and foremost. Mandy likes to blend styles of play in songs and claims no particular style or genre of music. Her husband Jon will also be here making appearances in videos singing and playing his guitar. Their young daughter will also make appearances from time-to-time.
We welcome you and hope that you will stay awhile. Sign up now, membership is free. Please feel welcome to let us know your ideas on how to make this an even better place to come.