Tuesday, September 22, 2015

My Husband the Banjo Player

My husband has a hidden talent...he plays banjo! He took lessons in piano, classical violin, and fiddle starting at age four and began studying banjo in junior high. After learning the basics from a family friend, he then went on to teach himself through high school and college.

Listening to my husband play music always puts me in a cheerful mood, and I look forward to watching him use his talents to teach our children someday. Here is a video we filmed last night of Mr. Handsome playing "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" on banjo. If you enjoy this one, I'll post more!

20 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/22/2015

    please tell us his name.....

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  2. Anonymous9/22/2015

    LOVE it! I began trying to learn fiddle when I was 17, a bit late to start, but better late than never right? :-) That would definitely put me in a chipper mood. Good for him! Do you play anything?

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    1. Thank you! I agree. You're never too old to pick up an instrument. :) I learned basic classical violin as a child, and now I'm learning mandolin (with the help of my husband and brother-in-law). The strings are the same as the violin, which makes it easier, but memorizing the chords is difficult.

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous9/22/2015

    I loved it, thank you!!!
    Alexis

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  4. Anonymous9/22/2015

    He's good, I would love to see videos of him playing piano, violin and fiddle as well! I taught myself how to play piano and now I'm trying to teach myself how to play violin. I love playing music!

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    1. Thank you! I'll have him film some more videos. :)

      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous9/22/2015

    Awesome! I lliked it a lot :-)

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  6. He makes bnajo playing look so easy!

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  7. Anonymous9/22/2015

    He makes it look SO easy! :0)

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  8. Lovely - thank you ()

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  9. Anonymous9/22/2015

    Wow! Pretty fantastic banjo playing!!

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  10. Wow amazing! You are really some country people. I live in Los Angeles where nobody plays that. The banjo is such a cool instrument!

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  11. Anonymous9/24/2015

    That is a talent for sure!! I come from a long line of musical folks, but none play the banjo! I want one now - that's super awesome!!! How long has he been playing?

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    1. Hi there!

      He has been playing banjo for about 15 years, violin for 20, and guitar for about 10.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous9/26/2015

      I would love to hear some violin!!

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  12. Anonymous9/24/2015

    awesome! Encore please!

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  13. Anonymous9/24/2015

    Wow amazing he is so good. It the first time i seen someone play the bingo.

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  14. Anonymous9/27/2015

    What beautiful music - and such talent, he really seems like a natural!

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  15. Anonymous10/04/2015

    Does Mr. Handsome's family have a very musical background?

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    1. Hi there,

      He does have a musical background. He started playing violin around age 5, piano a few years later, banjo in middle school, and guitar in high school.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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