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Hi Danny,

Really enjoying your current output and looking forward to next record. I've really been digging the echo session you did on YouTube. Great set and I love your guitar playing. I was hoping to ask some geeky questions about that.

I've recently got myself a banjo caster. I've heard you in interviews saying that you approach the guitar/ barnjo like a six string banjo but do you notice any changes in how you play?

For instance, I see you still wear picks- do you find you alter the angle of your right hand? Guitars are normally more parallel to the ground.

Also are there banjo things that you find don't work so well?- I've found Keith style banjo gets quite muddy/murky.

Thanks as ever for your time; I'm sorry that this might be interesting for me only.

Ritchie


Danny Barnes responded on 11/03/2018
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you have to palm mute than kinda stuff. if you watch videos of pedal steel guitar guys, they use that "arpa" technique on their instrument and that's what they do.
i don't really drive what i do to much, i just kinda.....make a space and let something happen in that space. i try to make it sound good and if i do, i remember that..how to hold and hit the instrument etc. a lot of times i'm looking.

i use my fingers and picks {it depends on which videos you watch}. they do different things. depends on the song or idea. it's not so much that i'm thinking about what i'm doing, i'm just trying to make a good sound with whatever i have in my hands at the time, starting from space and trying to be in tune and starting with a good sound.

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