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Thread started 11/16/17 12:49pm

dance4me3121

Could Prince play the banjo?

I know he was a amazing guitar player and piano player but could he play the banjo? A friend asked me if he could and I replied yes but now I'm wondering if their is video evidence that he could play the banjo? And what songs is the instrument used in?
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Reply #1 posted 11/16/17 12:57pm

antonb

Yes I think he made many films playing it. Didn't he have a hit single called,, When I'm cleaning windows! In the UK?
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Reply #2 posted 11/16/17 1:00pm

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antonb said:

Yes I think he made many films playing it. Didn't he have a hit single called,, When I'm cleaning windows! In the UK?

I had just got through cleaning windows before I made this thread.....
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Reply #3 posted 11/16/17 1:26pm

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Reply #4 posted 11/16/17 2:01pm

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https://www.youtube.com/w...cmLKePQxW0

i am mad for the banjo!!!! learning it myself!!!

i would kill to see footage of prince doing some clawhammer, more his style i think

i am a scruggs style fan.

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Reply #5 posted 11/16/17 2:53pm

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I don't know if he ever played it, but I have no doubt he could have if he wanted to.

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Reply #6 posted 11/16/17 3:11pm

dance4me3121

RodeoSchro said:

I don't know if he ever played it, but I have no doubt he could have if he wanted to.



I bet he could have also.
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Reply #7 posted 11/16/17 3:26pm

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there's a banjo in that recently 'released' extended version of 'u got the look', no?

but i think it's sheena easton playing it?

i can't remember, i only listened to it once. gotta go back and check.


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Reply #8 posted 11/16/17 8:19pm

EddieC

Sheena Easton talked about being given a banjo and being told to play it, even though she couldn't, so she did whatever she could with it. Always sounded suspicious to me as a story, however.

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Reply #9 posted 11/17/17 10:56am

Germanegro

I haven't hear a banjo anywhere in Prince's music. He probably left that instrument on the shelf. It seems like if he could play an instrument, he would play it in his recordings. Maybe the thing didn't fit his personal musical palate.

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Reply #10 posted 11/17/17 11:23am

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dance4me3121 said:

Could Prince play the banjo?

Can you?

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Reply #11 posted 11/17/17 1:06pm

dance4me3121

databank said:



dance4me3121 said:


Could Prince play the banjo?

Can you?


No but my uncle can.no need to get defensive I was just wondering if Prince could play it.ive seen him play every other instrument just about so I was curious.
[Edited 11/17/17 13:06pm]
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Reply #12 posted 11/17/17 1:25pm

databank

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dance4me3121 said:

databank said:

Can you?

No but my uncle can.no need to get defensive I was just wondering if Prince could play it.ive seen him play every other instrument just about so I was curious. [Edited 11/17/17 13:06pm]

I wasn't getting defensive. I just thought if you were entitled to ask whether Prince could play the banjo, I was entitled to ask you whether you could lol

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Reply #13 posted 11/17/17 1:35pm

dance4me3121

databank said:



dance4me3121 said:


databank said:


Can you?



No but my uncle can.no need to get defensive I was just wondering if Prince could play it.ive seen him play every other instrument just about so I was curious. [Edited 11/17/17 13:06pm]

I wasn't getting defensive. I just thought if you were entitled to ask whether Prince could play the banjo, I was entitled to ask you whether you could lol


Well in that case,I must ask.Can you play the banjo?
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Reply #14 posted 11/17/17 1:38pm

databank

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dance4me3121 said:

databank said:

I wasn't getting defensive. I just thought if you were entitled to ask whether Prince could play the banjo, I was entitled to ask you whether you could lol

Well in that case,I must ask.Can you play the banjo?

Absolutely not neutral

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Reply #15 posted 11/17/17 1:46pm

purplefam99

databank said:

dance4me3121 said:

databank said: Well in that case,I must ask.Can you play the banjo?

Absolutely not neutral

get one they are crazy fun!! but loud so all your mistakes are clearly heard.

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Reply #16 posted 11/17/17 10:29pm

EddieC

purplefam99 said:

databank said:

Absolutely not neutral

get one they are crazy fun!! but loud so all your mistakes are clearly heard.

Yeah, I've never even touched one because of that--I prefer to learn quietly, and I don't think you can actually do that at all with a banjo.

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Reply #17 posted 11/18/17 3:07am

databank

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purplefam99 said:

databank said:

Absolutely not neutral

get one they are crazy fun!! but loud so all your mistakes are clearly heard.

lol Better I stay away from it, for the world's sake lol

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