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Author Topic: Does anyone have a Balalaika?  (Read 4180 times)

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Offline Hilltop366

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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2018, 09:07:31 PM »
Thanks :D

I just thought that song needed a little Russian cheer at the end. ;D

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« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2018, 10:18:37 PM »
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2018, 11:33:34 AM »
I read this comment that applies here(modified somewhat for this application) , on a music forum I frequent. 

A 93 year old balalaika player was asked how much he practises....He replied "About 2 hours a day." He then was  asked "At your age, why do you practise so much?"  He replied..."I think Im making progress"  ;D


Also, playing/practising any musical instrument involves interaction between hearing, physical movement(fretting etc),emotional response(liking/disliking what you hear/create),memory functions among a bunch of other stuff that gives the brain a serious workout and helps with things like slowing/stopping dementia etc. The experts say, when you play a musical instrument, your brain neuron pathways light up like a Christmas tree. Keep at it Jeff. The progress is evident in the videos..



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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2018, 02:57:40 PM »
Jeff has made much progress since February.  thumbs-up
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2019, 02:12:48 PM »
Still working on it. :)

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« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2019, 09:04:54 PM »
As my grandma used to say, that music is quite listenable. 👍
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« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2019, 09:10:50 PM »
I wish it was a better instrument. It really is quite shoddy.  Won't hold in tune for a whole song, tone is different for each string. Not something you can even find in the states.
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Re: Does anyone have a Balalaika?
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2019, 09:18:00 PM »
Well it sounds good to me :).  I work with a young man that plays bass in a local band, mostly old/good country-red dirt music, I think you could fit right in ;)


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