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Banjo strap – https://amzn.to/2qOt4OX
CC-OT banjo – https://amzn.to/2zc4xYC
Freedom Picks – https://amzn.to/2K9wrJ5
iPad holder – https://amzn.to/2PwEnd7
Purple panda mic – https://amzn.to/2RY3RNA
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2z7T2l1
My iPad – https://amzn.to/2r8Zt2Z
Boss RC-1 Looper Pedal – https://amzn.to/2KPZxxr
Kustom Acoustic 65W amp -https://amzn.to/2QHsDVh
L.R. Baggs Banjo Pickup https://amzn.to/2Ehzj5C

For Dulcimer –
Strings – https://amzn.to/2PZbt4O
Dulcimer capo – https://amzn.to/2ziT09M
Quick release strap – https://amzn.to/2QNWxqG
Herdim Pick – https://amzn.to/2DzTk76
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Purple Panda Mic – https://amzn.to/2QcQwDH
iPad Stand for tripod- https://amzn.to/2RZx3Um
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2TAvaiC

For Merlin Seagull M4
Seagull M4 in G pack – https://amzn.to/2EeUhlQ
Seagull M4 in D pack – https://amzn.to/2EibLO3
Gig Bag – https://amzn.to/2UH00X4
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Kyser capo (works on banjo too) – https://amzn.to/2PyWomc

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What are you here for?

So here I have a discussion on what I do here and will continue to do here. That’s about it. This is raw and uncut. All my other stuff is below.

All my tabs are available on patreon for only $5 a month.
To help support the channel while getting cool rewards, head on over to Patreon and join!
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*Gear I use!
For banjo –
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2K9y7T1
Kyser capo – https://amzn.to/2DpEtfp
Strings I use – https://amzn.to/2RUrkz9
Spikes – https://amzn.to/2Px8rpj
Banjo strap – https://amzn.to/2qOt4OX
CC-OT banjo – https://amzn.to/2zc4xYC
Freedom Picks – https://amzn.to/2K9wrJ5
iPad holder – https://amzn.to/2PwEnd7
Purple panda mic – https://amzn.to/2RY3RNA
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2z7T2l1
My iPad – https://amzn.to/2r8Zt2Z
Boss RC-1 Looper Pedal – https://amzn.to/2KPZxxr
Kustom Acoustic 65W amp -https://amzn.to/2QHsDVh
L.R. Baggs Banjo Pickup https://amzn.to/2Ehzj5C

For Dulcimer –
Strings – https://amzn.to/2PZbt4O
Dulcimer capo – https://amzn.to/2ziT09M
Quick release strap – https://amzn.to/2QNWxqG
Herdim Pick – https://amzn.to/2DzTk76
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2Uw95ST
Purple Panda Mic – https://amzn.to/2QcQwDH
iPad Stand for tripod- https://amzn.to/2RZx3Um
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2TAvaiC

For Merlin Seagull M4
Seagull M4 in G pack – https://amzn.to/2EeUhlQ
Seagull M4 in D pack – https://amzn.to/2EibLO3
Gig Bag – https://amzn.to/2UH00X4
Seagull strap – https://amzn.to/2QR7isc
Kyser capo (works on banjo too) – https://amzn.to/2PyWomc

*I am an Amazon affiliate. If you purchase anything through any of these links (you’ll get the regular low Amazon price) I will get a small commission. Thanks for supporting the channel!

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Don’t go there with me…

Ok sorry but I have to get real here for a second. This is a positive video, positive channel, positive, positive, positive. I will not argue with anyone about a banjo, so you can take that elsewhere. I don’t care if you call it clawhammer, frailing, or my personal favorite “flailing”. I don’t want to argue about opinions. I want to make folks smile. Thank you for watching and supporting what I do here at Banjo Lemonade!

All my tabs (banjo, Merlin, dulcimer) are available on patreon for only $5 a month.
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*Gear I use!
For banjo –
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2K9y7T1
Kyser capo – https://amzn.to/2DpEtfp
Strings I use – https://amzn.to/2RUrkz9
Spikes – https://amzn.to/2Px8rpj
Banjo strap – https://amzn.to/2qOt4OX
CC-OT banjo – https://amzn.to/2zc4xYC
Freedom Picks – https://amzn.to/2K9wrJ5
iPad holder – https://amzn.to/2PwEnd7
Purple panda mic – https://amzn.to/2RY3RNA
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2z7T2l1
My iPad – https://amzn.to/2r8Zt2Z
Boss RC-1 Looper Pedal – https://amzn.to/2KPZxxr
Kustom Acoustic 65W amp -https://amzn.to/2QHsDVh
L.R. Baggs Banjo Pickup https://amzn.to/2Ehzj5C

For Dulcimer –
Strings – https://amzn.to/2PZbt4O
Dulcimer capo – https://amzn.to/2ziT09M
Quick release strap – https://amzn.to/2QNWxqG
Herdim Pick – https://amzn.to/2DzTk76
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2Uw95ST
Purple Panda Mic – https://amzn.to/2QcQwDH
iPad Stand for tripod- https://amzn.to/2RZx3Um
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2TAvaiC

For Merlin Seagull M4
Seagull M4 in G pack – https://amzn.to/2EeUhlQ
Seagull M4 in D pack – https://amzn.to/2EibLO3
Gig Bag – https://amzn.to/2UH00X4
Seagull strap – https://amzn.to/2QR7isc
Kyser capo (works on banjo too) – https://amzn.to/2PyWomc

*I am an Amazon affiliate. If you purchase anything through any of these links (you’ll get the regular low Amazon price) I will get a small commission. Thanks for supporting the channel!

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Review of CBP Coat Pocket New Testament

The Church Bible Publishers Coat Pocket New Testament

I do love Bibles!! I may also do a video review of this Bible on my Banjo Lemonade channel.

Ok so first let me say I purchased this Bible myself and am not being given anything for reviewing it. I am not sponsored by anyone.

I wanted a small yet readable size Bible with the NT and Psalms. This fit the bill perfectly and also has Proverbs! First we will talk cost. At the time of writing this, CBP website was out of stock of this particular Bible. So I looked on eBay and was surprised to find that they have an eBay store. And lucky for me, this was in stock there. The cost was $25.00 plus shipping ($3.50). CBP only sells KJV Bibles.

Now let’s get to it! Size matters. This Bible is approximately 7.0” by 4.5”. See photos.

7” long
4.5” wide

The cover is not leather, BUT and I mean BUT, it sure feels like it to me. It is very soft and supple like all their standard Bibles that are leather. It passes the roll and bounce back test also. The cover is also stitched, which is a big plus!

Another size comparison shot.

This little guy is the perfect size! I can fit it in my purse easily as well as the back pocket of my jeans.

I like to have the Word of God with me everywhere, so I have Bibles in multiple rooms of my house, vehicles, and everywhere I go! I also like to gift them if given the opportunity. Honestly I normally gift the cheaper Bibles and will keep this one as a reader. So having this Bible is great for my small travel Bible.

The inside of the Bible is very basic, with a few blank pages for notes at the front and back. There is no table of contents either, only one page stating what it is and who made it, followed by the text. See photo. As you can see, I’ve written in my own table of contents just because I like having it.

Now to the pages, font size, text, and all the juicy stuff! The books of the Bible are not separated on individual pages. Fine by me as this is a small and compact Bible. See photo.

Do notice also that there is very minimal “ghosting” from the other pages. This is a big plus! Obviously, with it being small, there also isn’t room for notes. The font is 9 point, which is absolutely wonderful and quite uncommon for a Bible this size. It’s not a strain on my eyes and I love it.

Another thing to note is that the paper is not bright white. Rather it is what I would call light tan. The font is also not a DARK BOLD. This could be a positive or a negative for you. It definitely helps with the ghosting issues I’ve seen in other CBP Bibles with the bright white pages and DARK BOLD type. This is like my CBP Note Takers Bible as far as the color of the pages and text boldness.

The only negative (and it is very slight) that I find with this Bible is that the cut has taken off the top of the letters of the Book in a few places. This is not a huge deal, but definitely notable since this is what I would call a more expensive Bible. Again it’s only in a few places, but I can see how it may disappoint someone.

The beginning and end have nice thick note pages (like their standard note pages in all their Bibles). See photo.

Nice note pages in the front and back of the Bible.

Another notable feature is that the cover provides a LOT of protection for your pages due to the overhang and YAP.

The pages have the standard gold gilding which makes the Bible look very pleasing also. The spine is printed Gold lettering on top of the cover and will most likely rub off with time and use.

Overall this little Bible packs a punch with features! I will be using this a lot and may update this as the Bible wears and is used more. I am always satisfied with purchases I make through CBP and this is no different.

Be Blessed!

Mandy

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Soldier’s Joy Seagull Merlin M4 lesson

Here I play through Soldier’s Joy slowly and give a close up on both Merlin models. I have tabs available for this on patreon.

Tabs for banjo, mountain dulcimer, and Merlin on patreon for only $5 a month.
To help support the channel while getting cool rewards, head on over to Patreon and join!
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*Gear I use!
For banjo –
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2K9y7T1
Kyser capo – https://amzn.to/2DpEtfp
Strings I use – https://amzn.to/2RUrkz9
Spikes – https://amzn.to/2Px8rpj
Banjo strap – https://amzn.to/2qOt4OX
CC-OT banjo – https://amzn.to/2zc4xYC
Freedom Picks – https://amzn.to/2K9wrJ5
iPad holder – https://amzn.to/2PwEnd7
Purple panda mic – https://amzn.to/2RY3RNA
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2z7T2l1
My iPad – https://amzn.to/2r8Zt2Z
Boss RC-1 Looper Pedal – https://amzn.to/2KPZxxr
Kustom Acoustic 65W amp -https://amzn.to/2QHsDVh
L.R. Baggs Banjo Pickup https://amzn.to/2Ehzj5C

For Dulcimer –
Strings – https://amzn.to/2PZbt4O
Dulcimer capo – https://amzn.to/2ziT09M
Quick release strap – https://amzn.to/2QNWxqG
Herdim Pick – https://amzn.to/2DzTk76
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2Uw95ST
Purple Panda Mic – https://amzn.to/2QcQwDH
iPad Stand for tripod- https://amzn.to/2RZx3Um
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2TAvaiC

For Merlin Seagull M4
Seagull M4 in G pack – https://amzn.to/2EeUhlQ
Seagull M4 in D pack – https://amzn.to/2EibLO3
Gig Bag – https://amzn.to/2UH00X4
Seagull strap – https://amzn.to/2QR7isc
Kyser capo (works on banjo too) – https://amzn.to/2PyWomc

*I am an Amazon affiliate. If you purchase anything through any of these links (you’ll get the regular low Amazon price) I will get a small commission. Thanks for supporting the channel!

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Another project I’m involved with- http://www.radioministry.org

New River Train clawhammer banjo lesson

Here I give it all I’ve got on New River Train! Pop up chords, lyrics, the break, close ups of left and right hands, and my chickens! I have 2 versions of this tabbed out and available on patreon below. Consider helping to support my efforts by joining. There are multiple levels to join at. Thank you for supporting bringing the banjo to so many!

All my tabs are available on patreon for only $5 a month.
To help support the channel while getting cool rewards, head on over to Patreon and join!
To join the BL family visit http://www.patreon.com/banjolemonade

Want to purchase my eBooks or anything else – http://www.banjolemonade.com/products

*Gear I use!
For banjo –
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2K9y7T1
Kyser capo – https://amzn.to/2DpEtfp
Strings I use – https://amzn.to/2RUrkz9
Spikes – https://amzn.to/2Px8rpj
Banjo strap – https://amzn.to/2qOt4OX
CC-OT banjo – https://amzn.to/2zc4xYC
Freedom Picks – https://amzn.to/2K9wrJ5
iPad holder – https://amzn.to/2PwEnd7
Purple panda mic – https://amzn.to/2RY3RNA
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2z7T2l1
My iPad – https://amzn.to/2r8Zt2Z
Boss RC-1 Looper Pedal – https://amzn.to/2KPZxxr
Kustom Acoustic 65W amp -https://amzn.to/2QHsDVh
L.R. Baggs Banjo Pickup https://amzn.to/2Ehzj5C

For Dulcimer –
Strings – https://amzn.to/2PZbt4O
Dulcimer capo – https://amzn.to/2ziT09M
Quick release strap – https://amzn.to/2QNWxqG
Herdim Pick – https://amzn.to/2DzTk76
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2Uw95ST
Purple Panda Mic – https://amzn.to/2QcQwDH
iPad Stand for tripod- https://amzn.to/2RZx3Um
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2TAvaiC

For Merlin Seagull M4
Seagull M4 in G pack – https://amzn.to/2EeUhlQ
Seagull M4 in D pack – https://amzn.to/2EibLO3
Gig Bag – https://amzn.to/2UH00X4
Seagull strap – https://amzn.to/2QR7isc
Kyser capo (works on banjo too) – https://amzn.to/2PyWomc

*I am an Amazon affiliate. If you purchase anything through any of these links (you’ll get the regular low Amazon price) I will get a small commission. Thanks for supporting the channel!

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Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/banjolemonade

Another project I’m involved with- http://www.radioministry.org

G or D Seagull Merlin M4 Comparision

In this video I show you the differences between the Seagull Merlin M4 G model to the standard D model.

My new Merlin eBook is available now for sale on my website!

Merlin M4 G – https://amzn.to/2GRl8pj
Merlin M4 – https://amzn.to/2ElcnSL

All my tabs are available on patreon for only $5 a month.
To help support the channel while getting cool rewards, head on over to Patreon and join!
To join the BL family visit http://www.patreon.com/banjolemonade

Want to purchase my eBooks or anything else – http://www.banjolemonade.com/products

*Gear I use!
For banjo –
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2K9y7T1
Kyser capo – https://amzn.to/2DpEtfp
Strings I use – https://amzn.to/2RUrkz9
Spikes – https://amzn.to/2Px8rpj
Banjo strap – https://amzn.to/2qOt4OX
CC-OT banjo – https://amzn.to/2zc4xYC
Freedom Picks – https://amzn.to/2K9wrJ5
iPad holder – https://amzn.to/2PwEnd7
Purple panda mic – https://amzn.to/2RY3RNA
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2z7T2l1
My iPad – https://amzn.to/2r8Zt2Z
Boss RC-1 Looper Pedal – https://amzn.to/2KPZxxr
Kustom Acoustic 65W amp -https://amzn.to/2QHsDVh
L.R. Baggs Banjo Pickup https://amzn.to/2Ehzj5C

For Dulcimer –
Strings – https://amzn.to/2PZbt4O
Dulcimer capo – https://amzn.to/2ziT09M
Quick release strap – https://amzn.to/2QNWxqG
Herdim Pick – https://amzn.to/2DzTk76
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2Uw95ST
Purple Panda Mic – https://amzn.to/2QcQwDH
iPad Stand for tripod- https://amzn.to/2RZx3Um
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2TAvaiC

For Merlin Seagull M4
Seagull M4 in G pack – https://amzn.to/2EeUhlQ
Seagull M4 in D pack – https://amzn.to/2EibLO3
Gig Bag – https://amzn.to/2UH00X4
Seagull strap – https://amzn.to/2QR7isc
Kyser capo (works on banjo too) – https://amzn.to/2PyWomc

*I am an Amazon affiliate. If you purchase anything through any of these links (you’ll get the regular low Amazon price) I will get a small commission. Thanks for supporting the channel!

Socials
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Website – http://www.banjolemonade.com/products
Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/banjolemonade

Another project I’m involved with- http://www.radioministry.org

Product review GRIPMASTER hand strengthener

Here I give a product review of the Gripmaster blue light tension. Good for your banjo hand strength.

Link to Gripmaster (choose your tension) https://amzn.to/2EhZatP

All my tabs are available on patreon for only $5 a month.
To help support the channel while getting cool rewards, head on over to Patreon and join!
To join the BL family visit http://www.patreon.com/banjolemonade

Want to purchase my eBooks or anything else – http://www.banjolemonade.com/products

*Gear I use!
For banjo –
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2K9y7T1
Kyser capo – https://amzn.to/2DpEtfp
Strings I use – https://amzn.to/2RUrkz9
Spikes – https://amzn.to/2Px8rpj
Banjo strap – https://amzn.to/2qOt4OX
CC-OT banjo – https://amzn.to/2zc4xYC
Freedom Picks – https://amzn.to/2K9wrJ5
iPad holder – https://amzn.to/2PwEnd7
Purple panda mic – https://amzn.to/2RY3RNA
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2z7T2l1
My iPad – https://amzn.to/2r8Zt2Z
Boss RC-1 Looper Pedal – https://amzn.to/2KPZxxr
Kustom Acoustic 65W amp -https://amzn.to/2QHsDVh
L.R. Baggs Banjo Pickup https://amzn.to/2Ehzj5C

For Dulcimer –
Strings – https://amzn.to/2PZbt4O
Dulcimer capo – https://amzn.to/2ziT09M
Quick release strap – https://amzn.to/2QNWxqG
Herdim Pick – https://amzn.to/2DzTk76
Snark tuner – https://amzn.to/2Uw95ST
Purple Panda Mic – https://amzn.to/2QcQwDH
iPad Stand for tripod- https://amzn.to/2RZx3Um
Tripod – https://amzn.to/2TAvaiC

For Merlin Seagull M4
Seagull M4 in G pack – https://amzn.to/2EeUhlQ
Seagull M4 in D pack – https://amzn.to/2EibLO3
Gig Bag – https://amzn.to/2UH00X4
Seagull strap – https://amzn.to/2QR7isc
Kyser capo (works on banjo too) – https://amzn.to/2PyWomc

*I am an Amazon affiliate. If you purchase anything through any of these links (you’ll get the regular low Amazon price) I will get a small commission. Thanks for supporting the channel!

Socials
Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/banjolemonade
Website – http://www.banjolemonade.com/products
Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/banjolemonade

Another project I’m involved with- http://www.radioministry.org

How to arrange a song!

Ok so you’ve been playing banjo (or insert another instrument here) for awhile now and you are wanting to begin arranging songs. Or you are terrified of arranging a song and think you can’t do it. I’ve got news for you!

YOU CAN!!

You absolutely can. It’s not that hard. Ok so I recommend beginning with something you are familiar with. I mean pick a song that you know the tune in your head. Start out with nursery rhymes or something similar that is very familiar to you. Take one or two strings and pick out the melody one note at a time. Once you’ve done that, now try it on 3 and maybe even 4 strings. You’ll find you don’t have to move your way up and down the neck nearly as much. I need to also say here that you can begin a song high, low, or in the mid-range. Just find that first note and go!

Ok great! Now once you’ve done that we need to embellish it. Do that by adding in some strums, hammer ons, slide from a lower note up to a higher one, and do a pull off or two if that sounds good. Add in double thumbing, or drop thumbing as you feel there is room also. And BOOM, you’ve arranged a song.

Ah Mandy, that all sounds good but how do I really do it??????

  1. SLOW DOWN. Just relax and know that if you just take 10 minutes here you can probably pick out at least half of any nursery rhyme.

But I don’t want to arrange nursery rhymes, ugh! We all have to start somewhere right??? If you use this method a few times, you’ll be able to apply it to anything down the road. So quit complaining and get to it. You CAN do it.

Our lives are in such a rush and hurry now-a-days that people just grab some tab and copy. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with tab, heck you know I create tabs! But how about using more than one tool to play? I mean who wants to open a toolbox and only see 1 lonely flathead screwdriver in there right? I’d like to see various tools in there. Why would you want your musical toolbox so empty?

So get somewhere alone and quiet and get it going!

What is Banjo Lemonade all about?

Become a Patron!

Banjo Lemonade is something I would describe as two-fold. “Banjo” represents all my music endeavors including the banjo, the mountain dulcimer, and also the Seagull Merlin. “Lemonade” is the mix! This means everything else I’d like it to be.

So if you want to learn to play the banjo or the other listed instruments I will have lots of videos on that. But I will also have things I love like family life, my home “making”, Bible readings, our family adventures and so on.

Most of you know I am a Christian and that Jesus is very important in my life. I do say “Jesus loves you” at the end of nearly every video I have. So you should get used to me making videos discussing life, morals, Bibles, and everything that entails.

For the music lessons – I provide beginner to intermediate clawhammer/frailing/old-time banjo lessons. I do this in video format and have also added lots of tablature as well available on patreon. I offer several ebooks on the banjo as well. I also offer one on one online lessons where I take an individualizes approach (learn more on patreon $30/month).

I also provide beginner mountain dulcimer and beginner Seagull Merlin lessons as well. I have a Merlin beginner ebook available also.

All of my eBooks are available at my website

So I hope that gives you a better understanding of what I do with BL and what to expect. Thank you for your time.

Here are some Amazon links to things I use, agree with, and like. I get a small commission if you purchase from any of these. My banjo gear links are included in any of my videos. Thank you and God Bless you.

KJV Bible – https://amzn.to/2XL9XVb

The Valley of Vision – https://amzn.to/2Uw0sHy

NLT One-Year-Bible – https://amzn.to/2tYe2HL

Zebrite Marking Kit – https://amzn.to/2XKQu74