Houston, TXUSA 77019
August 22, 2010
playing harmony and rhythm
On mandolin, I mostly just read music, want to try to improvise more. I play with the Houston Balalaika Society, tenor domra, same four strings as a mandolin, but with a rounded back. On guitar, I know about a dozen chords, need to practice jamming.
Folk songs in general -- often in Spanish; used go to sing Eastern European songs with a group that meets about once a month--a branch off from the houston international folk dance group.
I want to use more than 3 chords on the mandolin so I can jam better. I have a chord chart. I want to find people who want to form a mandolin/guitar orchestra. I have friends in some fun orchestras in Pittsburgh Pa. + Sarasota Fl. Mostly casual m's.
Started piano lessons early and went for a few years. High school band. Have usually been in one kind of group or another. Always kind of back-up, never solo or lead stuff.
I am a very casual musician, mandolin and guitar.