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Playing Since: 2012
Experience Level: Just Startin'
rbishopp has made 5 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Banjo; Fender FB-54,
StewMac kit banjo bought used needs a little tlc but plays just fine
I like just about everything.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012 @1:56:15 PM
Well first post but hopefully not the last.
I just started taking lessons this past month. I purchased a used inexpensive banjo and had tried to plow though it on my own but wasn't getting anywhere so I found a teacher and I'm off and running. Lucky for me he's cool with me sending an email asking specifics about what we covered during the lesson time since I usually forget something important.
I'm practicing every day and it does show but still not as fast I'd like. I know just be patient and keep picking away at it.
I'll be lurking on the hangout for now and contribute at some point or ask a silly question or two. Like why are my ring and little finger lifting off the head while I'm practice a roll ? It's kinda comical to look down and see my ring finger dancing around in circles.
Back to practice a bit then make dinner for the girlfriend and her daughter.
on “My Introduction”
Thursday, May 31, 2012 @10:01:28 PM
sounds like you're enjoying it Rich... that's great!
make sure to get your banjo teacher to check out your right hand technique and see what he says about those dancing fingers
|Torben Pedersen Says:|
Friday, June 01, 2012 @3:42:35 AM
Hi Rich..Good you have find a teacher..and as you write yourself...just be patient, and go on picking. - If you want a little fun to yourself, you can record your picking today. - When June has pasted....listen to it...I`m sure, at that time you will say....was it me ?...just hear me now.
Friday, June 01, 2012 @5:48:27 AM
Welcome to the Hangout....you'll like it here!!!
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @7:35:54 AM
Rich, from one new student to another: ask your instructor if he is OK with you getting a small recorder to take along. I recommend a small digital one because you can save the files to your computer instead of tape which is hard to store. I burn mine to the computer each evening after the lesson and using FREE software I downloaded from the internet snip out parts where we were playing and make a little file I can listen to on my FREE mp3 player on the computer. Huge time saver and memory corrector.
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