The reason for the music selection here is not to be a rock star; there are others MUCH more suited to that. I just use tunes that I'm familiar with in my head (and on the harp) to tell if I'm even close to attempting this correctly. I know there are a lot of older traditional songs that many play on these instruments, but I seriously just don't know them (Camptown Races the exception) or know them well enough to tell if they're even being done right or if I am totally screwing them up. I find this to be all almost like typing, slow to get accuracy then work on speed. I'm very slow right now on this instrument, but I realize that if I stick with it things might work out. I can't see spending the time and $$ to repair this thing just to have it be a shrine to my late uncle, who from what I'm told COULD play it, but he got killed 33 years before I was born so I can't consult him and noone else in the family plays strings, and the musicians I know are too busy right now doing their thing to teach school.
Hey all you people that tryin'' to sleep I''m out to make it with my midnight dream, yeah