You're doing good for having no teacher. Need to slow down and get your timing on beat.
My teacher, the esteemed Geoff Hohwald, has me use a metronome to fix timing issues. Once you have the timing right, play it without mistakes for ten times in a row. If you can't do that, keep trying and get it there before moving on.
Timing is the key...like that...tks John. I'm on lockdown since I got the banjo so no teacher help. I can fly with two fingers and as I am a singer I do ok..my goal is to pick like scruggs I did say like no as good as.tks for your imput.i thaught I was going wild with my fingers..