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Need a Banjo Teacher

Posted by Tcross on Thursday, January 8, 2009

Well I have done it, without even trying. I have hit that place where no matter how hard I practice I am not getting any better. I don't think I will be able to progress any farer in the learning process without some help. I have looked for a teacher here and have been able to find one. I will look on line today to see if I can find someone that teaches on-line to get me through this low point in my banjo life.



7 comments on “Need a Banjo Teacher”

zeke_w15 Says:
Friday, January 9, 2009 @12:57:05 AM

Hang in there Tom we all go thru this, you too well get past this, just keep on keepin on and before ya know it you will look back on this and wonder what was I thinking.....

Texasbanjo Says:
Friday, January 9, 2009 @5:38:00 AM

Check here on the Hangout.  There are at least a couple of people who teach online. 

Go to the home page and look on the lefthand side under "lessons" and then under "find a teacher".

Good luck.

pearcemusic Says:
Friday, January 9, 2009 @6:55:19 AM

hang in there ... these little plateaus pass in time .... trim down your expectations and try to focus on 1 tune or 1 exercise ... and TRY TO HAVE FUN !!! Treat it like a video game ... 1 level at a time. Be thankful for the small accomplishments ....

Before you know it ... you'll see yourself as a new and improved picker.

My Golden Says:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @12:17:06 PM

Tom, please don't get discouraged with your banjer!  There are no banjo teachers in my rural area, and I bought Tony Trischka's "The Complete 5 string Banjo Player", and learning from it, and having a blast playing with him on his CD's.  Also, Pete Wernick has this banjo tab book on his website with these bluegrass tunes tabbed out, and on CD to play along.  It is alot of fun too! Good Luck, and a Big Banjo Thanks for serving our country!

wtbryant Says:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @4:17:02 PM

Well, with the banjo you just won, you'll be encouraged to practice more...that's for sure. 

If you've learned the tab, just continue to do it.  Personally, I always used the easy tabs and then tried to add my own licks to it.  Before you know it, you'll be moving on pretty good.

HoosierGal Says:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @5:29:53 PM

Tom.. you should come over to www.banjolounge.com and pick with us.. you're sure to learn there. My playing has improved greatly over the last year just from the practice, and listening, and encouragement rec'd there. Hope to see you there some time, it's a lot of fun.

Tcross Says:
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @11:29:08 PM

Thanks for the help I would use the internet teacher but my internet is so slow that I will not be able too.

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