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Posted by bluerabbit10 on Monday, April 2, 2007

I am 76 years old, only five years into learning the banjo.  I am making progress, and with help of sites like this, I continue to improve.  I started out wanting only to get some records of the past recorded for my grand children; but the more I get into it, the more interested I become and want to become better.  Thanks for the place to post ...I look forward to your comments.
Verne Garrison in St Louis (Lake Fork Verne)

6 comments on “Introduction”

ragitty Says:
Friday, June 15, 2007 @4:36:30 PM

Fantastic at 74 years of age you are a credit to us all, just goes to show that you are never too old to start something new, congratulations young sir, regards Lee

bluerabbit10 Says:
Friday, June 15, 2007 @8:35:04 PM

Oh, but I wish I had started years ago; but too busy making the way to being a big success...Anyhoo, I am able now to enjoy a little free time and most of it goes to banjo and song writing.  I am still a novice; but I can put together a few verses and accompany them with "slow rolls/two finger picking" combination with a little bum-dit-ty thrown in once in a while.  I still have problems with the slides, hammer ons and pull offs; but getting better.  Thanks for taking the time to comment; and I wish you well on your journey.  I agree that Janet Davis book that you described was(is)  very helpful, along with the dvd for it...
Happy Days to you over there.

Verne Garrison

HoosierGal Says:
Saturday, June 16, 2007 @1:37:28 AM

Hi Verne, thanks for the nice e-mail.

It's never too late to learn new things.. and it's really good for a brain to keep itself growing - especially in the arts. You should write down your story of taking up the banjo.. I'm sure a lot of people would be inspired by your experience with the task.

It's good to meet you my friend. Cheers -Karyn.

fisher Says:
Saturday, June 16, 2007 @8:16:25 AM

Het Vern, just think how good you will be when your eighty!

Ks_5-picker Says:
Saturday, June 16, 2007 @9:33:19 AM
Here's a site that's geared toward the senior beginner banjo player.There's testimonials and stories there that might interest you.....

bluerabbit10 Says:
Saturday, June 16, 2007 @11:21:39 AM

Thank you Ks5-Picker....I need to spend some time on that site...appreciate it..Verne

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