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Posted by Sassafrassa on Friday, June 11, 2010

I got the parts changed out on my Goodtime, tightened everything up, and it's really sounding great.  The tone so much more powerful with the new bridge!  I'm really surprised that it made such a difference.  My strings have finally settled down, and I'm getting back into playing. I'm itchy to get past the awkward stage of fretting muddy notes.  I'm also starting to play around with drop-thumb, but the technique is eluding me at the moment.

At this point, I'm wondering how to find a group of beginners, just like myself, that might be interested in playing together.  I know that playing with other musicians is the best way to learn quickly.  You pick up much--almost like osmosis! But I'm a bit "skeered" of the reality of playing in a group. Most of the jams that I have been to (just to listen) have been so advanced, it's a bit intimidating for those of us just starting out.  I can't keep up with the pace!  I've toyed with the idea of starting my own slow jam, but wouldn't even have an idea of where to begin.  Maybe I can convince my sweetie to take up an instrument and we'll start there!

I'm also finding that I have a bit of IAS.  I just bought a fiddle!  Nope.  No idea how to play it, but I didn't know how to play a banjo, either, before I bought one! So, here I go down the rabbit hole, no stopping now! 



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