Posted by hdplayer on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Hi. My name is Susan and I'm a banjo newbie. Tomorrow will mark the fourth week since the arrival of my new banjo. I must admit it was with a fair amount of apprehension that I even ordered the thing. I don't have a teacher, I'm learning from YouTube videos and David Holt's instructional DVDs. So far I feel I'm doing OK, considering this my first attempt with a strummed, fretted instrument. I'm a reasonably competent hammered dulcimer player, but I'll be the first to admit HDs are not jam friendly instruments. So a few years back I took up the fiddle and discovered a love for Old Time music. Playing fiddle by ear comes somewhat naturally, but I never seem to progress beyond the intermediate level because I tend to only play during the summer months at festivals and such. By the end of each summer I don't sound too bad, but then it gets put away until the next spring rolls around. I know that playing with others is the key to becoming a better, more confident player. So I'm deliberately and actively seeking opportunities to play more during the winter months. I also love to sing, especially the old love songs and ballads.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @11:42:00 PM
Welcome to the fold.. & may your tunes be Haunting!!
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