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My first jam - Banjo Success!

Posted by hdplayer on Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm so hooked on this instrument!  I went to my first jam today in many months and the first one ever with my banjo.  It wasn't a slow jam by any means, but it wasn't a smoking hot one either.  I took the fiddle 'cause I kinda know what I'm doing there - sorta.   But being only a month into the banjo I was very hesitant to take it along.  But I stuck to my guns and when the first G tune tune came around I gave it a try and found it reasonably easy and OH SO MUCH FUN!  I'm only playing dum-ditty chords with alternating third and fourth string, but that was enough.  I was able to change chords, keep time even on the faster tunes and even sing occasionally - all at the same time - with nerves and everything going on!  I had a capo with me so I was able to play a couple of A tunes as well - but I love, love, love A tunes on the fiddle so that was a toss up at first, but the banjo eventually won.  Actually, I was disappointed in my fiddle chops... practically gone.  I've been playing a bit around the house, but I need to woodshed big time - IF I can tear myself away from the banjo :))

3 comments on “My first jam - Banjo Success!”

garman Says:
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @11:46:32 PM

Good for you Susan, Im three years into it and havent played in a jam yet but working on my backup all the time getting there. Good luck in your banjo journey.

hdplayer Says:
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @9:37:28 AM

Thanks so much! But remember I'm calling playing three chords "jamming"! Ha! But it was a LOT of fun and just what I needed - as if this flame needed more fuel.

Durwood Edwards Says:
Friday, April 27, 2012 @4:51:02 AM

Jamming is as much a social experience as it is a musical one. If you leave with a smile it was a big success!

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