Posted by chrisrose on Sunday, February 19, 2012
I thought I was moving along pretty good, now I have slowed down a bit.......It seems I can't wrap my mind around a few licks, and can't get my fingers to cooperate. I really feel like if I could make some serious strides, with a patient teacher. I hope one day my hours at work will slow down a little and I can hunt one up and take a few lessons.
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @5:36:50 PM
Hey Chris. Seems thats a right of passage with the banjo. Three steps forward ad two steps back. Stages, plateaus, whatever you call them, we all experience them.
Main thing, keep on pickin' and have fun.
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @5:54:45 PM
Thanks David, sometimes the growing pains get ya down....but we got to keep on plugging along.....my wife gets tired of hearing the same old stuff ..ha ha ha.
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @11:35:23 PM
It's pretty difficult to decide HOW to play the banjo. Seems everyone has a different idea of the method to use. But, the good thing is that it means we have choices. I'm coming along with stops and starts, but there is a lot of information and audio and video and books out there to learn from. I'm excited, still. I'm using Bob Carlin's 2 videos. Is anyone else using them too? I have also gotten a good deal through Wayne Erbsen's "Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus." I'm playing Oldtime as I have played guitar and fiddle, too, so have the advantage that I know the fiddle tunes. It's another matter, however, getting it figured out on the banjo. It is fun.....a whole bunch of it! Yahoo!
Monday, February 20, 2012 @5:34:18 PM
Thanks for the input BG, I dont have any videos as of yet, but I do have 3 books that I use...the first one is by Janet Davis, You can teach yourself the banjo, then I bought the Earl Scruggs banjo book, and then I got the banjo book First Lessons (mel Bay),
by Jack Hatfield. I kind of bounce back and forth between them. Some times the Scruggs book gets pretty overwhelming.
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