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Two Years in are you where you want to be?

Posted by Mario Rimoldi on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I guess I would say if you asked me 2 years ago if I would be happy playing the way I am playing now I would definitely sign up in a heart beat ! I guess now I am looking for more, I practice about 5 to 6 times a week , sometimes an hour , sometimes more depending on how the Yankees are doing, because I like to play in front of the TV. I don't really have anyone to jam with on a regular basis simply because no one I know plays any Bluegrass on a regular basis, but I do play along with Mark Becks MP3 tracks and the amazing slow downer, again I say this all the time some days better than others which scares me to play in front of an audience but some day I will do an open mike night down the street from my house. I have played in front of people at a party and I was just playing by myself no other instruments and people were digging it and I had just the right amount of beer in me any more (drunk) and I cant play yes I figured out that I cant play that well DRUNK!! How long do you figure it would take to play Bluegrass Breakdown pretty decent I guess maybe another year.I am happy with my playing I guess I just need to be more patient.Keep on pick'n folks.



6 comments on “Two Years in are you where you want to be?”

tkocason Says:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @8:05:51 AM

Amen, It's 2 years for me this month........I can play more confident now, I know around 30 -35 tunes pretty well. But I'm still too chicken to go to open mic. It's getting close to the time to try, though. My Brother-in-law just move to town. He's a pro mandolin player (and Drummer). wants to get something going. So, push is coming to shove.
I think another year is required (at least), but it helps to have people to play with and push you out of your comfort zone.
As long as I have good players around me, I can get by. But if I'm the main player, yikes! I need more T. O. I... (Time On Instrument).
I think this is when you really need to step it up and not get complacent, It really takes 5 years (most say) to get proficient, but I'm sure it's different for everyone. Happy trails, it's cool that we have the hangout.

Banjov1 Says:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @9:42:24 AM

that's funny I've been playing a little more because the O's are still alive in the playoffs... one of us is gonna start playing a little less next week and I hope it's not me ;)

Mario Rimoldi Says:
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @7:34:36 AM

Its great to have the hangout to discuss and see where your at playing wise. And that was some Yankee game last night!!Lost some sleep with that one, but it was worth it.

Banjov1 Says:
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @9:37:27 PM

Ha!!! wasn't a huge fan of that Wednesday game... but okay with the results from tonight ;)

Either way we got some serious picking time in... didn't we

Mario Rimoldi Says:
Saturday, October 13, 2012 @3:13:37 PM

Sorry Tony you guys gave us a hell of a fight! I played pretty good last night watching that game. I am ready for the next round and some more playing.Take care.

Banjov1 Says:
Sunday, October 14, 2012 @4:42:09 AM

yep... that was the best pitched series I think I've ever seen... good luck with Detroit

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