Posted by rrode on Sunday, December 8, 2013
It is funny how things can seem impossible at first. But once you 'get it' and break through it is hard to remember NOT being able to do it. That was me and two-finger style picking. But somewhere along the way I got it. Some credit belongs to the great teachers at Banjo Camp North last spring and again this fall. Most of my learning is a solo endeavor, which works. But having someone to show you things is a huge help at key junctures. And DVDs don't always do-it. I must have watched Mike Seeger play Wild Bill Jones a dozen times and it still wouldn't click. Real human contact still have value, even in our overly-digital world.
I've posted Wild Bill Jones and Going Across the Sea as my first two sharable two-finger pieces. And Oh Death, along the lines of Dock Boggs' version, which is not strictly two-finger, but close enough.
Remember, persistence does sometimes pay off.
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