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Trying to get the fire back

Posted by Tcross on Friday, February 19, 2016

Well, I just don't have the same fire for playing that I use to have. I just don't know how to get it back. I shipped my banjo here and and have only played it a hand full of times. I guess I need to just make myself do it and maybe it will come back to me. Normally I just need to buy some banjo books or new strings and the drive comes back but not this time. I have been playing the same old songs, maybe it is time to learn something new and try some new songs. I will try that to night and we will see how it goes.

3 comments on “Trying to get the fire back”

Texasbanjo Says:
Friday, February 19, 2016 @5:01:18 AM

How about finding a jam or a friend to pick with? Usually, playing with others gets the fire going again. You might learn new songs or a new lick or even meet a new friend.

If jamming isn't an option, a new song might just be the thing to get that fire back. Playing the same old songs over and over does get boring and tiring. A new song will give you something to look forward to.

rinemb Says:
Friday, February 19, 2016 @6:45:34 AM

I think, don't force it, but do try some different stuff as already suggested. Recently, I was in a lull, then I committed to a little church gig. Preparing for that has given me a fresh desire. Brad

CHawkins Says:
Friday, February 19, 2016 @1:39:43 PM

What works for me is to just grab some recordings of pickers I like (for me it's Scruggs, Dillard and a couple of others) and just take some time to listen, not only to the lead lines, but what their playing in the back ground. Then after some time I get back to pickin myself.

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