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Posted by dOwN_iN_tHe_OzArKs on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Put my Banjo in the Shop! No practicing for me, until next week.

11 comments on “Well...”

Boadicea Says:
Thursday, October 26, 2017 @9:11:42 PM

That is most disappointing!

Can you go to a banjo shop, and "try out" a range of banjos dOwN_iN_tHe_OzArKs? Can you engage in other types of practising?

You could:

read about the different styles on the BHO, and listen to songs and see what types of songs and music interest you?

Could you set up some playlists for yourself so when you are doing other things you can listen to banjo music in the background?

Can you sing songs along with banjo players that sing?

Can you read the forum and find out more information on banjos?

Does your local library have banjo books that you could borrow?

Does your local library have banjo books you can read online?

Can you go and listen to all the TOTW (Tune of the Week) and listen to all the songs in the Clawhammer section?

I am sure that others could come up with some more ideas of practising, when they come along!

Northl has put some great hand exercises in her blog. You could watch and do those!

dOwN_iN_tHe_OzArKs Says:
Saturday, October 28, 2017 @11:58:21 AM

The music store in my town doesn't have any banjos :(, I can't even find banjo lessons without taking my whole paycheck.

WayneConrad Says:
Saturday, October 28, 2017 @4:34:15 PM

Something I do for practice when I don't have a banjo: I memorize which note goes where on the fretboard. This is extraordinarily boring practice, but very useful. I make flashcards for this. If you want to try it, I'll elaborate.

Boadicea Says:
Sunday, October 29, 2017 @5:05:46 PM

I hope you get back your banjo really soon dOwN_iN_tHe_OzArKs! It is so hard to be banjoless, to be without your music!

dOwN_iN_tHe_OzArKs Says:
Sunday, October 29, 2017 @5:07:13 PM


dOwN_iN_tHe_OzArKs Says:
Monday, October 30, 2017 @4:43:07 PM

I got my banjo back today!! I'm still struggling with what to really focus on as far practicing goes. I am not in a place in my life were I can afford to take lessons right now.

WayneConrad Says:
Monday, October 30, 2017 @7:52:19 PM

Have you got a book yet?

dOwN_iN_tHe_OzArKs Says:
Monday, October 30, 2017 @8:01:18 PM

Not yet! Going to have to check out the library.

Boadicea Says:
Sunday, November 5, 2017 @9:02:31 PM

How are you going dOwN_iN_tHe_OzArKs?

What about looking at different, slower videos on this forum that might be of assistance? I don't know which ones would be of assistance though. But other BHOers may know.

dOwN_iN_tHe_OzArKs Says:
Sunday, November 5, 2017 @9:11:03 PM

I'm doing well! I haven't picked my Banjo up to much lately. It's not as easy to practice when you have a 2 year old that never slows down :(

Boadicea Says:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @4:46:33 AM

I am glad that you are doing well dOwN_iN_tHe_OzArKs!

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