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Hello Practice Gang

Posted by blazo on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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My first blog entry, thought I'd add it to the practice gang. I've always wanted to be part of gang, thought this one would not get me into too much trouble. 

I'm looking forward to the rookie contest and have been working on a couple versions of Cluck Old Hen and Cripple Creek, both in clawhammer. I think I've got a fairly basic Cripple Creek version down but I want to nail a Tommy Jarrell version I learned from Adam Hurt. This is proving tougher than I anticipated. I finally have the tune in my fingers but haven't been to put it all together so that it is smooth and coherent. I feel pretty good one or two measures at a time but can't seem to string them all together. It's getting better and I know it's just a matter of time and work. The little daily improvements are encouraging, There's light at the end of the tunnel.

I've also set a goal of jamming with others. To that end, I'm working on barre, F, and D shape chord positions with the ultimate goal of memorizing the I IV and V chords in different keys. So much to learn... I don't think there is a destination in music, it's an endless journey. I'm very excited to be on board and looking forward to the ride.

3 comments on “Hello Practice Gang”

Boadicea Says:
Thursday, November 30, 2017 @2:55:37 AM

Welcome blazo!

WayneConrad Says:
Thursday, November 30, 2017 @3:53:47 AM

Welcome, I'm glad you joined us. Learning the closed chord shapes and I/IV/V is great stuff. It's an awesome journey you're on; thanks for sharing the ride.

pickn5 Says:
Thursday, November 30, 2017 @4:07:56 AM

Welcome to BHO. Great attitude, the banjo journey is a long and rewarding journey. Keep picking.

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