I am surprised how quickly the playing with picks is improving. I twisted the picks a little on my fingers and they are great now. Why didn't I think of that before. I am learning to memorize songs as well. I never really bothered cause I just had books but now I see how much more fun it would be if you know the tunes and are able to just play. Working on Blueberry Blossom and Devils Dream from my Beginner/Bluegrass Banjo course. :)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @4:05:58 AM
What is the name of your course?
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @5:25:18 AM
It definitely increases the fun factor when you can play a tune from memory. You will notice that the better you know a tune and the more you play it, your speed wil improve. Just make sure you keep time correctly as the speed increases. Keep picking.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @7:57:50 AM
@Northl I am taking the Beginner Banjo Course with Bill Evans on Peghead Nation. I have pretty much gone through the tunes in the course but now am getting them better and am doing the Bluegrass Banjo Course with Bill.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @4:43:21 PM
It makes such a difference when you start to get your picks to mold to your fingers just so, and once they fit with your fingers it makes it easier with your hands, arms, & body, your playing style, it really gets you moving ahead, and feeling a little bit more confident Judith511. That is the great thing about practising regularly you keep making incremental changes each day, and then suddenly something clicks a bit more.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @3:27:46 AM
At this point I am just doing bluegrass but clawhammer is probably in the future. I do dome strumming etc to accompany my husband sometimes. Yes you do see changes for the better if you practice regularly. :)
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