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Great Practising at the Beach Yesterday!

Posted by Boadicea on Monday, March 12, 2018

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I stopped by the beach yesterday, and I pulled out my banjo and I went for it on the board walk. It was a beautiful day! The sun was gorgeous! The seas sounded beautiful. People were having a lovely day.

I pulled out some of my sheet music, and I remembered how to do Part B of Blackberry Blossom. I did some drilling on first two bars and then doing the Forward Backward roll and repeating Blackberry Blossom  Part A. That was great. I did my 12 Bar Chord Progression, with different rolls! I love my rolls! I did backward forward roll, mixed roll, alternative mixed roll, forward roll, starting on B forward roll, starting on G,. I really enjoyed doing some jamming and I really love doing some noodling with my | G | Em | C | D7 | chords. That so resonates for me! I did some strumming, and I did some soft strumming, loud strumming, fast and slow strumming. Okay my fast strumming is everyone else's slow strumming, but it is improving each day. also did Good Night Ladies! Parts A and B of my untitled piece! 

My use of my body is poor, but I am doing The Alexander Technique! I tend to stop breathing and freeze up when playing for awhile, and my arms and chest contract. So I am going for more short practising, more often, rather than long practising sessions. 

"Gosh Darn, Great Banjo Day!"

7 comments on “Great Practising at the Beach Yesterday!”

Northlyn Says:
Monday, March 12, 2018 @7:09:40 PM

How awesome, I could feel the sandy, salty, windy beach.

I am soon to be practicing some banjoy rolls as my Scrugg's book came. What a great music book about banjo in general! Now, looking for a BG resonator beater banjo for beaches and such places.

Loved your post.

n1wr Says:
Monday, March 12, 2018 @7:33:53 PM

Boadicea Kate - you're making us all jealous! OK - you're on the opposite side of the world. But you're also in the southern hemisphere - at the beach! It snowed here today!


Judith511 Says:
Monday, March 12, 2018 @8:03:40 PM

That sounds wonderful to play by the beach!

AndyW Says:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @2:46:45 AM

The weather sounds fabulous. Pick your banjo up and enjoy. Sit your banjo back down and continue to enjoy!

Boadicea Says:
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @3:14:11 AM

It is great practicing at the beach!

Northlyn Says:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @11:15:18 AM
Check out this Bluegrass site I just found. It has mp3 and tab.

Northlyn Says:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @11:15:38 AM
Check out this Bluegrass site I just found. It has mp3 and tab.

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