I am amazed by how much information and lessons there are online. Yes, for sure many of them you have to pay for but I am a believer in paying for services rendered. I don't work for free either. Although I really have not played much over the last 40 years I am making up for it now and playing banjo and guitar is becoming my major interest, I also have horses which have taken up uch of my time in life. At this point I have two , both of which are lame or semi lame. My plans for the summer of showing Western Dressage seem to be floating out the window as the horse I showed last year is injured. :( Maybe I will take an instrument up to the barn and play for them. I think they might like it. :)
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @9:38:09 AM
Judith511 I can relate - my brother has 4 horses down in Ocala FL, 3 of them rescue horses. Not sure they would care for banjo, but my brother loves the devil out of them.
Like you I dropped out of music for a good while and am now picking it up, although rather slowly at my age, with renewed enthusiasm.
Yes - a ton of material on line. You need to be careful not to get lost in the forest! I am a strong proponent of using all of the resources available - and the on-line stuff is one of them. The trick is to find what is most meaningful to you and focus on it. With youtube videos galore it is easy to jump around all over the place and not accomplish anything.
John Boulding's TOTW series is one of the better series.
It sounds like you are on the right track. Good luck.
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @3:21:43 PM
Theres been some recent threads in the Clawhammer forum, re not trying to accomplish too many things at one time, being patient etc. The internet makes it easy to overload on info when what is best is good old practice.
I'm getting round this right now by telling myself I'm resting my tired(from earlier practice) shoulder.
Monday, March 26, 2018 @11:15:03 AM
The Brainjo series is great on here. You should definitely play for your horses, they will love it!
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @11:52:14 PM
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