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F shape F, D shaped D & an A shaped A!

Posted by Boadicea on Friday, May 18, 2018

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I had a great banjo lesson today after recovering from minor shoulder surgery, a cold and gastro, suffice to say the last couple of weeks have not been a lot of fun!


So today in my lesson we looked at the F shape F, D shaped D & an A shaped A, then I started putting those up and down the neck, in a range of versions such as a F shaped G etc, and that was great! An awesome lesson.  My little pinky finger is very sore tonight. I was going to come home and practice but given the pain levels I was pleased to just do some noodling.  


I am selling my first banjo, and I hope it will go to a good and happy home.


I hope that you folks are going well!


6 comments on “F shape F, D shaped D & an A shaped A!”

Judith511 Says:
Friday, May 18, 2018 @3:37:30 AM

Sounds like a great lesson Boadicea . I am thinking that I should take some lessons. I seem to be kind of stuck. Maybe I need inspiration.

Did you buy a new banjo Kate? What did you get?

n1wr Says:
Friday, May 18, 2018 @11:53:19 AM

Boadicea Kate - Good to hear from you! Work those chords - they are the key to back up and working up the neck.
Here's some good video on using those new chords:

By the way - there are a bunch of really good videos here: Use them to supplement your lessons. Look for the above videos and many more using these chord shapes under the heading Scruggs Foundational: Backup.


hoodoo Says:
Sunday, May 20, 2018 @3:50:08 PM

Nice to hear from you. I don't really post in the practice group, but I like reading the blogs. Its been quiet lately. Hopefully, its becaused everybody is holed up working hard on their banjo playing

n1wr Says:
Monday, May 21, 2018 @5:04:01 AM

hoodoo - Its summer time - we (except for Kate - its winter in australia) are out playing in the sun!

Northlyn Says:
Monday, June 18, 2018 @3:20:00 PM

How is it going Kate? What is your newest banjo that you mentioned?

pickn5 Says:
Friday, June 22, 2018 @8:49:07 AM

Sounds like a really great lesson. Work on forming those F and D shape chords until you can form them quickly and accurately. If you don't, you'll be playing catch up like me. Keep picking.

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