Frustration is what leads people to give up on music. But what is it that keeps us going?
What is it that motivates us to pick up our banjo day in and day out?
In this episode we'll see what we can learn from the neuroscience of reward to help us sustain our passion for the five over the long term.
About the Author
Dr. Josh Turknett is the creator of the Brainjo Method, the first system for learning banjo that incorporates the science of learning and neuroplasticity and specifically targets the adult learner.
Friday, April 15, 2022 @2:13:18 PM
Great topic! I also feel some people put a super high expectation on themselves in the way of wanting to do too much too soon. I was shown a basic frailing right hand pattern and wore out Shortening Bread until my wife wanted to jump off a cliff. I also never want to sound exactly like any of the Banjo Gods. I am very pleased to figure a tune out to my liking and if an observer is tapping a foot or smiling, it is very rewarding. When asked, how long have you been playing a Banjo? All I can say is, I have owned a banjo for 46 years. Playing off and on never punching a time clock. Also kept my day job. The fact of not knowing where the finish was a great point you made me aware of. It is very true, for I never have known where it was. Learning to never give up in life has kept me going. The Banjo is another relaxing and pleasant escape in life. You always have great motivational pep talks, thanks for what you do.
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