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Nearly 6 months learning - oh to be a machine gun.

Posted by Patrick Randall on Thursday, September 6, 2007

This weeks effort features my new Deering Calico and my wife's $310 mando. Nearly 6months of learning now and I'm beginning to *almost* feel what it must be like to play proper Scruggs style - like a machine gun Janet Davis says... (mine sounds more like a rusty Gatling gun missing a few barrels and being turned by a wounded soldier :-(    Ah well.. one day maybe)

General comment after 6months:

Every now and then, and *just for a few fleeting moments*, (not on this recording it must be said), and mostly when I'm sort of relaxed the notes in the rolls just seem to be exactly in the right place. I can't say my RH is relaxed though and I wonder if it should be - there's a certain "tenseness" in getting the strings to sort of pop instead of ding. Very difficult to describe. It's a great feeling just for those few notes then - doh all gone again...

Janet Davis' Little Maggie on the broken Gatling gun lies here:

http://www.banjohangout.org/myhangout/music.asp?id=7654




1 comment on “Nearly 6 months learning - oh to be a machine gun.”

dnelson Says:
Thursday, September 6, 2007 @3:26:10 PM

Hey Partick, don't lose hope, just keep picking.  Hey, is your dog a doodle?  Looks like our Golden Doodle.  Ozzie 

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