Posted by jrjenks on Tuesday, January 29, 2008
A weekly check-in on the Banjo versus TV project -- J.R.'s resolution to spend more time in 2008 on his banjo than on TV.
My car's onboard computer decided to feign an illness this last week, so I missed my banjo lesson while I had the shop look at the problem. (A shout-out to the good people at Grossinger Toyota in Skokie, who didn't charge me a dime for what turned out to be nothing.)
Also in the last week:
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 @4:04:45 PM
TV can be a time thief!! You can make more money, but you can't make more time. Happy Pickin' !!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 @4:21:45 PM
For all the bad stuff you hear about tv, it's a great tool to practice to. I find it very good to watch tv whilst practicing banjo (subliminal learning!), especially when learning runs and licks that must be repeated over and over to gain muscle memory. Works a treat
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 @4:39:19 PM
A lot of people tell me that they've been able to train their muscle memory by playing while watching TV. I've enjoyed playing while watching silent movies on Turner Classic Movies. I know of someone who swears to Star Trek (The Original Series) as the way to go. Whatever works for ya.
The goal of the Banjo versus TV project isn't for me to watch less TV; it's for me to play more banjo. I'm at the Just Startin' level, wanting to get better, and I know that lots of practice is the only way.
So far, so good.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 @5:47:38 PM
Whenever I watch CSI Miami, when the techno-rock plays during their lab-research scenes, I turn off the sound and play bluegrass!! Loads o' fun!!
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