Posted by jrjenks on Wednesday, March 12, 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.
I told Mike how much fun I had jamming at Shorty's. He suggested that I Internet up a list of common jam session songs and practice them.
My fellow Player's Union member biggamefish must have had the same idea; he asked people for their advice on jam songs to study.
Mike gave me some advice on that popping thing. He suggests that I start with my left-hand fingers resting on the strings and that I press down as I pluck; basically the reverse of the sequence I learned at Shorty's.
This was the week I finally got my TablEdit plan together. I completed SteveMcBill's TablEdit tutorial (which is excellent) and I got my MIDI keyboard set up. Now that these are in place, here's my practice regimen:
Also in the last week:
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'First Aid Find' 8 min
'home made hack job' 19 min
'Who wrote the song' 2 hrs
'Beyond words...' 2 hrs