Posted by 5strings3picks1banjo on Saturday, April 5, 2008
I have been playing less lately due to work and duties around the home. Sometimes it is hard to get into the flow and other times after a few days break it just flows nicely. Always makes me think should I have a break or play every night. After work the fingers are tired and sometimes sore so I blame work for my poor pickin. I have also notice when i am playing to my satisfaction I can find viriations of the notes and tunes with ease and enjoy wondering off and linking up all the tunes I can play. I find it great for practice and timing. I know I need to learn tunes correctly but at the moment I am enjoying hearing myself play at an even pace and flowing without having to stop and look at tab all the time. As we all know, Practice makes perfect.
Saturday, April 5, 2008 @8:04:23 AM
I think it's a good idea to try to play every day, even if it's just a little, but, as you say, some days that is just not possible. Unless you're making a living with the banjo, rest and sleep are more important. What you say about playing at an even pace is also very important--that's what we all should be going for. This is what makes great players like Earl and J.D. Crowe great (well,partly)--the even spaces between notes. Good luck with it.
Saturday, April 5, 2008 @4:45:29 PM
I agree - I'm a really new newbie! but have to control and pace myself with my beginner exercises/rolls. As for taking a break, I'm not sure about that in the early learning stages. I try to do an hour each day. I need the practice!! I'm lucky in that I work on comuters (typesetting etc) during the weekday, so my fingers do get exercise, but fingers often still want to to in the wrong direction when I'm picking!! I'm determined to get it right though. Regards to all. Bryan
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