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Banjo versus TV: Week 15

Posted by jrjenks on Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Banjo 104 hrs, TV 84 hours
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.

Squeezed in a little practice during a busy week. Spent much of my time in my Hal Leonard book, especially on...
The Pinch

Also in the last week:

  • Good topic at the BHO: "What was the worst piece of advice given to you when you were first starting out?"
  • I've been rewatching Understanding the Formula of Music, the DVD I discussed three weeks ago. I pick up a little more with each repeated viewing. For example, this DVD has taught me what an arpeggio is -- a journey of understanding that began in 1970 when I first saw this scene in The Aristocats:

 

Cross-posted at J.R. Jenks' blog


3 comments on “Banjo versus TV: Week 15”

Joanchek Says:
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @4:29:44 PM

Jr, I've really enjoyed keeping up with your Banjo vs. TV journey.  I nearly typed battle, but I have a very strong suspicion that there is no longer a battle... banjo won out a long time ago!

Keep up the good work, and please keep posting your progress.  It's great fun to read.

 

PruchaLegend Says:
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @10:17:19 PM

All right. The banjo is still winning. Keep up the good work. Pick like your life depended on it.

jrjenks Says:
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 @4:07:00 AM

Thanks, Joanchek and PruchaLegend.

Yes, the banjo is clearly winning the fight.

Being public about it has helped, so I'll definitely keep posting these weekly updates throughout 2008.

Semper plectrum!

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