Posted by jrjenks on Sunday, June 22, 2008
It's J.R.'s one year banjoversary and he's writing a series of posts on where he's been and where he's going, banjo-wise.
Yes, after those first six months I just wasn't making the progress that I wanted to. I'd performed on stage and had a good time doing so, but I wasn't satisfied with my musical performance. I'd spent half a year on my banjo and had gone to lessons every week (mostly), but I could just barely manage a Seeger-style sing-along. (And I'd have needed the printed music and a lot of practice before I could play the song.)
Coincidentally – or perhaps because the universe just wanted me to learn to play the banjo better – this period of realization came upon me at the end of the year, just in time for a new year's resolution:
My new year's resolution for 2008 is to spend at least as much time playing my banjo as I spend watching TV.
As you can see from this chart of my banjo hours over the year...
...I logged a lot more banjo time in the second six months than I did in the first. The Banjo versus TV project has been a success!
"So, J.R.," I hear you say, because I can hear things over the Internet. "That's what the last year has been like. But what's next?"
I'm so glad you asked. Stay tuned for the where-do-I-go-from-here portion of my first banjoversary celebration.
Sunday, June 22, 2008 @10:24:15 AM
What a great treatise on your progress! This is "actually"
fascinating! haha It IS so much fun!
I got to play this morning for our adult class in church, and one guy said, "I didn't know you played the banjo. You're pretty good."
So that's how we go: helping people enjoy music, and maintaining being pretty good, and beyond!
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'Tenor banjo bridge lot' 2 hrs
'tab problem' 5 hrs
'ODE' 7 hrs