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7/28/08 Acute Clawhammer Anxiety Syndrome

Posted by Rindill on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Actually, I am usually at FHO:

But I am becoming newly addicted -

but I was screwing around with describing what I am suffering from - I have  ACAGS

Acute Clawhammer Anxiety  and Greed Syndrome
(extreme clawhammer novice - but a total greedy guts.)

Self-taught in the middle of nowhere.
..and only since I recently got Dan's (Levenson) Clawless book, did I realize that I was hammering away in the bluegrass tuning of gDGBD!!

Hey - I can do fiddle tunes in G, but I was like! Wow! A real TUNING! and now I am not leery of capos.
I also even decided to learn TAB! (I am not  even grumbling anymore)
Sure makes a difference when you find out there are real clawhammer tunings!

I found out there is an easier way to hold the thing too - MAN! Wonders! (no strap, either!) Geez! LOL! That made a difference!

Life's become a banjo buffet

So here's a rough version of a graphic, and where I am at the moment:


5 comments on “7/28/08 Acute Clawhammer Anxiety Syndrome”

vrteach Says:
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @2:17:33 PM

Howdy! Do you have a picture for Acute Bow Anxiety Syndrom (ABAS)? I (and everyone within ear-shot of my fiddle) suffer from that.

Rindill Says:
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @5:22:15 PM

1 part rosin and a jigger of rum stirred together may help -
meanwhile, let me see what I can do - LOL!

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @7:38:05 PM

I'm suffering from Acute Frailing Incompetence Syndrome.  I reckon it's a temporary condition due to having my fingers in too many pies.  It may take me a long time to overcome this condition, but I'm committed.

Rindill Says:
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @8:03:32 PM

If you've already  been committed,  you're definately in the right place !! jen!-

Renorover Says:
Friday, June 12, 2009 @5:08:14 PM

You know I resemble that remark..even if I am more of a Scruggs picker.

:)  Talk soon.

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