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Banjo versus TV: Week 40

Posted by jrjenks on Wednesday, October 15, 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. This post covers 9/30/2008 through 10/6/2008.
Banjo 265 hrs, TV 237 hours

In anticipation of the short-neck banjo I'm working on, I've been creating some right-hand-only practice drills. So I've turned to the best source materials I can think of: bugle calls.

Also in the last week:


Cross-posted at J.R. Jenks' blog

2 comments on “Banjo versus TV: Week 40”

campbelldb Says:
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @6:29:08 AM

Great update; thanks. Using bugle calls as practice drills is a an innovative idea and i will give it a shot.



jrjenks Says:
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @9:19:14 AM

Thanks.  It was shortly after I started my banjo lessons that I realized that open G tuning would allow me to do bugle calls on my open strings.  I blogged about it then at

I'm working up some tabs that mix roll exercises with bugle calls.  I'll upload them to the Banjo Hangout when I've got 'em good.

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