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Banjo as Plus One

Posted by Joanchek on Thursday, November 13, 2008

I bought a nice pair of headphones with a decent microphone today, and had a ball playing along with my mp3's.  I don't do that often enough.  What I noticed today was that speed is just no longer an issue, up to about 200bpm.  I do lose my place now and then, but I can usually recover quickly.  By the third run through, I'm nailing the tune.  Then I can make it fun with phrasing and intonation.  I need to do this more often.

I am looking for suggestions for music storage.  I keep my tabs in page protectors in three-ring binders, but they're cumbersome and difficult to manage with picks on my fingers.  Does anyone have a great idea for making music easy to find? 


3 comments on “Banjo as Plus One”

Koala_in_pjs Says:
Thursday, November 13, 2008 @8:26:51 PM

I'm going to start  a folder similar to yours possibly in which I will be using the lettered dividers you can get from the newsagents and put any tunes in the folder alphabetically. 

You still need to do a bit of flicking but at least you've only got the other songs starting with the same letter to flick through so it's not as much of a hassle

If you can't find the dividers at the newsagents you can always make your own by cutting out small paper tabs, lettering them  and then sticky taping them so they hang further out than the page protectors do for easy viewing.

Hope this idea helps


brawny1 Says:
Friday, November 14, 2008 @3:33:58 AM

You blue grass players have it easy! You only need to worry about tuning for the most part. As a CH player I have half a dozen tunings I play regularly. I did figure out that it was easiest to organize them by tuning to save a lot of flipping through the pages. B

mainejohn Says:
Friday, November 14, 2008 @5:03:31 AM

1. Switch to clawhammer (no picks). 2. Turn pages with left hand

sorry...I couldn't resist :)



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