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Posted by egyptlove3 on Saturday, November 29, 2008

I'm new at banjo. Just started two weeks ago and I'm getting discouraged because I'm not getting the rolls as quick as I want to. Is there some way to practice where it will build up my speed?

6 comments on “newbie!”

Kester Says:
Saturday, November 29, 2008 @6:37:13 PM

It does take time.  I have been learning since January and I am still a beginner.  The banjo really does take years but it is fun. 


P.s. welcome to the BHO!

pete hobbie Says:
Saturday, November 29, 2008 @7:10:10 PM

Youve been doing this two weeks and your still not fast as you wanta be....ya better hang it up....
Just kidding ,it's a long convoluted road your heading down ,have fun where your at while your there just keep goin.

randyblair Says:
Saturday, November 29, 2008 @7:25:00 PM

Like Pete says...Keep goin!  There will come a moment when your pickin will fall into place and you will be on cloud 9 goin...I can't believe this sounds so good!  Then it will be onto practicing the next roll or fill...the more of them you get good at the more you can string them together and have fun making up your own little songs or versions of standard songs.  Enjoy your journey. 

rperkins Says:
Saturday, November 29, 2008 @8:42:18 PM

i've been pickin banjo since 1974 and am still learnin' .just hang in there, keep on pickin and surpprise yourself at what you can do.

Old Man Says:
Sunday, November 30, 2008 @8:42:36 AM

In about 5 years you will know if the Banjo is for you and that is with daily practice. If you get discourged now you are in for a ride.

egyptlove3 Says:
Sunday, November 30, 2008 @6:52:37 PM

Thanks guys. I'm not as scared as I was a yesterday...except for when I read pete's first sentence. I about had a heartattack! Haha! How do I add people as friends on here? I'm computer illiterate...

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