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Getting near 144bpm baseline

Friday, February 16, 2018

I've currently been working on getting all my 9 'Clawhammer From Scratch' tunes up to an easy 144bpm(72 bpm cut time).

I'm nearly there, just ironing out occasional mistakes on Year of Jubilo but will be there in a couple of days.

My next step is to get this up to 160bpm. However I'm going to go about this in an unconventional way in order to give myself some extra interest.

What I'm going to build towards is being able to video record myself playing all tunes through at 144bpm. As videoing makes things much harder(for me), I figure this will not only clean everything up completely beyond doubt, but will also mean 'offscreen' I should be much faster.

I'll post the resultant 'mix video' when I'm done.

On a separate note, I ramped up my simplified Mississippi Sawyer today and was able to hash through at 200/100 bpm which is my 'record'. So I've proved to myself that hand-speed is there and I just need to get a handle on each tune. 

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Playing Since: 2017
Experience Level: Just Startin'

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Gender: Male
My Instruments:
Gretsch Dixie Special Openback
Saga 'beater' banjo
Squier51electric guitar
Freshman acoustic guitar
Lee Oskar harmonica

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From the UK and new to American Old-Time. Just listening to as much clawhammer as I can without annoying the missus.

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Teaching myself clawhammer from a mix of 'Clawhammer From Scratch' and 'Rocket Science Banjo'. Play guitar to a low intermediate level. Have played many instruments to a comfort zone level of just able to play enough to keep myself happy. Determined banjo will be learned more methodically to try and attain a higher level of playing.

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