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Starting my third year of clawhammer....

Sunday, April 8, 2007

The good news first... i am comfortable with all the tunes in "from scratch" and "buzzard", and i have down 4 tunes from levenson's new "festival tunes" (maggie, the red haired boy, whiskey for breakfast, and washington's march) .

Where i fall short:

1. i had hoped for more facility in jigs by this time. but i guess i needed to get the basic skills down first. have not nearly given up on this project.

2. i had hoped, by this time, to be able to "sing with the banjo".  this is a givup, or at least change in direction. the guitar (speaking only for me) is just so much better suited to my voice.



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starting to move to irish trad

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Add Comment

Playing Since: 2005
Experience Level: Novice

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Gender: Male
Age: 71

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charlie glenn mountain banjo

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Created 10/1/2005
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before banjo. i played uilleann pipes and whistle. have played guitar since i was a kid. i started frailing on a mountain banjo (charlie glenn 2005) in august 2005. i have made rapid progress, at least for a beginner. i am now starting to work out how to eventually frail irish trad. anyone in dc area want to slow jam, always up for it.

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