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lighter touch

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

 I was noticing a lot of fret wear (I thought this odd, for only owning her for 7 months...).  I did a bit of reading up, and the Deering website recommended using a lighter touch while fretting notes.  I have been trying this out, and wow!  It solves quite a few problems, actually.  I feel less tension while playing, and I seem to be more accurate, to boot.  Perhaps I was pressing too hard because of "learner's concentration".  You know: If I fret the note really hard, it will be really right, right?  wrong!  lesson learned.

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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Novice

Interests:
[Jamming] [Socializing]

Gender: Female
Age: 35

My Instruments:
Deering Goodtime

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Pete Seeger, Old Man Luedecke, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and your grampa.

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Created 8/31/2009
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I just started learning clawhammer style banjo, and I love it! I would love to meet other clawhammer players, learn from others, and hopefully find a teacher in the Toronto area. I'd also like to learn a bit of Seeger-style picking one of these days.

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