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Gettin' Frustrated

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Don't know if this has happened to anyone else or not, but if it has "How did you get through / over it"?  I admit I haven't been at this too long, but I'm starting to build a library of songs (approx. 10) learned.  I've started to see how portions of licks and runs can be used different songs.  This is the problem.  When I finally learn a new song I've pretty much got it, then.  But then I seem to forget some of the ones' I've previously learned.  Sometimes I can't even remember the beginnings.  Then as mentioned before the licks, runs, and roll patterns as they are different in some songs even though they start out the same or pieces of them are the same.  Then when I go back and fix the one I can't remember, then I can't remember another one.  It's all running together in my brain and I have a tendency to want to play it like the way I learned it in another song.  I'm afraid I don't have enough brain cells left from my early years as a result of my bar hoppin' and beer consumption.  The other problem is, in some of the songs I've learned, the I can't hear the melody of it while playing the banjo part.   I can if there's a guitar accompaniment, but at my level I can't play fast enough to keep up with a recording, and at this point question whether or not I'll ever be able to.  And finally since I'm having this much difficulty with no more songs than I currently try to know, I can only imagine what it would be like knowing as many as most of you probably know.  Any suggestions appreciated!        



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Playing Since: 2009
Experience Level: Just Startin'

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Occupation: Police Officer - RETIRED

Gender: Male
Age: 67

My Instruments:
JD Crowe BlackJack

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Earl Scruggs, Doug Dillard, Ricky Skaggs, JD Crowe, Ralph Stanley

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Created 11/27/2009
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Bought my first banjo years ago but it sat in the closet for a while. Finally decided to do something with it and now I can only keep kicking myself in the butt for letting so much time pass. I'm totally addicted!

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