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Earl Scruggs book!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I'm excited.  I got the Earl Scruggs banjo book for Christmas...and WOW.  It has already been a wealth of knowledge far beyond just how to play.  I'm most excited to learn about the ins and outs of the music theory part.  I didn't really know what went into the definition of a major chord or a minor chord, now I've got some clue!

It's also getting me to do a lot of exercises...just spending 10-15 minutes at a time practicing one little pattern.  I feel like I'm backtracking to the beginning of the learning process a little bit, but I'm hoping that will pay off (and, to be fair, I'm only 4 months into the whole banjo thing, so it's not like I'm dropping back years worth of effort).

Anyone else get something that reenergized them this holiday season?

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Playing Since: 2012
Experience Level: Just Startin'

Interests:
[Jamming] [Socializing]

Occupation: Marketing

Gender: Male
My Instruments:
5-string banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, mandolin, harmonica, and (the most fun one of all!) thumb piano

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Steep Canyon Rangers, Steve Martin, The Civil Wars, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Earl Scruggs, Childish Gambino, Mumford and Sons, Cat Stevens, Flogging Molly, Alison Krauss, Union Station

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I received my first banjo from my wife at the end of August 2012. It is a Savannah SB80 from Banjo Hut. I knew that I wanted to learn an instrument, and it was down to the guitar or banjo - the choice was obvious. I may never be a master, but I love the sound of the banjo, and I look forward to learning along with getting to know some much more talented musicians than myself! Now I'm finding myself enjoying a variety of string instruments, with an Appalachian dulcimer between my first post-banjo acquisition.

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