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John Hardy 1st Break 

Posted 9/20/2008 8:18:47 AM

Is there a technique to move from these open notes to holding down the first, second and third strings on the second, third and forth fret with your index, middle and little finger? I am having some difficulties. (I got the idea to scan this and following problems from Olbap!)

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2 comments on “John Hardy 1st Break”

peghead59 Says:
Saturday, September 20, 2008 @8:42:35 AM

I'm on exactly the same break and have been for a couple of weeks now. It does get easier mate. I hover over the frets while I'm playing the open strings then bring down the first, second and little finger one after the other. It felt impossible at first, but getting the angle of the wrist right does help. I have literally sat down for ten/ fifteen minutes at a time, just going over that chord change. Playing very slowly helps with me. I have already picked up pace with this one. Good luck.

Jane C Says:
Sunday, September 21, 2008 @9:50:07 AM

This is probably a real no no in serious banjo land, but if I find a note too difficult to get my fingers round, I play a different one that sounds the same, instead of that 3rd fret 2nd string I'd play open first string. I'm such a cheat. <: o

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