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John Boulding

Submitted by cjmssmd on 1/3/2017

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John is terrific and I can't imagine anyone going wrong with him. He really knows his stuff.  He listens to what I am trying to accomplish and then gives me just the right amount of new material each lesson. 

I was self-taught for about a year, reading tablature, and memorizing songs, but wanted to learn to play backup with a group. John introduced me to a new way of thinking about banjo music which was exactly what I needed.  He taught me chord progressions (up and down the neck, in any key, without a capo), basic licks, slides and rolls. He gave me good suggestions of recordings to practice playing along with. He got me in the practice of simply listening to what the banjo player is doing on recordings. 

Thanks fo John my playing has a new energy and excitement.

Overall Rating: 10

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