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May 19, 2020 - 12:00:41 PM
90 posts since 3/10/2020

What are some of the bigger, harder, things that you've been able to achieve on your banjo?

May 19, 2020 - 9:37:18 PM
like this

113 posts since 2/20/2004

My greatest achievement with the banjo is that I’ve been able to waste countless hours entertaining myself. In the process I’ve been able to shun responsibilities including yard work, painting and lifting heavy things.

May 21, 2020 - 7:53:57 AM

90 posts since 3/10/2020

quote:
Originally posted by m06

My biggest 'achievement' that I can attribute to my banjo is entirely forgetting about 'achievement'.

Banjo is a delicious and sustaining cake that the silly cherry of 'achievement' would spoil. Some folks discover too late they're a choking hazard. And that ain't wise...smiley


I see your point. Though striving to become better and climbing the hill has it's advantages. You can have fun doing this with the right mindset.

May 28, 2020 - 5:38:10 PM

88 posts since 4/13/2015

Tenacity!

Frailing did not come easily for me—not even the basics. And that was with hard and disciplined practice. But I kept after it and kept after it (and after, and after and...) One by one, I overcame (most) of my deficits—not by talent, but by sheer hard work. Every day, every week, every month, every year, and finally every decade.

So, if it does not come easily—or quickly—to you; fret not (oh, the puns, the puns). If you are willing to keep after it it long enough, you WILL prevail!

I remember reading about a 93 year old concert cellist (wish I could remember the name) who still practiced for several hours a day. When someone asked, given all his musical achievements, why did he still drill so hard? His answer was: “Because I’m *beginning* to detect some improvement!”

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May 29, 2020 - 6:31:27 AM

319 posts since 2/10/2016

I have to say that someone told me that "I can play banjo" would I come and pick for them. I am so busy trying I had failed to see any inprovement.
God Bless
Bobby

May 30, 2020 - 12:41:08 AM

90 posts since 3/10/2020

quote:
Originally posted by HardLuck98

I have to say that someone told me that "I can play banjo" would I come and pick for them. I am so busy trying I had failed to see any inprovement.
God Bless
Bobby


If you're having trouble, don't doubt yourself! I spend at least 30 minutes a day with my banjo. I come up with whatever comes to mind and if I'm stumped I'll learn a song, take it apart just to make something completely different. Keep trying, besides if someone grabbed you for the skill you already have you should have plenty of time to get better.

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