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Aug 17, 2021 - 9:34:04 PM
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Heady

USA

108 posts since 4/25/2021

Keep expectations low - I'm still a baby at the banjo.  The lighting is bad (partly by choice) and I keep playing through* a couple stumbles - I get the slide a *little* better the second time.  

 

*A few months back someone recommended The Practice of Practice by Jonathan Harnum and I loved it.  So I have tried to attend to the difference between practicing and playing, and I try not to practice-in my errors when I'm practicing, but I try to play through them when I'm playing.  


Aug 18, 2021 - 4:19:14 AM
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banjopaolo

Italy

1441 posts since 11/6/2008

smileybeautiful tune nicely played! bravo

Aug 18, 2021 - 11:18:13 AM
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8265 posts since 3/17/2005

One finger picker to another ... nice job :-)

Aug 30, 2021 - 2:50:51 PM

Enfield1858

England

128 posts since 8/1/2020

@Heady - well done, mate!  I notice the way you kept to the rhythm, even when you stumbled slightly (and the stumbles were minor, I assure you), which tells me that you've put a lot of work into keeping to the beat.  I look forward to hearing more from you as you shift up from baby steps to toddler steps, and on up from there.

Can I ask what tuning you were using, please?

With best regards,
Jack

Aug 31, 2021 - 10:27:52 AM

RG

USA

3113 posts since 8/7/2008

Keep at it, well on your way to running...

Sep 3, 2021 - 9:24:07 PM

Heady

USA

108 posts since 4/25/2021

Thank you :)

Jack, open G. I haven't ventured very far with tunings.

I recently obtained a paperback copy of the Dick Sheridan 2-finger primer and tried some of the... I can't remember the names but tunes & songs in several tunings with Cs, but I hang around mostly in open G.

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