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Re: Begginner's Banjo Question

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  • goldrb6
    Alan Munde said there are 3 ways to get good...1 JAM 2 JAM 3 JAM nuff said banjo Dennis ... how can ... feel like ... get 2 ... and almost ... playing ... I
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 3, 2004
      Alan Munde said there are 3 ways to get good...1 JAM 2 JAM 3 JAM
      nuff said
      banjo Dennis


      --- In nwbluegrass@yahoogroups.com, mail@m... wrote:
      > Hi, hope y'all can help a "newbie" out!
      >
      > When should I play with other people? What are the first steps and
      how can
      > I practice for it?
      >
      > I have been practicing banjo (regularly) for about 6 months and
      feel like
      > it may be years before before I can join a jam session. Recently I
      > started getting up early to practice an hour before work so I can
      get 2
      > hours in every day - it's helped a lot but never seems like enough.
      >
      > I'm just getting to being able to play Cripple Creek mindlessly
      and almost
      > to Scruggs speed. Mostly I haven't been working on speed - still
      > mastering closed positions D & F.
      >
      > I'd appreciate advice and if you could relate how you got started
      playing
      > in public - that would be great. I'm so sick of hearing "oh, well
      I
      > started playing when I was 9, my whole family played so..." I'm
      27 - give
      > me hope!!
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Mahalie
      > (pickin' in Seattle)
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