Been working on BBV lately. I STINK with barre chords, fretted or unfretted. That aside, anyone have any tips rolling from the 10th measure into the 11th and 12th measures?? I struggle getting from…Continue
hey folks, I need a couple tunes. I've been in a bit of malaise and my nose stuck in books too much. And, I need to get back into the groove.So, I'm taking tune ideas. I typically work on two at a…Continue
"Joel, thanks for the references!! I've just been leaning on my early bluegrass lessons (before I was introduced to frailing & minstrel). I also have the 2 Finger Banjo series (index lead, thumb lead, & mixed) by Sebastian Schroeder.…"
"Right, and at the 19th measure where it says "7th fret" I will hold that at 5th position stopping the D with my 3rd and the F# with my 4th fingers. Learning position playing as a habit is a good thing and one begins to identify patterns as…"
"That stab at the 7th fret, 1st string is so common that you might as well "Buckley down" and get it comfortable. ;-)
Yah, Tim's version is pretty close to the original...but it is the way Tim plays it. For example, I might play…"
"I've messed around with guitar style a bit, but not as much as I've played it stroke style. I'll dedicate a more time to trying the guitar style and see how it goes. I tend to stay away from guitar style for whatever reason. Probably…"
Been working on BBV lately. I STINK with barre chords, fretted or unfretted. That aside, anyone have any tips rolling from the 10th measure into the 11th and 12th measures?? I struggle getting from the 7th "fret" with my ring finger into the series of pulloffs and a hammer on. I think the pinky stretch to the 7th might work, but I'm not too accurate with that. And yes, I know that's what practice is for :PSee More
"I've been working through some Converse and Buckley. I do have a couple of books full of tunes in notation. I need to "translate" them, hoping it leads to reading the notation. And, I need to get back into the habit of making…"
"Jim, I have a Bell Stichter. The string height on it is really low. Not buzzy, but any heat or humidity and it becomes nearly unplayable, no matter how tight I wrench the head, which I absolutely hate to do. I also switched bridges to something…"
Long time, no talk...I haven't posted in quite a while. I've been sidetracked by my open back banjo. In doing so, I noticed something curious...Usually, I'm a middle finger striker. For whatever reason, I started striking with my pointer/index. I noticed the tone wasn't nearly as "muddy". It's clearer, crisper. I haven't decided if it's an anatomical difference, or I'm not as deep into the stings, or something else.So, in some ways, I'm kind of starting over. The 2-3 millimeters is a HUGE…See More