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Update on learning from Tims New Banjo Method book

In one of his videos Tim emphasized seeing the "strike" in the triplets.

That goes way beond the triplets into most other complex patterns in

the music. I'm learning to see the "Strikes" in other complex patterns of this music.

Ex: Cotton Pod Walkaround looks baffling until you look at the book while listening to the CD

and identifying the strikes within the complex music


This is probably well known to most everyone here but it is very new and helpful to me.

This book is a great help


Ron H.


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Comment by Tim Twiss on March 27, 2013 at 10:31am

Thanks Ron. Please, keep alive the topic of Strikes within the music either in a forum, in a pm to me. This is an area of learning the banjo I feel especially passionate about. It have seen this thread from Briggs to Converse 1886, and it is so strongly taught by FBC in his Analytical Method. If there was one cosmic "aha" in my learning the Minstrel banjo...that was it. If I finger banjo songs, or figure them out, I look for the Strike possibilities. With few exceptions, there are there. 

Comment by Ron on March 27, 2013 at 1:24pm

will do. and yes I shared your AH Ha moment

its like a little light came on this morning

Comment by Steve Jeter on March 27, 2013 at 1:38pm

 Ron   nothing quite a a ha moment,, my problem is,,, it usually takes repeats of the moment for it to really sink in ;)      glad your feeling it,, fun aint it!


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