For enthusiasts of early banjo
From the Frank Converse Analytical Method. These are really good for building technique. Follow the fingerings for maximum effect. The solid line is what Rice called a "Strike" 30 years prior.
Perfect timing for me. Can I have a Hallelujah!
Praise the lowered...(bass)
I think I have fond a task to do today. This would make an ultimate Warm Up! No clumsy fingers after running through this a few times before playing,..hopefully!
I have been doing these daily for years. They are of great help...period. I don't want to lose sight of the fact that the original post was a segue to look at the General Exercises that follow this.
And for the benefit of those like me, who stumble around looking for things that others already know the location of....
All the tutors can be perused, saved on your computer as PDFs, or printed out in their entirety, thanks to Tim and others' generosity:
The combo exercises Tim posted above are found on pages 90-91 of the Converse 1886 edition tutor in the link.
BIG THANKS to all who took the time and trouble to make this all available to us for free. :)
There is a lot of stuff on this site, but it is difficult to find. I put these up a long time ago.....just "refeatured" them
I downloaded that PDF and made a nice spiral bound book. I was still new,...still am ha ha, and shelved it, looked a t a few things but other than that that was it. i'm sure I would have eventually discovered it,...maybe next year, but gory be It popped up at a good time. Yes! Big Thanks to Tim and all of the contributors of our ever growing resources. Cheers!
Once you play these and plant that hand down, try some of the pieces in that book, paying due attention to the Combination marks in the piece. There are many simple ones. I guarantee that it will change your game. Looking back on the earlier stuff will never be the same. You'll see those moves,,,unmnarked, but jumping right out. It think this is a piece of the clawhammer / stroke puzzle.
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