Tony gives advice and encouragement for all banjo students of all levels. There are certain common plateus and sticking points that many players can find themselves becoming discouraged by in the learning process. This lesson will give you some ideas for keeping your progress moving foward and continuing to enjoy the journey of learning a new instrument.
(banjo music)…- Hello, folks, this is gonna be a short,…but important message from your sponsor, that being me.…And, it's really just talking about your attitude…when you're playing the banjo.…Yes, we all get frustrated, you get frustrated,…we get on plateaus where…we're just not making forward motion,…or we're having a really hard time getting a lick,…and, or a tune down.…The important thing is keep a positive attitude.…As Alan Munde once said with great profundity,…"It's only a banjo."…And, Alan has a really wonderful, dry sense of humor,…but I think it really applies in this case.…
Don't take it too seriously.…This is supposed to be fun, and we're working…on these things, but we're playing the banjo.…We're not working the banjo, we're playing the banjo.…And yes, you'll come to points where you'll feel…like you're hitting a wall.…Or, you're just having a really hard time getting a lick,…but you'll just keep at it, and you will get it.…I remember when I was 14 years old,…probably when I'd first started playing,…
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- Separating notes
- Playing with others
- Using the capo
- Playing hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Playing variations on classic tunes
- Minding your posture
- Training your ear
- Building speed
Skill Level Beginner
1. Playing with Others
2. Basic Embellishments
3. Variations on Basic Tunes
4. Posture and Ear Training
5. Playing Up the Neck and Building Speed
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