I just had a great practice!
by, 06-04-10 at 12:25 AM (515 Views)
I am a complete beginner with the guitar and the banjo. I have only been playing the banjo about a little over a month. The guitar I played for 6 months before (3 years ago). The difference is that I am taking lessons now. Anyway, I have been learning rolls, right hand technique, and chords, left hand work.
I picked up the banjo to practice just now and after warming up and doing a left hand practice, I played the song "Take me home, Country Roads" by John Denver. I did really well! I nailed the forward roll I was using, 5-3-2-1. The real difference came from my chord shifts with my left hand. I really nailed some smooth shifts without any pause (or not much of one) in my rolls. It actually sounded like music. It was quite pretty. I am very encouraged that I am learning something here! :mrgreen: