A site dedicated to all enthusiasts of Classic Style Banjo
Please excuse so many posts, I'm just finding my way about the site, starting with this blog. I don't feel as though I'm qualified to post any discussions yet but I seem to have got one going, inadvertently, when I referred to hand positions. Thanks, Jody, for the detailed analysis of hand positions. I think it's really up to the person who plays the instrument which hand position is the most comfortable. I'm sure that speed can be achieved with practice whichever method is chosen as you say. Talking about music practice I thought I'd ask how members here organise their own learning and practice of the banjo. (I suppose I should post this on the discussion page but I'm staying here on the blog for the moment.) Do you (meaning everyone out there) have a set way of practising?
Looking back to my music practice sessions when I was first learning the piano at the age of 7, I had a set time to practice and in that half hour (it got longer the longer I played the piano) I practised exercises for technique, scales, new pieces or parts of new pieces, some theory and finally at the end of the session I played pieces that I knew and attempted some pieces that I had chosen (not ones my teacher had chosen). In other words I 'played' on the piano after the serious part of 'learning'.
How do members here 'learn' to play? Does each practice session follow a particular format? Do you just concentrate on learning one piece at once? Do you do exercises or warm ups? It would be interesting to hear. Maybe you don't need to practice much or maybe you will find new methods of learning if a lot of people join this discussion.
I think I've wittered for long enough. My practice today on the blog is inserting pictures so here goes.
Yeah! OH you're too late - I've done it myself. :)
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