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A Study in Sixths from Mel Bay's banjo method by Frank Bradbury
Very good progress. If I may make a couple of suggestions?
As you are sticking to the Bradbury book, take a look at page 2 and look where Bradbury is picking the strings (also page 6 and page 8).
For the best tone from the instrument, picking is "usually" done around 2 1/2"- 3" from the bridge in classic style. Give it a try. You may find it odd until you get used to it, but it is worth the effort. You are getting a good tune out of the piece but your technique will improve if you try not to repeat pick with the same right hand fingers. In this piece Bradbury does not notate the RH fingers that often, but you will see in Bar 2 that the last two quavers are played wth the second finger and then the last note the index finger. Try the "alternate fingering" as he shows. Again it may be awkward at first but your playing will get better and better if you follow his correct techniques.
Keep them coming and keep up the good work!!!
Thanks for the remarks. I hadn't noticed that my hand was so close to the fretboard, a habit that I picked while learning clawhammer banjo I suppose. I consciously tried to play closer to the bridge earlier today, but my hand somehow always finds its way back to close to the fretboard.
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