Comment by thereallyniceman on May 18, 2011 at 17:27

Sylvia had trouble uploading. So I have had a go and all seems to work for me!

Great performance Sylvia or perhaps we should call you "Hot fingers" Sylvia  :-)

 

6 stars  

 

Comment by Sylvia on May 18, 2011 at 18:02
Thank you Ian for the help in uploading.  Your comments are too kind. I do need some feedback on that background noise on the last one , it must have been something to do with the mic. but I don't know what. The first two were recorded on the same lap top so can't think what the problem was.
Comment by Mike Moss on May 18, 2011 at 19:39
Very nice picking! Those exercises are deceptively tricky to play, you did a very good job. 5*
Comment by Richard William Ineson on May 18, 2011 at 19:47
Really good banjo tone Sylvia, well played.
Comment by Liz McElwain on May 18, 2011 at 22:30

Hey, Sylvia – well done!  I still haven’t got the nerve to put myself on video, so am deeply envious that you have.  They are not easy pieces:  I’ve been working on Nos 1 to 3, and haven’t yet got to No. 12, but I like the sound of that one and may just fast-forward to it.  What banjo are you playing? It has a lovely sound. Cheers, Liz

Comment by Sylvia on May 18, 2011 at 23:21

Hi Liz, I havn't done all twelve yet, but like you I liked No. 12.and jumped to that before I did exercise 2. I don't think there is any harm in choosing  the exercises that you like and leaving the ones you don't like.  You can always go back to those when you have learnt the ones you do like. If you see what I mean : )

The banjo is a Parslow, I bought it a couple of months ago and love it.

Have a go at doing a video, it's sort of interesting. I had to ditch loads of takes and even then I wasn't satisfied. Mike also reckoned he ditched quite a few doing his first video, so join the club and... "Have a Go ".....  Cheers ,  Sylvia.

Comment by David Wade on May 19, 2011 at 6:06

Well played Sylvia, smashing tone!

I would caution against having your strap tied to the head-stock though, it can pull the banjo out of tune.

Comment by Sylvia on May 19, 2011 at 6:54
Hi David, thank you for the comment, and advice re the strap,  there dosn't seem anywhere else to put it so I think I  may have a go at doing without it and  will let you know how I get on.
Comment by David Wade on May 19, 2011 at 22:10
Hi, could I suggest tying it to the first or second bracket below the heel? That way you can keep a good posture with the 'jo. Morley had a sling which just went round his neck and then clipped onto the top of the 'jo. So it could take the weight and present the 'jo in the right position. He played standing up. 
Comment by Sylvia on May 20, 2011 at 6:55
Hi David, thank you for the advice, will give all the ideas a go. Have seen Banjo slings advertised along with the Banjo straps so  might just send for one.

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