Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Banjo versus TV: Week 26

A weekly check-in on the Banjo versus TV project — J.R.'s resolution to spend more time in 2008 on his banjo than on TV.
Banjo 190 hrs, TV 156 hours

This was kind of a big week for me, banjo-wise. I've decided to switch banjo teachers. Mike has been a great teacher, but I want to get really good at bluegrass stuff and his expertise is in frailing.

I'll still be working with Mike, but in a different capacity. One of the banjo jamming skills I'm working on is my ability to follow the guitar. In order to do that well I need to recognize what chords the guitarist is playing. I figure the best way to do that is to learn a little guitar myself, and Mike is a great guitar teacher. So I'll be taking some guitar lessons from Mike.

But I'm looking into some other teachers for the bluegrass banjo. Watch this space for the results.

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