Because Actual Notes Just bring Opulence

B…A…N…J…O… not the easiest letters to work with in creating a title…

Anyway, my journey in banjo playing has begun and I would like to share with you my progress thus far, if you would like to be enlightened.

Here are some pictures to help you get a sense of the tools I am working with, as well as my feelings as I pulled my banjo out of its case.

I began with this video as my first lesson.

So far, I have been taught three basic patterns, all of which are solely using the right hand. I will be practicing these patterns for a couple of days before I attempt anything else.

Here is a video of my progress thus far:

As you can tell, these basic skills need some work, but I will get there!

To sum it all up:

Challenges: My phone will no longer connect to my laptop, so I had to learn how to use my computer’s camera feature to take photos and make videos. It went better than I anticipated though!

New skills: 1) 3 basic banjo patterns (although they are not perfected yet)

2) uploading videos to my Youtube channel

3) wearing finger picks properly

Realizations: I am going to need to not only practice, but tune my banjo as well!

Thanks for following along!

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10 thoughts on “Because Actual Notes Just bring Opulence

  1. Looks like you’ve made great progress already! If you haven’t bought a tuner yet, I noticed some free Bango tuning apps when, I was looking for tuning apps for my own project. Excited to see next weeks progress!

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  2. Danica,
    What a great start to your learning project! I am still so interested in seeing how one goes about learning how to play the banjo, because I honestly know nothing about it! I really liked how you included a video in your post and how you explained your process while you played. This gave me a really go insight into what you were doing, as well as your personality! It already sounds like you are on the right track so keep practicing you’ll be a pro in no time! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I really appreciate you watching my video! I am by no means a professional when it comes to online documenting, but I am learning a lot! Learning the banjo is going to teach me many other skills too!

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