Banjoblogger is Back
I know it has been a long time since I last posted, but I am ready to get back at it. A lot of things have changed in my life and I have more time to devote to Banjoblogger.com.
In the last few years I have made a lot of progress on the banjo and I want to share what I have learned. Real improvements come with a true understanding of the instrument and how it can be used to make music. Of course the banjo can’t make music by itself, you have to give it a helping hand.
The most important thing to remember about playing the banjo is the simple fact that you are not the only instrument out there. At first you spend time perfecting simple songs like Boil them Cabbage Down and Cripple Creek, painstakingly perfecting every slide and nuance of the song. Soon enough you may want to try your hand at playing with another musician or stepping up at a jam. This is when push comes to shove and you have to be part of a musical group. There is nothing more satisfying than playing in a group, all of your knowledge is put to the test. I’m going to continue where I left off, helping banjo players or banjoists, if you like, learn the skills they need to actually play the banjo – not just memorize TABs and play them by memory.