I am learning to play banjo, and it's going really well thanks to your advice and those great video lessons. I am so encouraged by this that i am beginning to learn to sing too, which i have never done before. Any advice on how to approach learning to sing at the same time as playing banjo?
no i don't really have any ideas too much in this regard. other than hit the woodshed. i'd guess taking a tune you want to sing and learn to play the chords so well and smoothly that you don't have to think about them, and then work on doing that while you sing over the top. you can record yourself to check timings. after a few years, it'll be kinda like one deal instead of two if that makes any sense. john hartford used to say in order to learn something, just stand in your bedroom and pretend you can do it. that's another approach. see what happens.
First, thank you for your Youtube tutorials, and other free (and paid) music at various sources. You are quite generous in an age that does not applaud that quality.
My question -- I have a reasonable knowledge of guitar, but (other than your videos) none of banjo. Why are rolls played with two fingers? I am used to using three fingers to play guitar. Would it be wise to abandon this for banjo?
Thank you -- Howard Gengarelly
I would say that you are my main influence on the banjo playing. I am always impressed with your playing. I have an album, and I think the influence of your playing and the Bad Livers is obvious in my songs! Who most influenced you in way of play the banjo? Hugs from Brazil! -- GigitoDanny Barnes responded on 02/04/2014