the question of finger picks came up a few questions back. i have been playing without them a while now and getting a sound i like. many people seem to think you have to have them, but most of those people i'm not at all interested in sounding like them. however you and john hartford use them; so i am wondering are they something i will have to come to terms with sooner or later? what's the inside scoop on these things?
oh sucks, if you are getting a sound you like, i wouldn't bother with picks and would just forge ahead with what you are doing with your fingers. i'm using them less and less. the thing they will give you, when playing in an acoustic type band with several other instruments, is volume. and they have a bright clear tone. like switching to the bridge pickup on a telecaster. it's very helpful but at the same time one kind of has to be careful with it.
if you are liking your tone, your problems are over.
Hello I am trying to figure out how to play a song on the banjo the song is a contemporary Christian song by Big daddy weeve the song is Redeemed can this be played on the banjo if so could you help me out. Thanks for any help/advice, Robbie SmithDanny Barnes responded on 04/24/2014 Next question
i have gone and learned to read standard notation and like you said, it's pretty fun. i got a pile of fiddle tunes and so far have read and played through waynesboro and billy in the low ground a bunch of times each. my question is, at this point am i better off memorizing these two and bringing them up to speed (then maybe figuring them out through the cycle of fifths); or should i better keep on adding new ones so i have to keep reading, to improve that skill? my aim is to get more ability on the instrument, not necessarily to prepare recital pieces.Danny Barnes responded on 04/26/2014