I would like to present a challenge for plectrum banjoists. I’m going to leave this up unanswered for one week, then start giving some hints. Why? Because I have several points to make, and this is the best way for me to make them! My ultimate goal in this exercise is to cause
My ulterior motive here is to conduct an informal poll; even if you are totally stymied by it (especially if you are, actually!), I would like you to answer the questions in order. You can do this either on Facebook or in the comment section below (or even in private message if you don’t want to share with the world).
Don’t be discouraged to start; I will be teaching this over the next several weeks. It is actually very simple; I believe anyone at any ability level can be taught to play and understand it (and possibly to use it in actual music!). Give me the opportunity to prove that. This is how I learn to teach; just because something works for me doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for someone else—and I want to know that and why or why-not!
Please, I can’t tell you what to do of course, but I would like you to participate—whatever your ability level—so we can actually all learn something from this. I’ll mention participants and the results of this test in the acknowledgement page of my book. Thanks!
Open up the PDF and take the challenge!