Posted by Andah1andah2 on Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Well, in this lesson we looked at my practice of fingering some basic scales and twinkle twinkle....... Also, went over how to keep the bow steady, use the right amount of bow pressure, and proper technique on holding the bow and using the wrist and arm. I learned how to make short bow strokes mostly using the wrist and very little arm movement which will take some learning. I also have to work on my stance, relaxing while standing and not tensing up.
I'm still not ready for Sally Goodin', but I'm one day closer! Poor banjo, another day in the case.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @1:28:30 AM
Poor banjo. Poor, poor banjo!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @2:25:02 AM
You may want to try playing while sitting also. When I first started taking lessons I was taught to stand. So I did every time I played. Soon I noticed I couldn't play sitting. It felt awkward and I would continue to hit my leg with my bowing hand. Most jams people sit. I've been to quite a few that standing was the only option.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @5:27:16 AM
OOH, you're already ignoring your banjo? You've been bitten hard by the fiddle bug!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @6:11:15 AM
Yes, poor banjo.
My other instruments now mostly receive weekend-only usage.
The fiddle is so addictive. Why couldn't I have started with it in the first place?
Too intimidated, I guess.
Sounds like you are doing fine.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @6:11:31 AM
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