The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117426 Message #2531399
Posted By: GUEST,Jim
04-Jan-09 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: Banjo Tab
Subject: RE: Banjo Tab
Good advice for beginners, but I must admit that I enjoy playing fiddle tunes. Once you learn the fingering of a few scales, fiddle tunes don't require much work, either three finger or clawhammer. I don't find the melody getting lost any more on the banjo than on the fiddle. I'd rather learn them from records than from tab though and I seldom try to learn a fiddle tune from a recording of a banjo player playing it.
I'd love to be able to play them on a fiddle, but since I'm in my sixties, I think it's too late to obtain any proficiency at this time; besides, "fiddle" tunes sound grest on banjo, mandolin, guitar and mouth harp too.