Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rodney Demonstrates the Banjo

This is one of my students, Rodney. He was kind enough to do this demonstration of the song "Bile Them Cabbage Down" for me. He is using several of the major banjo rolls to perform several different versions of the song. It is a great practice tool for banjo players because it is a little bit more exciting than just practicing rolls, and it also helps you to be able to go from one roll to the next roll without stopping.

On this video, I also made note of the fact that Rodney has very large fingers. So many times I hear people say they can't play a stringed instrument because their fingers are too large. That's just not true. It takes some effort and careful placement, but Rodney is living proof that it can be done. Great job, Rodney, and thank you!

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