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An Attempt by Me and my old Banjo

Wish y‘all a good Week! God bless!

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Great picking Severin!

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Thank you @Kevin_S!

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What Kevin said!

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Man, your playing is always smooth and fluid with excellent timing. I’d like to see you play something up in the 130-140 bpm range.

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Nice and smooth! Thanks for sharing @Severin

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Thank you @Dragonslayer!

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Thank you @stuart.gamble!

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Thank you @Mark_Rocka !! so you mean a little slower? I don’t have that feeling … I never play with the metronome …

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Faster. Try the Google metronome at 130 BPM. The banjo gets really fun to play once you get above the 120 to 130 BPM range.

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what i don’t quite understand in the lessons from @BanjoBen there are often three speeds … and 150 or 130 is usually the slowest and i have the feeling that this song is faster than 120bpm … or am i wrong?

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I think Mark means cut time, so 130 is actually 260 if you’re listening every half note.

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Ah, ok…

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It depends on how many beats you’re counting per measure. For example, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, you’ll commonly see it played at 162 BPM. That’s 4 beats per measure, I believe. I know Ben commonly counts 8 beats per measure, so I may be confusing you. Sorry about that.

I think it’s good to count it as 4 beats per measure, just because a lot of metronomes don’t go above 200 BPM, including Google’s.

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thank you very much Mark, now I understand it!

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