I hope this makes sense. As a person learning the banjo, I am wondering if anyone else has had this experience. I’ll call it “breaking the ceiling.” Is there a point of “breaking the ceiling” to move from simply playing tabs to playing the song? I am at a point that where I desire more than just playing the tabs. Just playing tabs seems so mechanical, but playing the music with feeling is missing. Other than practice, what else can help to make that step from just playing tabs to playing the song? I’m thinking that using a metronome more may help. I would like to play with others, but in upstate NY where I live, I am unable to find anyone locally to “jam” with. I’ve asked at local music stores with no luck.
Another thought is developing a structured practice session for each day.
Appreciate any thoughts on this.