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I hate the days when you pick up the ole banjer and are feeling great, but you keep tripping over your fingers....it happened to me last night. I was playing a little while the kids were playing Black Ops on the xbox and I just couldn't seem to keep my fingers doing what they were supposed to be doing. Like tonight, odds are I will pick it up and play fairly smoothly, but there are days when it just doesn't work out. I think it has a lot to do with ones total stress level for the day...like with work and kids and stuff it really adds up sometimes.
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I have those days too...where nothing works, timing is off, notes are off, picks fumble around the strings...it's frustrating. But that's life and like you said, put it down for a few hours or a day and then you're back to being joe smooth!
Keep at it. One great thing about visiting this forum is you find out there are a lot of other pickers who have the same hangups and issues. It's an encouraging online place to me.
I'm still on Duelin' Banjos and am happy with my progress! I look forward to getting better this weekend! I may hit the pull off lesson too if I can find some time this weekend.