Bob here, from Cedar Park, Texas. I’m truly thankful to have discovered Banjo Ben and hope to not only fulfill a life-long dream and learn how to play the banjo, but to also leverage the lessons for guitar and mandolin to improve my playing on both. I taught myself how to play guitar on a cheap twelve-string with a warped neck and bad soundboard when I was eleven. Since then I have picked up about 40 years of bad habits. So I want to start off fresh with the banjo. Having recently purchased a used Morgan Monroe MNB-2 as a starter banjo, I have started to progress through Ben’s lessons. My goal is to build a solid foundation based on technique and theory, an approach the site seems to support well. About me:
Favorite genres: Bluegrass (duh), country (mainly twang), alt. country, western swing, classic rock
Favorite current performers (a sampling since the list is really quite large):
[ul]Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (since '71 )
Steep Canyon Rangers
Ricky Skaggs w/Kentucky Thunder
Mumford and Sons
Robert Earl Keen
Fightin’ Texas Aggie.
Glad to be here!