I have to start to with a big “Thank you” to everyone that encouraged me to add the guitar to my banjo playing. You were absolutely right, it’s been nothing but a good thing.
Full disclosure, I’ve been having so much fun learning guitar, I haven’t touched my banjo in 3 days. Since I started, that’s the first time I missed one day of practicing, let alone three days. So today, when I picked it up, I was a little worried it would take some time to get back up to speed.
In reality, it felt like I’d been practicing everyday, and in fact, a lot of things were easier, especially fretting, because I was so used to the wider frets and neck of the guitar.
I’ve also found, there’s nothing to fear learning “hard” or “non-beginner” songs. They may be way more difficult for me at this level, but I enjoy a challenge, so why not. Worst case, I’m still making a joyful noise unto the Lord, and ain’t nothing wrong with that!
Thanks for letting me ramble.
Merry Christmas y’all! Happy New Year!