So I have been playing the banjo for 51 days. I bought a banjo and a book (with a instructional CD) and have managed
to learn and play 4 beginning songs. I can play them clear and in good time - well, 80-85% of the time. I also now play them with my own licks in them, as opposed to the milktoast learning version (no offense to milktoast…)
I play regularly with another picker, who is also a beginner (but has previously taken some lessons many years ago). I
work 10-12 hour days, 5-6 days a week, but still carve out time to devote to playing.
How does one recognize if they are developing “bad habits” when it comes to playing? Are actual lessons one-on-one
the way to go? I am just curious if I am hurting myself in the long run.