This Week

I am exhausted from yesterday and I have several medical tests this week, so The Daily Frail is on Hiatus this week.

I will be back next week, good Lord willing.

What I would like all of you to do this week is send two videos to

Beginning students, please send me a clip of yourself playing the basic frailing strum and another file of yourself playing Boil ’em Cabbage Down.

Intermediate to advanced students, please send me a clip of yourself playing Foggy Mountain Fakedown and another demonstrating how you use a bottleneck. Extra credit for any blues stuff and full chord hammers.

Don’t be bashful. Don’t hold off sending files because of mistakes – I WANT to see your mistakes to see what and how you are practicing!

It’s going to be a long week for me, so please send in those video clips!

See you next week!

God bless,

3 thoughts on “This Week

  1. Hello Patrick;
    This is my first communique to you. I am a 79 yr old wannabe banjo player. I am self taught Harmonica & Ukulele player. I have progressed with the uke to entertaining senior citizens at Extendicare, & have performed Harmonica solo’s with the Highland Concert Band (Percussion).
    I discovered you, (& The daily frail ) several months ago & have recently purchased The How & The Tao of Old Time Banjo.
    Before you, I discovered Tony Thomas & his method of 1-2-3 Banjo playing. Being a novice, I found bar chording very easy & got me into playing banjo & singing along, (Rollin In MY Sweet Baby’s Arms, Tennessee Waltz) but I always felt it was like cheating, so I tried to learn the fingering for the chords. When I found you, I discovered it was OK to use bar chords. For that I want to thank you. I look forward to the Daily Frail but I also understand about your upcoming medical appointments. I wish you positive thoughts on your upcoming procedures & look forward to your recovery & return to The Daily Frail.
    Josh Turcott mentioned it takes approx. 10,000 hrs. to learn banjo ,but, who’s counting?

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