Braden’s six comments

  • Re: How will the spread of the corona virus affect your session going, if at all? Esp for those of you in Europe and the U.K.

    Various epidemiologists in the U.S. have estimated that approximately 70% of the U.S. population will be infected within two years, which means around 272 million. Although the "crude mortality rate" is being measured at around 3% in Italy, the actual mo... more…

  • Re: Learning styles

    You've stepped into a complicated Ed Psych minefield. Recent studies that used randomized controlled experiments found very dubious support for the learning styles approach. This article provides a good summary: more…

  • Re: Who’s Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone.

    @Sol Foster I have not heard Ken in an Irish session, but would love to! I've only ever heard him in old-timey sessions or playing traditional PEI tunes solo. I love his older album "Clawhammer Banjo & Fingerstyle Guitar Solos", which has some beautifu... more…

  • Re: Who’s Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone.

    All good points, @Monty. Even when playing tunes within the same key, the clawhammer banjos I've heard don't replicate the right rhythm. However, I do love hearing and playing Irish tunes clawhammer style. It's got that old-timey twang that you just ca... more…

  • Re: Who’s Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone.

    I've always thought that Ken Perlman performs some fantastic examples of Irish jigs and reels for 5-string clawhammer banjo. It's pure melodic clawhammer, so plenty of pull-offs and hammer-ons. I've tried to modify it a bit using the "bum-ditty" method,... more…

  • Re: The Great Lurker Uprising of 2019

    Very much a lurker. I find the tone a bit confrontational at times, although that also brings with it some top shelf entertainment. And, I play the banjo, but poorly at this point. It's probably wise for a poor (but learning) banjo player to lurk. I w... more…