Alan Connor’s four comments

  • Home Road, Montgomery NW

    This is a beginner's session at my home from 7-9 pm. We have all been playing for less than two years and are working on adding to our list of tunes as well as working on improving our technique weekly. Anyone that is interested and has questions feel fre... more…

  • Re: Learning the DUD DUD picking pattern on Mandolin

    Agreed Jerry, there is no physical reason at all. Bearing in mind I'm a beginner that loves to listen to trad, my untrained ear never told me that The Connaught Man Rambles was a jig until I saw that an hour ago while browsing this site haha. I learned th... more…

  • Learning the DUD DUD picking pattern on Mandolin

    So, I'm learning to play Mandolin and had about 15 tunes learned in my first year when I met up with a seasoned session musician a few months ago. He advised me that I had learned the Jigs I knew wrong because I was picking them in the DUD UDU pattern and... more…

  • Re: Tenor Banjo - 7th Fret

    As a beginner with this same problem and reading through a lot of these comments I'm finding putting on the strap is working great. more…