sliesen’s three comments

  • Re: Mandolin for Melody

    Marla Fibish & Jimmy Crowley's album 'The Morning Star' is a great album focusing on ITM melody mandolin if you're looking for inspiration! more…

  • Re: High b on the banjo

    Practice practice practice! I am a woman with not super large hands, so it's a little difficult for me to reach high B even on my short-scale banjo. I had an instructor tell me to actually look right at where you want your finger to land as you're playin... more…

  • Re: How much do you lose if you stop playing your instrument for an extended period of time?

    This is a topic near and dear to my heart! I keep taking tenor banjo/mando breaks to have major life events (college, marriage, kid1, kid2). I find that once I get out of the baby fog it takes a month or so to feel back up to scratch. more…