I considered it a couple of years ago andy3sheds , when I started on the mandolin. I am now of the view that steady practice and playing over a long period of time is the way that works best for me. Also, age seems to be making me more miserly - so people tell me anyway
Mind you I went on a couple of the early Bluesweeks about 20 years ago and learnt a lot. Not so much about the tunes but more about the different chords and timing (feel) involved.
I'd be interested in a review and a description of what you got out of it. Hope it's good. I've heard there are endless jams. Nice to be in a space where there are likeminded people anyway.
I assumed if I knew about Sore Fingers www.sorefingers.co.uk/ then everyone else must of heard of it. I went , for the first time 5 years ago after hearing a programme on radio 4 about it and I rather enjoyed the week , it's got quite an enthusiastic following
Hi, I used to go regularly, I studied Dobro with SallyVan Meter, Guitar with john Lowell and Chris Mioreton, mandolin with Joe Walsh (annd someone else) and songwriting with Darrell Scott.
Trouble is most instrmwentalists just roll out sheets of tabalture, and that is not the way I "see" music. Play it to me slowly a few times and I'll get it, but written down ? ah!
Trouble is I have Bronchiecstatis and a history of lung infections around earlier Easters and had to cancel my last booking to study mando with Mike Compton (one of my heroes) and had to cancel and although they had a waiting list for his class they refused to refund me.
I've had a difficult history with Moira Wirtz - with whom I used to work back in the '70s, and was wrongly accused me of some anti-social group that I'd never heard of.
So after losing my £600 or so, I decided it was no longer for me. I foud the classes rather difficult unless you could sight read Tab, but the eveings and scratch bands were great.
One of my last memories was playing with a quiet unassuming mando player who really impressed me - and found out later that his name was John Paul Jones.
You do get the chance to meet some of your bluegrass and old-time heroes though.
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