I got some really neat presents this year for Christmas, but the coolest gift by far would have to be the sweet five-string banjo that Tammy got me.
It’s a cheap one, perfect for learning without making too much of a financial commitment, just like I wanted. Finding someone who teaches banjo locally is pretty much impossible, so luckily it also came with an instructional DVD.
I’ve been messing around with it, trying to get a feel for the thing, learning some basic rolls… It’s tricky! I’ve ordered some picks and a tuner, so within the next few days I can start practicing in earnest.