Clip from Practice 40C

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  1. I saw your youtube post from beginner banjo camp with Murphy Method. Did you record any more of that camp? I am planning on going to the next beginner camp.

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    1. Hello! I’m sure I have some more Murphy clips around somewhere. Murphy and Casey are both FANTASTIC–95% of what I can do on the banjo is because of them. I’ve been to about five of their camps and I keep getting a lot out of each one I go to. Do you do Instagram? I post clips of my daily practices there 🙂

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      1. I have not looked into Instagram yet, I’ll have to ck it out. I have seen some of your practice clips on youtube. Hope you can find some Murphy Camp clips. Thanks George

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      2. Sure! Do you have any of her DVDs? The new Beginning Banjo series of three, updating the series she did in the 1980s, are great, very helpful and very detailed.

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      3. Yes I have the set of 3 along with vamping and slow jam. I love them. They are very helpful. Glad you had positive things to say about Casey and Murphy. They do a great job on the DVD’s.

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      4. Excellent. I recall that the songs they want for the beginner camp are Banjo in the Hollow, Cripple Creek, and Boil dem Cabbage Down. If you can play and vamp those, Murphy will be pleased. Some people will come to camp thinking that they are there to learn those songs. They’re not. Murphy will not be pleased with those people (she’ll still try to work with them, though). Camp is to learn to play those songs (and more) with other people. 🙂 it’s beginner camp, so she and Casey also do how the banjo works, how to practice, and so forth.

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      5. Thanks for the info. Yes I can play those songs pretty smooth. I am looking forward to the extra guidance from them. You mentioned that you have attended 5 camps with Murphy. How many of the beginning camps before you moved up to the intermediate camps? I practice 2+ hours a day. Still doing the work thing for a little while. My little brother will also becoming to camp, like you he is retired military and will retire from law enforcement next year. Then more time to play Banjo!!! Yippee!

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      6. If you can play those and practice a lot, you could probably go straight to intermediate. If you do go to the beginner camp, you’ll be amazed at how many people will buy a nice banjo, buy the DVDs, pay for camp and pay to get there, but WON’T PRACTICE! There was a guy there at one of the beginners camps I went to (I went to beginner camp twice) who had a $5k Stelling Red Fox and just wouldn’t work on the songs. The secret–the only secret–to playing this stuff is you gotta practice. I enjoy practicing, especially out somewhere where people can see and hear it. It’s my therapy, as I tell people, and it’s cheaper than a counselor, heh! Do you video yourself? That’s an excellent way to measure progress.

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      7. I look forward to beginner camp so I don’t miss any thing. I like the idea of videoing myself. We are having a winter storm and I lost the internet for a few minutes. I will ck back with you depending on the storm. Thanks

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      8. OK I just signed up for Instagram, now I can watch some of your practice clips. Looking forward to any clips you have from murphy banjo camp. Thanks for your help and suggestions for banjo camp.

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