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Paul Durfee
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Mike,

I’ve pretty much gotten the fingering down and am working on increasing my speed while maintaining accuracy. While I can keep time with the backing track, my output sounds a little… blah. I suspect it’s because I’m not really accenting properly. Is it safe to assume one should generally accent the 1st and 3rd beats of each measure?

I’ll note that I’m playing an open back banjo without picks (I usually play clawhammer style, and was looking to mix it up with some Scruggs style picking). But I suspect in this case the fault lies with the artist and not the tools. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated!

Thanks!