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      Avatar of slqwolvesSlqwolves

      Guys how long does it take before playing actually sounds like the song? I play tabs and sound nothing like the song

    • #156801

      Same here. I think rookies like us don’t play the notes in a continuous way. And obviously half a speed. I think that’s the reason it sounds weird. Be patient and practice more and sooner or later the flow will be smooth and recognizable 🙂

    • #167564
      Brendan Reed

      I can’t speak for anyone else, but I’ve been playing for about a year now and I find that I usually spend about a week, maybe a week and a half learning the tab and getting to where I can reliably play it, and then at some point kinda randomly in the next week the melody just kind of pops out of it for me.

      It’s this just weird moment where it suddenly goes from a bunch of notes to being a song.

      • #193156
        Jim Haynes

        I agree! Practice every day. Challenge yourself. The more you practice the greater the results. Enjoy!

    • #251709
      Scott Woods

      Be sure you can recognize the melody of the song. Easier with songs you can actually sing along to. I spend some upfront time making sure I can pick the melody (and only the melody) on the banjo before jumping into the tab. Seems this helps with emphasizing the melody when you move into tab.

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