I welcome you to an insightful blog for, and about the fretted instrumentalist. My blog focuses on the banjo, guitar and mandolin. These three instruments have been a part of my life for many years. Music is my passion and to pass on the knowledge I have gained in 40 years of studying, performing, playing and teaching each instrument, is not simply an avocation or a career; it is a responsibility.
A good instructor understands that education is a life-long process. A good musician should understand that acquiring knowledge of music and an instrument requires a long-term commitment. That is what makes music education such a thrill. It is both challenging and rewarding. To become an accomplished musician requires patience, commitment, and dedication. You must practice daily and you must recognize that the rewards you earn through practicing will gradually accumulate over time.
Let’s explore the banjo, guitar and mandolin from both the teacher and the student’s point of view. Whether a Fretmentor blog entry consists of a music lesson, a historical reference or a general interest article on one of these instruments, I am confident that you will find something of interest to complement your personal desires as a musician. So please provide your input and feedback often.
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