At the end of last year i bought an ukulele. Shortly afterward i discovered that the clawhammer style can be played on the uke. I fell in love with clawhammer and never looked back. And although i can play many great old-time tunes on the ukulele I've always known i would have to get a banjo to have the true clawhammer experience.
Fast forward to last weekend; I found a great deal on a used Deering Goodtime 2 banjo. Because of my clawhammer experience on the uke i feel like i've cheated and have a huge headstart. As well as learning new clawhammer songs i've set out to learn how to play scruggs style (3 finger bluegrass). I'm diving into music theory for the first time and trying my hand at improvisation.
Are there any other banjo players in the midst? How long have you been playing? What banjo(s) do you own? What tips do you have for a beginner?