How many hours per week were you (or do you) practice your instrument?
0 or more. It really depends on how much traveling the band is doing, whether I have anything special I need to work on, and how strictly you define "practicing".
I have found, for example, that the lock-picking mini-game in the video game "Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion", makes a marked improvement in my timing (which, frankly, needs a little work at the moment), because it exercises the same skills as working with a metronome - listening very carefully, and moving my fingers at precisely the right moment.
I also find that playing "different" instruments allows me to maintain or enhance the dexterity of my fingers, while giving my ears something fresh and inspiring to work with.
We've seen you numerous times w Monroe Xing. You're amazing. We enjoy talking with you. How did you learn to play banjo and break into the music scene? How'd you find others "serious" about playing?Benji Flaming responded on 10/15/2010 Next question
How is your Nechville set up? We love your solo banjo album.Benji Flaming responded on 11/12/2010