John Kilbourn writes:
I'm a re-newed beginner and have been using your tape "Beginning Bluegrass Banjo" for the past several weeks. I've noticed that with your rolls, when played at a slow speed, you play with uneven spacing between notes, which I think some call bounce. I believe that Paul Hawthorne calls it a "mantra". I don't have the necessary equipment to slow down your fast stuff, but if I did, would I find the same uneven spacing between notes? My real question is, as I learn to play the rolls and all songs, should I play with this bounce or with the so call "machine-gun" playing where each note is equally spaced? Thanks for your time.