Hoping to bring a few Bluegrass players over to this forum. Much to be learned by the tenor and plectrum players here in this forum. World Class players who know more chords than Mel Bay himself. Give them all a close listen.
For 5 string.....the #5 is a great substitute for the 7th chord. Take the 3rd, 2nd and 1st string positions. 135-351-513. Sharp the 5 in every position, and there you have it. It repeats every four frets. Give it a try in Blue Moon. I played them at end of vid.
That was some nice picking there David. I thought you were picking on your Tenor at first because of the lighting, I couldn't see the 5th peg. Anyway, I loved the licks and nice chords at the end there.
Thank You Moooo, Bruce, Don. I appreciate that. Bluegrass, and Jazz/Blues, are like bread and butter, and we can learn tons from one another on our preferred banjos. Not that they necessarily need be replaced in ones' genre......such as...I don't think a four string banjo can be equaled in a Bluegrass situtation....just as a five string can't be equaled in a tenor situation. The five can be modified for Plectrum, but you get my drift.
Don, you are one of the World Class musicians I was speaking of in the heading. I've love listening to you on your Plectrum, and I've learned tons from you my friend.
Geeeeeeeeeee, Dave. You were so close to getting your merit badge in banjo playing, but the TchaikovSKI thing didn't set too well with the camp counselors. (One of them has Russian ancestors.) Well, there's always next year. (BTW, no balalaika lessons for you!!!!)