I just got delivery of Cynthia Sayer's "You're In The Band", a book of scores and sound files, with lots of tips on playing along with an (almost!) live gig experience, with intros, playing out, stop-time choruses, etc. It's for any instrument, and the band consists of trumpet, bass, drums, and Cynthia herself on plectrum banjo.
I haven't had time to read the full Intro, but there doesn't appear to be anything specifically related to the plectrum or tenor banjos. It's more a case of understanding what is expected of you in a band situation.
Kudos to Cynthia for creating this CD package, and I agree that the book is informative. But if you're a banjoist, the big problem with the CD is that while you can cut out one or more of the other instruments, you can't cut out the banjo. So unless you want to play along with Cynthia, the objective of "playing with the band" can't be achieved, as far as I know.
However, something was posted on her website a while ago that a "banjoless" version of the CD could be ordered, but I never saw anything else about it. If that's now available, it would solve this problem. And if anyone has more info on that situation, please post it! SETH
Yes! Recommended. Definitely worth getting the sans banjo tracks. You can then play with the whole rest of the band and have your time too. You can also just tag along with Cynthia on the normal tracks too. I do wish there was more specific information for the plectrum banjo being the rookie that I am. Maybe some suggested fingerings for comping, though I understand what an undertaking writing any book can be!