There are some ragtime, jazz tunes on www.jbott.com I been playing a staccato style banjo for sometime now that I found was very closely kin to the right hand piano playing of ragtime. One drawback of trying to play ragtime on a stringed instrument is that you have to make a choice which set of lines you want to play. Ragtime players such as Joplin had both hands going in different directions most of the time. Listen to Fats Waller who combined ragtime and blues and came up with an incredible jazz feel in his music. I love playing this stuff on the banjo, but its not some of the easiest music to play. Ofcourse I use the 5 string sometimes alot different than other folks. Bruce
for nzbanjoman I emailed Fred and got a reply about an hour later, ordered what I wanted on 16 April & it arrived here in the UK 10 days later. Great service! So thanks again for the link - and to BH for making it happen.