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Branching out: need counsel on Tenor v. Plectrum

Posted by rsbcguy on Tuesday, February 28, 2023

I've been playing 5-string bluegrass picking for years. I'm mostly into Christmas songs and church hymns at this point in my life (long story).

I'm thinking about expanding my horizons and picking up either a tenor or a plectrum banjo. (I'm not into clawhammer.) Here again, the genre would be Christmas songs and hymns. Can't decide on which banjo to choose or even the correct style (strum vs. picking, although I'm leaning toward strumming, Dixieland style, assuming that would be easier to pick up). 

I would appreciate any counsel before I purchase (another) banjo.


1 comment on “Branching out: need counsel on Tenor v. Plectrum”

bill t Says:
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 @12:58:20 PM

You could take the fifth string off your 5-string and essentially have a plectrum.
See how that worked for you. Noam Pikelny has youtube videos of him playing
a plectrum tricone. You'd probably get more responses to this if you put this on
the BHO forum rather than your blog.

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