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Mar 6, 2019 - 11:03:02 AM
7 posts since 2/20/2017

I found a good deal on a tenor banjo and purchased it because I really like Irish banjo. Well when I went to the Irish forum it's not the most busy place so I came here.

What are some of the beginner resources yall might recommend (books, websites, youtube videos)? I don't expect them to be irish banjo since I'm assuming most of yall tune different. Also what style are most of yall playing?

Mar 6, 2019 - 3:43:42 PM

4783 posts since 11/13/2005

What kind of tenor did you get Chico? I'd give your query a shot in the Irish forum,even though it's slow, I'm sure somebody will help you out. I love to listen to Irish music, but I don't play much of it. I think we all tune in fifths, although differently in the circle.

Mar 7, 2019 - 8:36:25 AM

7 posts since 2/20/2017

Thanks for the reply, I got a Recording King rk-t-36.

I'm probably gonna post the Irish section, just seen where this was a lot more popular and was wondering what style most people are playing here mainly.

Mar 7, 2019 - 1:46:19 PM

2336 posts since 4/19/2008

Click on a letter, should keep you busy for years!

Mar 7, 2019 - 5:44:16 PM



273 posts since 9/10/2013

Chico: Most agree that Enda Scahill's tutor #1 will get you going with a good foundation. If you live where there are local Irish musicians, go and listen a lot. Ask some questions. Most are friendly enough, and everybody was a beginner at some point. My personal advice is to listen to as much ITM as you can; nothing else. Not only banjo, but fiddle, pipes, box, concertina, flute.... Do it all the time, in your car, painting the house, washing windows. It is a lot like learning another language. There are idioms and phrases and pronunciations you simply won't hear in the beginning. If you've heard somebody struggle with your native language you will understand what I mean. You have to take it seriously, and you have to have fun at the same time. If playing the banjo makes you smile you've already got the fun part. The work is fun, too, because you get better all the time. Congrats on getting a tenor. Don't hold back.


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