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Jun 21, 2021 - 12:27:31 PM
147 posts since 10/14/2014
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My family has decided to give me banjo lessons for Father's Day (they assured me there were no hidden messages there!). I'm located in Salt Lake City Utah, and I'm wondering if anyone knows a Plectrum banjo teacher (or possibly tenor) in Salt Lake? Or someone who teaches Plectrum online?

Jun 21, 2021 - 1:02:48 PM

Omeboy

USA

2880 posts since 6/27/2013

For plectrum banjo lessons on-line, you might try contacting Cynthia Sayer. She teaches online via Skype (as many do).
Here's the link:  https://cynthiasayer.com/cynthia_teaching_main.shtml

Jun 21, 2021 - 6:03:47 PM

Omeboy

USA

2880 posts since 6/27/2013

Glenn,
You might find some of this information helpful:  https://www.banjohangout.org/blog/34982

Jun 23, 2021 - 9:50:27 AM

PTOEguy

USA

147 posts since 10/14/2014
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Thanks - that is super useful

Jun 28, 2021 - 2:33:44 PM

361 posts since 10/8/2018

How did your lesson go, Glen?

Did it change you from a PTOEguy to a BJOguy?

Good luck!

Will

Jul 11, 2021 - 9:29:02 PM

PTOEguy

USA

147 posts since 10/14/2014
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Had one trial lesson - it went great, but my AC blew up so I"m cutting back on expenditures because it is supper hot here and I just dropped a ton of money on new AC...

Jul 12, 2021 - 1:16:44 PM

craig wood

Canada

41 posts since 9/11/2018

I looked at Omeboy's blog and i need to say it is terrific, and clearly... it was a lot of work.
We plectrum/tenor players are indeed grateful to you. When i learned tenor to begin with , it was Don Santos
and a teacher in his 80's. I have the McNeil chord system and do recommend it as well. There is a new book out, called
"Dixieland Jazz Banjo" available on Amazon. The book is good..chords for both tenor and plectrum, and great standards,
in the usual keys.

Jul 12, 2021 - 2:28:41 PM

Omeboy

USA

2880 posts since 6/27/2013

Thanks, Craig. I was just hoping to unlock all that mysterious geography that was in the mist (beyond the fifth fret) for any one starting the tenor or plectrum. In the past on this website, I've mentioned what a near impossibility it was to find a real, honest-to-God, four-string banjo teacher back in the Sixties in the Midwest. It took several years before I actually found one----Warren Henderson, a tenor player. So hopefully all the info packed into that blog will help some folks find their way, especially on the plectrum.

Jul 19, 2021 - 7:15:05 AM

5116 posts since 4/7/2008

Cynthia Sayer is definitely the correct answer to your question.

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