[Dixielandjazz] What is a banjo?

John Pembery john at pembery.co.uk
Fri Mar 4 12:23:26 PST 2005

Four string banjo's include tenor banjo's the preferred rhythm 
instrument in Dixieland and New Orleans jazz, and the longer plectrum 
banjo, which is better for chord melody.
Five stringers have no place in jazz unless you do away with the fifth 
string .
Best wishes,
Ols Fenland banjo player.

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