[Dixielandjazz] More on banjo's

John Pembery john at pembery.co.uk
Sat Mar 5 08:56:14 PST 2005

I believe that the function of the banjo is to provide a rhythmic harmony,
which in conjunction with the bass player , will provide a background for
the front line instruments to strut their stuff.
If you wish to use the banjo as a front line instrument, then by all means
use a five stringer picking single notes.
However a four string player can take solo breaks playing chord melody, if
he needs to.
John P

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