The New Method for Tenor Banjo

Tenor Banjo(plectrum), online tutorial by William C. Stahl

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
6
The word Bis placed over one or more bars signifies a repetition.
How to Hold the Banjo
Sit upright and rest the rim of the banjo on the right thigh pressing the upper part lightly against the body with the forearm, which should rest about three inches from the tail-piece, slightly arch the wrist and strike the strings about two inches from the bridge. Support the neck of the banjo between the first finger and thumb of the left hand, curv -ing the fingers so that the tips can be used in pressing the strings to the fingerboard. The palm of the left hand should never touch the neck.
The Pick or Plectrum
Is the same as used in playing the mandolin and for preliminary work it is recom­mended that a flexible pick be selected, in order that the tremolo can be more easily ac­quired. After gaining a free wrist motion the Student should follow the advise of his Teach­er and gradually accustom himself to a heavier pick.






E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III