The New Method for Tenor Banjo

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

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A rest is a character indicating a temporary suspension of sound or pause while playing. There is a rest to correspond with every note, and which has the same value in time as the note.
Sharps, Flats and Naturals
In order io alter the (one or pitch of a note, characters called Sharps, Flats and Naturals are used. A sharpplaced before a note raises it a half tone. A flatplaced before a note lowers it a half tone. A naturalplaced before a note cancels the effect of aon all
the following notes of same name or degree in that bar and restores the note to its original tone.
A double sharpraises a note already made sharp another half tone; and a double flat lowers a note already made flat another half tone. A note that has been doubled sharped or dou­ble flatted is restored to its quality of once sharped or flatted by