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Thread #37503   Message #523455
Posted By: Jon Freeman
08-Aug-01 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: Celtic music on 5 string banjo
Subject: RE: Celtic music on 5 string banjo
Drifting even further of the original topic but, yes Charcloth, I too dislike the tenor used for chord backup -at least in folk music - funny really, I like it in a trad jazz band.

I'm not sure I understand Sully's comment in the book as I view him primarily as an Irish style tenor banjo player - I'd have thought a 4 string essential to him for that reason! I got to play with him in a small session a couple of months ago and he did use both but mostly tenor on that night.