New to the tenor banjo
My new Goodtime Special 17-Fret Tenor ~ without the resonator ~ is in the house. I’m brand spankin’ new to the tenor banjo (yes, I intend to take lessons and watch good banjo players). My Irish session teacher gives lessons, I think. I’m still open to suggestions: Enda Scahill on Skype?
I’ve been playing all trad all the time on my mandolin for about six years now … will continue, but want to be heard at sessions ~ eventually. Plus, I’m looking forward to getting made fun of: to thicken my skin and build character.
Not sure about picks … my mandolin picks run from 1 mm to 1.5 mm; looks like banjos like floppier picks: 60 mm or less. I welcome any suggestions.
I’ll definitely need a strap … the banjo is much heaver than my little Gibson mandolin. I’m all ears for strap ideas.
Lastly, I reckon I’ll need a mute to keep peace in the house and possibly a capo. Not sure if the neck is radiused, so I’ll hold off on the capo until I know for sure.
Thanks in advance. I’m tickled pink I finally got a banjo!!