Advice on longer neck banjo technique - capo?
I recently upgraded my banjo and bought a longer one - with 19 frets no less. I’m loving being able to use lighter strings, and tone improvement, but left hand-wise, I’m used to playing a short scale (as well as mandolin) and I whilst I can play it just fine enough, it doesn’t feel as relaxed (and I’m always wary of the risk of doing in my wrists and fingers if they are not relaxed when playing). I’ve seen some people down tune and use capo on second, others actually using all four fingers (shocking) - others just seem to play as ‘normal’. I can see I will need to incorporate some new acrobatics with the high B on many tunes regardless, but I wondered what other players were doing with the longer necked banjo, what you tried and failed and what eventually stuck?