My main banjo site is HERE
“Rob brings many things to the table that the four-string banjo world desperately needs: A high level of music education/knowledge, a proven, critically-acclaimed performance record on several fretted instruments, a strong sense for historical preservation, a delicate musical touch on an instrument mostly known for loud and fast entertainment, and—the thing I personally need the most—a swift kick in the pants! He is raising the musical bar for all of us, and I for one look forward to the hard work ahead just to try to keep up.” Ron Hinkle
There are three basic techniques for playing the historical banjo:
1. Fingerstyle - not dissimilar to guitar fingerpicking – For info on my work with the Classic banjo go HERE
2. Plectrum or pick style – used mainly on 4-string Tenor and Plectrum banjos – For info on my work with the early Tenor and Plectrum banjo go HERE
3. Stroke style – hitting down on the string with the index or middle finger – I do not play this style much, but you can learn all about it on this site.