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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:06 pm 
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I've been surfing the web looking at Irish tenor banjo tutors - the main two that come up are Gerry O'Connors and Sullys.

Any opinion on which is best or suggestions of better books?

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Can't comment on O'Conners,but Sullys is quite good.


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Sully writes some great tunes that is pretty much all I can say. I have been thinking of trading in the ol' mandolin for a Tenor but cant bring myself to do it.

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Sully writes some great tunes that is pretty much all I can say. I have been thinking of trading in the ol' mandolin for a Tenor but cant bring myself to do it.


Nah-- keep your eye out for a used cheapie Tenor to try out first. I found one and kept it a year or 3 before I decided I really preferred my mando. Finally ended up selling the Tenor, and I don't regret it.

BTW-- if you're looking for tutors, look at mando books too since the two instruments are usually tuned the same. Not all technique is identical, but there are a LOT more mandolin books out there .

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I personally liked the mad for trad banjo tutorials. I am definately not an expert on Tenor ...but the way the tutor is layed out was pretty good. Enough easy tunes..that gradully were made harder by adding the ornementations.....where are you from eric?

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why talk of "trading in"? i would think the whole point is to do both, choosing which you play according to what sounds good to you at the moment and who else shows up to sessions...
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why talk of "trading in"? i would think the whole point is to do both, choosing which you play according to what sounds good to you at the moment and who else shows up to sessions...
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It's funny how different we all are with regard to which instrument we like best. I played mando in the past, but sold it on a garage sale because I knew I wanted a tenor banjo.

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why talk of "trading in"? i would think the whole point is to do both, choosing which you play according to what sounds good to you at the moment and who else shows up to sessions...
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Budget issues.

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why talk of "trading in"? i would think the whole point is to do both, choosing which you play according to what sounds good to you at the moment and who else shows up to sessions...
meir


Budget issues.


Nope, doesn't wash as a reason. A mate of mine has just been out this lunchtime and spent £150 he doesn't have on a very collectable old Squier Telecaster. Now that's the spirit... :D

He's now trying to compose a believable story for the wife...

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piperdoc wrote:
why talk of "trading in"? i would think the whole point is to do both, choosing which you play according to what sounds good to you at the moment and who else shows up to sessions...
meir


Budget issues.


Nope, doesn't wash as a reason. A mate of mine has just been out this lunchtime and spent £150 he doesn't have on a very collectable old Squier Telecaster. Now that's the spirit... :D

He's now trying to compose a believable story for the wife...

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