As a novice Banjer-picker… I am curious about your take about crossing over from Banjo to Mandolin. Obviously, dexterity and practice are never harmful but…
Can you briefly outline the Pros and Cons of latching on to the Mandolin?
I did look at the basic Mando lessons… and recognize the left hand is probably tangible in similarities to speed and single speed… even with the smaller frets… but the right hand technique is totally different.
Of course, I know you play both amazingly well… and I am a growing fan of your sisters… and I know they switch it up.
I think that is the encouragement I gain… to see that there are no boundaries.
I traded an old Roland Jazz Chorus 120 Amp (way too much a monster for the rock band my son was in)… and when I traded it in… and bought him a smaller 40w Fender Amp… the wattage his teacher recommended.
Anyway, I had money left over from the Trade… and that circumstance led me to decide on my Epiphone MB-100. But… I did consider a basic Mando.
I think I will always prefer banjo… but am soooo curious to try the Mando now - since getting the Bluegrass Fever (I got a FEVAH… and the prescription… is more Bluegrass).
Anyway, in advance… I look forward to your reply…