As it says, I am new to it all. New to the forum, new to banjos and in fact don’t even have one yet.
I just wanted to do a bit of twiddling nothing important.
So I needed some words of wisdom.
I have been playing guitar since I was a kid; in fact I first picked up a ukele banjo that was my uncle’s but never really got into it. So I turned to guitars. I am now retired and fancied playing a** four** string banjo.
Here is my question and bear in mind I am not a finger style player though I play bass (used to until I retired a few years ago) so have some finger style ability in the first two fingers.
Should I get and tune a banjo to guitar and if so should I used a bass tuning like EADG or guitar tuning DGBE or even something off the wall like ADGB? Or should I use the standard tunings which I anticipate will be hard for me at my age to switch to!!! I do not want to use finger picks.
I will probably use a plectrum but I would like to use two fingers like on the bass.
I am not really able to read the black dots on paper called music - I can if you all can wait ten minutes per note - and tab is slow. I tend to play by ear.
All advice would be appreciated.