Oh sussana


#1

Ok…am I totally stupid when it comes to music?

I’ve learned Oh Sussana, and play along with tabledit at about 90%. Think I’m doing ok…considering.

I can’t seem to understand how I would sing to this, ok…not me, but someone else. I know it says on the tabs “solo”, is it not the jist of the total song? What am I missing?

Oh…and I got that banjo off ebay delivered…great tone and play nice.

Also, strings. How often do people change them? Which brand would someone recommend?

Thanks in advance


#2

Oh Susanna is an old traditional song. Do a google search and you will find someone singing the tune and then you will see how the break that Ben made relates to the song itself. I never learned this tune but when Ben plays it, I can clearly hear the original song.

I am sure I am an exception but I play 2 to 5 hours a day and after a year I still have the same strings! Usually, the wound string will wear out and develop breaks in the winding which is a sure sign that it’s time to change your strings. I would change them when the banjo starts sounding not so hot.

Buy strings made by a major brand maker like GHS or D’Addario or Ernie Ball.