Tom asks:

Overall do you think the banjo is a hard instrument to learn?

Tom,

It’s very easy to learn how to make nice music on a banjo. Only four strings to fret, and easy strums available. A simple TITM roll makes a good sound for accompaniment.

To play Scruggs style, I’d say that’s hard. It takes determination and a focused commitment. I compare it to learning a foreign language (with your hand, not your mouth).

Enjoy your music,

Pete