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Re: Banjos and Guitars Question.
Strumming along on a banjo is really no more difficult than strumming along on a guitar. The common tunings on a banjo (open G or drop C) are a little different than a guitar tuning, so the chords are slightly different.
The problem with a banjo is capoing the 5th string. If you buy a banjo, it's a good idea to pay a little extra to have a Shubb sliding capo installed. That way, when you capo up the banjo's main four strings, you can capo up the fifth string to match.