You are just visiting my tenor banjo site. I was the first in Czechia to do something like this. So I hope that I won't be the last as well.
Here, bluegrass music and a five string banjo is more popular, but tenor and other kinds of banjos are also widespread instruments. Classical dixieland tenor banjo is not so popular, but there are lots of lovers of this music and some good banjo players.
Many young people write me and ask for lyrics, chords, solos and information about banjo playing. And it is great, isn't it?
I'm sorry for using Czech language on my web pages, but English isn't commonly spoken here - I'm doing it mainly for Czech and Slovak visitors.
If you visit the site, here is a short translation:
Banjo & jazz - shortly about history of jazz banjo and individual types of banjo,
Konstrukce a struny - banjo construction and strings choice,
Technika - how to start playing,
Akordy - basic chords in PDF file by James Bottorff,
Koncerty & Skupiny - jazz and dixieland concerts in Brno city, links to Czech dixieland bands, banjo-band BANJO GANG - audio samples,
Songs - chords for more popular jazz songs from Tobe Nager, many thanks, some links to pages you can find other chords,
Výrobci - about Czech luthiers of hand made string instruments, mainly banjos, banjo cases, etc. (warmly recommended),
Download - a few programs for chords, tuning and metronome,
Galerie - banjo pics from Czech luthiers (recommended).
Moje banjo - shortly about me, you can see there my banjos pics.
If you visit the Czech Republic during summer season and if you like dixieland, you have to visit Prague. There are some street bands playing in the centre - well known is Charles's bridge band and Staromestky dixieland. And many others in small jazz clubs.