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4-note chords                                                                                                                    
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Drop 2 & 4  voicings work well on the TB and none  of the voicings require difficult stretches.  In contrast,  some of the Drop 2
voicings on the PB can be quite challenging.                                                                                   

3-Note chords 
=============
On the TB, 3-note voicings  are often more suitable for accompaning and usually the better  choice for chord-melody playing.  The
voicings shown  here can, of  course, be transferred  to the higher set  of strings (this  can help eliminate  difficult position
changes in chord-melody playing).

The '3-note' voicings on the PB are essentially the same as those on  the TB except that the note on the 4th string is doubled on
the 2nd.  In PB chord-melody playing, the melody note is almost  invariably on the 1st string.  It'll usually be found that using
a combination of 4-note and '3-note' voicings gives the best results.

Choice of voicings 
==================
In terms of  voice-leading, the pitch of  the highest string note  will usually be the  first deciding factor.  On  TB, if 4-note
voicings are being  user, this is pretty  much the end of  the story (but you  should probably be asking  yourself whether 3-note
voicings might not be a better choice).

On PB various combinations of voicings may have to be tried  in order to decide which give the best results.  As mentioned above,
a  combination of  drop-2 and  '3-note'  voicings will  usually  be most  effective.  As  well  as eliminating  the very  awkward
fingerings, this  approach results in  a pleasing variety  of voicings,  a natural sound  and, arguably, more  interesting voice-
leading that an 'either-or' approach would yield.

When deciding between two 3-note voicings  of the same chord-type with the same lead note, it's probably  best to let your ear be
the judge and, if you still can't decide, choose the easier one!

Other chords                                                                                                                     
============                                                                                                                     
Of course, more chords are used  in by Jazz musicians than those listed here.  However these will be  found to be the most useful
chords and all the others can be derived from them.  For example, raising  note 5 in a '7' chord by a tone results in a 13 chord.
Be careful here, though:  where possible, try to retains the original  chord's 'guide tones' (b3, 3, 6 / o7,  b7) and any altered
notes (b9, #9, #11 / b5, #5  / b13).  Also, avoid creating a m9 interval (1 or more octaves  plus a semitone) in any chord unless
it's between 1 and b9.  For more information consult a good Jazz theory book / website.                                         

This is perhaps  one area in which  the PB offers more  variety the its shorter-necked  cousin.  As well as  extending the 4-note
chords in the manner just described, either of the doubled notes  in the '3-note' voicings may be swapped for an extension.  E.g.
in a '7' chord  that had it's 1 or 3  doubled, either note may be replaced with  9.  This gives us a variety  of new voicings (of
varying usefulness) for this type of chord.                                                                                      

Why no Major 7th chords?                                                                                                         
========================                                                                                                         
Despite what is stated in practically  every book on the subject, with the exception of Blues forms,  7th chord are not the basic
choice for chord I.   In a major key, the '6' is generally  a more suitable (especially in older forms of  Jazz).  In minor keys,
use a 'm6', or if that's to 'bright', a plain old minor triad  (unless you're playing a Minor Blues, don't be tempted to use a m7
- it suggests the  star of a ii-V rather than  a stable i chord).  'M7'  and 'mM7' chords should be treated  as extensions rather
than basic  chords.  A bonus of  this approach is that  the vast majority of  the chords you play  will belong to one  of 2 chord
'families': 6/m7 and m6/9/ø7/alt, so a single chord-melody lick can potentially work in a variety of situation.                 

A note on 'alt' chords                                                                                                           
======================                                                                                                           
The alt chords shown here all contain a b13 note.  As 'b13'  contains too many characters to fit under the diagram, I have chosen
to represent them as 'b6' instead.                                                                                               


=================================================================================================================================
========================================================== THE  CHORDS ==========================================================
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= TENOR BANJO =                                                               = PLECTRUM BANJO =
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DROP 2 & 4                                                     |              DROP 2
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m7:  b3b7 5 1     5 1b7b3    b7b3 1 5     1 5b3b7              |                m7:  b3b7 1 5     5 1b3b7    b7b3 5 1     1 5b7b3
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m6:   1 5b3 6    b3 6 5 1     5 1 6b3     6b3 1 5              |                m6:   1 5 6b3    b3 6 1 5     5 1 b36     6b3 5 1
9:    5 9b7 3    b7 3 9 5     9 5 3b7     3b7 5 9              |                9:    5 9 3b7    b7 3 5 9     9 5 b73     3b7 9 5
ø7:  b3b7b5 1    b5 1b7b3    b7b3 1b5     1b5b3b7              |                ø7:  b3b7 1b5    b5 1b3b7    b7b3b5 1     1b5b7b3
alt: b9b6 3b7     3b7b6b9    b6b9b7 3    b7 3b9b6              |                alt: b9b6 b73     3b7b9b6    b6b9 3b7    b7 3b6b9
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9-7: b9 5 3b7     3b7 5b9     5b9b7 3    b7 3b9 5              |                9-7: b9 5 3b7     3b7 5b9     5b9b7 3    b7 3b9 5
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3-NOTE                                                         |                3-NOTE (w/ (4) doubled on (2))                   
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M:    5 3 1       1 5 3       3 1 5                            |                M:    5 3 5 1     1 5 1 3     3 1 3 5            
m7:  b3b7 5       5 1b7b3    b7b3 1                            |                m7:  b3b7b3 5     5 1 5b7    b7b3b7 1            
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m:    5b3 1       1 5b3      b3 1 5 m:                         |                m:    5b3 5 1     1 5 1b3    b3 1b3 5            
6:    3 1 6       6 3 1       1 6 3                            |                6:    3 1 3 6     6 3 6 1     1 6 1 3            
ø7:  b7b5b3      b3b7b5      b5b3b7                            |                ø7:  b7b5b7b3    b3b7b3b5    b5b3b7              
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6:    5 3 6       6 5 3       3 6 5                            |                6:    5 3 5 6     6 5 6 3     3 6 3 5            
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m6:   6b3 1       1 6b3      b3 1 6                            |                m6:   6b3 6 1     1 6 1b3    b3 1b3 6            
7:    3b7 5       5 3b7      b7 5 3                            |                7:    3b7 3 5     5 3 5b7    b7 5b7 3            
o:    1b5b3      b3 1b5      b5b3 1   *                        |              * o:    1b5 1b3    b3 1b3b5    b5b3b5 1            
7-9  b7 3b9      b9b7 3       3b9b7   *                        |              * 7-9  b7 3b7b9    b9b7b9 3     3b9 3b7            
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m6:   5b3 6       6 5b3      b3 6 5                            |                m6:   5b3 5 6     6 5 6b3    b3 6b3 5            
9:    9b7 3       3 9b7      b7 3 9                            |                9:    9b7 9 3     3 9 3b7    b7 3b7 9            
ø7   b7b5 1       1b7b5      b5 1b7                            |                ø7   b7b5b7 1     1b7 1b5    b5 1b5b7            
alt: b6 3b7      b7b63        3b7b6                            |                alt: b6 3b6b7    b7b6b73      3b7 3b6            
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7:    3 1b7      b7 5 1       1b7 3                            |                7:    3 1 3b7    b7 5b7 1     1b7 1 3            

* These voicings can be mapped on to o7 and 7-9 chords in a variety of ways.  When using any of these shapes for either of these 
  chord-types you can only be  a) at the correct fret; b) a fret too high; or c) a fret too low.  Look up 'the diminished scale' 
  for more information.