Permission has been obtained from Doug Parry to use material from "Keynotes" magazine. During the 1920's Bernard Shaeff wrote a number of articles on zither banjo playing technique:

Scale Playing Exercises part 1

The Finger Nails

The following two articles have been abstracted from BMG magazines published in the late '40s/early 50's 

Nails or Fingertips
Zither Banjo or Openback
The Banjoist Vade-Mecum

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