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Milwaukee Blues banjo 031

Posted by Mark Ralston

3 people like this

Play count: 154
Size: 1,610kb, uploaded 8/19/2012 7:05:36 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

demo banjo 031 tenor-to 5-string, fretted, steel-strung

4 comments on “Milwaukee Blues banjo 031”

rickhayes Says:
Sunday, August 19, 2012 @11:25:55 AM

Nicely played.
hartesbanjo Says:
Friday, January 25, 2013 @2:43:18 PM

what tuning is that? sawmill? graveyard?
Mark Ralston Says:
Friday, January 25, 2013 @5:12:45 PM

D tuning with the 5th string lowered 3 frets.
hartesbanjo Says:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @3:12:35 PM


thanks for reply,

really enjoyed your playing!


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