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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: The Sleeping Tune (Gordon Duncan)

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Noah Cline - Posted - 12/05/2019:  16:48:12

Forgot about this tune and remembered it again last night. Recently finished this low bass 6-string banjo and actually was what led me to remember this tune again as I started playing part of the melody on it.

I have this banjo strung with the Aquila Alabastro guitar set, allowing me to tune it down to D, or dDADF#A (gGDGBD relative). I originally built a low bass gourd banjo strung in the same fashion, and wanted to try it with a normal banjo set up as I had the rim set aside, eventually to make a neck for it. It could also be strung to normal pitch, using a regular Nylgut set with the wound fourth string from the Minstrel set for the low G, which I might play around with later on. 


Bill Rogers - Posted - 12/05/2019:  23:10:52

Nice banjo, Noah. And an interesting tune, well played as always.

Noah Cline - Posted - 12/05/2019:  23:35:49

Thanks, Bill!


Here's the background on this tune as told by Tony McManus, one of the sources I learned it from:

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