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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: tuning for this old train by tony rice


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banjerpickor - Posted - 02/06/2007:  22:12:19


is it capoed to b flat with the top string in c.
it seem to be in the key of f and works with the tab,

you input please.


1979 ome double x



Bubbatone - Posted - 02/06/2007:  22:22:50


What is "the tab"? Whose tab are you looking at? There is no banjo on the recording, so anything goes.

If you want to play in the key of F, one way is to do as you've described: capo at the 3rd fret and tune the 5th string to C.
Many people do prefer to play in the key of F without any retuning or using a capo at all. That sounds very nice, too.



banjerpickor - Posted - 02/06/2007:  22:29:01


thanks Randy.
its a LEE MARCUS tab.

1979 ome double x


Bubbatone - Posted - 02/06/2007:  22:34:02


Hmmm.... I looked but couldn't find the tab (under "This Old Train" or "Old Train"). Maybe you should try to contact Lee.





If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

banjerpickor - Posted - 02/06/2007:  22:40:08


it is just [old train]
my mistake.


1979 ome double x

Bubbatone - Posted - 02/09/2007:  10:14:44


no problem




If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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