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Alternative tunings for the 5-string banjo...

Posted by Richard Pickstock on Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hey guys! Just writing this blog to ask the people of Banjo Hangout if they know of any good alternative tunings for folk and country music on the banjo. Feedback is much appreciated...

Cheers,

Richard



4 comments on “Alternative tunings for the 5-string banjo...”

guitarman8491 Says:
Saturday, February 1, 2014 @5:22:17 PM

banjohangout.org/topic/278813..this link is under claw hammer style playing..titled need advice, dated 1/31/13..scroll down an you will see a reply from RD Lunceford..in his reply he talks about alternate tunings..hope this helps..cheers

guitarman8491 Says:
Saturday, February 1, 2014 @5:24:05 PM

If you can't find it let me know...

Richard Pickstock Says:
Sunday, February 2, 2014 @1:34:22 AM

Cheers mate! I'll have a look

guywolff Says:
Friday, October 31, 2014 @3:29:58 PM

There are three really popular tunings .the one for G & A (+2 with a capo A )is gDGBD or standard tuning ...if you just pull up the second string to C you get a minor tuning great for dorian tunes. gDGCD (also know as sawmill tuning of G Suspended 4th . From that tuning if you drop the fourth string to C you get a double C tuning (Or capo at +2 you get a double D tuning .. gCGCD .. If you then pull the first string up to E you have a full C tuning of gCGCE .. If starting from G tuning again and you drop the second string to A the third string to F# the fourrth left at D and the fifth pulled up to A you get a full D tuning or aDF#AD .Bring the F3back up to G and you get a banjo version of DADGAD od D sus 4 . All the best , Guy

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