Posted by dustyelmer
- Play count: 173
Size: 1,082kb, uploaded 3/14/2014 12:21:36 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Minstrel (Stroke Style)
From Frank Converse's 1865 "Banjo Instructor Without A Master", on a Prust A-scale tackhead with gut strings, tuned eAEG#B
Friday, March 14, 2014 @7:42:45 PM
This is a nice tune and so is your banjo tone. The tuning seems unusual--I've never seen it before, not even in Anita Kermode's on-line 5-String Banjo Tunings list. Were there other tunes in the book using that tuning?
Friday, March 14, 2014 @8:21:32 PM
Hi Janet, that tuning is one step up from the standard minstrel tuning. I think by the time this came out they had started tuning up a step. But most everything is in this tuning. It's the same relative tuning as gCGBD so it works out pretty easy.
Friday, March 14, 2014 @9:14:32 PM
Okay, got it, Dusty, thanks.
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