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Nov 9, 2018 - 12:32:58 PM
6 posts since 9/24/2017

Came across this video of Little Nora Brown playing Jubilee at the Brooklyn Folk Festival and loved her arrangement. Does anyone know the tuning she's in/ have a tab of some sort? Just knowing the tuning will help immensely as I'm used to figuring stuff out by ear. Thanks!
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqNEH-0sASY

Nov 9, 2018 - 1:45:12 PM
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stevel

USA

3781 posts since 4/7/2009

Probably gDGCD capoed up. Sounds very similar to the version played by Clifton Hicks. Clifton probably learned it from George Gibson.

Nov 9, 2018 - 5:15:47 PM

Bill

USA

887 posts since 2/6/2003

The fingering she's using indicates sawmill tuning -- gDGCD capoed up.

Edited by - Bill on 11/09/2018 17:16:07

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:26:08 AM

6 posts since 9/24/2017

quote:
Originally posted by stevel

Probably gDGCD capoed up. Sounds very similar to the version played by Clifton Hicks. Clifton probably learned it from George Gibson.


Thanks! This helped a lot. She is basically in sawmill but she tuned her fifth string to F instead of G, which is what gives her that shimmery tone. 

Nov 10, 2018 - 9:14:07 AM

stevel

USA

3781 posts since 4/7/2009

quote:
Originally posted by folkplayer
quote:
Originally posted by stevel

Probably gDGCD capoed up. Sounds very similar to the version played by Clifton Hicks. Clifton probably learned it from George Gibson.


Thanks! This helped a lot. She is basically in sawmill but she tuned her fifth string to F instead of G, which is what gives her that shimmery tone. 


Yeah. Played out of the F chord shape. Index bounces back and forth between 2nd and 3rd strings. Occasionally strike 4th string open. Pretty easy song to figure out. 

Edited by - stevel on 11/10/2018 09:14:30

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