So, I'm a Tony Ellis fan, and 3 of his tunes are in fCFCD tuning. I'd like to find more tabs in this tuning, played 2 or 3 finger style.
I did a search and read some old posts, and from them I found Barlow Knife, Ramblin Hobo and Last Chance here on the HO.
Dead Man's Piece - Lee Hammons
You can capo on the 2nd or 4th (or just play out of F if you're not with a fiddler) and experiment with your favorite G or A tunes. Many transfer seamlessly. It's a great tuning that provides a different flavor or "atmosphere" than the standard G/A tuning. Some favorites in this tuning are Miss McLeod's Reel, Dinah, Greasy String, and Cumberland Gap.
When I was early in learning clawhammer banjo (I keep my banjo tuned up; i.e. gDGde), I was introduced to use this tuning for "Sandy River Belle". I then decided to experiment with other G tunes in this tuning. As a result, I play all my G tunes in this tuning except for tunes in two keys where G is one of the keys.
P.S. For "Last Chance", I prefer the tuning gEGde. I prefer that minor sound.
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