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May 28, 2024 - 2:11:02 PM
77 posts since 2/8/2024

The free tuner apps I have don’t seem to have the a modal tuning aEADE

How can I tune this from an open G

I have nylon strings and also a capo if needed.

It’s the attached song

Thankyou


 

May 28, 2024 - 3:14:30 PM

6311 posts since 3/11/2006

From gDGBD raise your B string to C by tuning up half a step (one fret).  Your 2nd string at the 2nd fret will match your open 1st string.  This will put you in gDGCD. You can practice the tune there as the intervals between the strings are the same as aEADE.  If you want to play in A, tune everything up one tone (2 frets) or place a capo at the 2nd fret (don't forget to raise your 5th string).

May 28, 2024 - 3:41:02 PM
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3880 posts since 10/17/2009

You can use any chromatic tuner; lot's or free apps have that; often as default.

But as RD points out;  to tune by string relationship, frets, and such is very useful to learn. Many advocate learning those by ear methods first, get good understanding.

May 28, 2024 - 4:46:12 PM

3508 posts since 4/19/2008

All your strings except one and two should sound like the first two notes of here comes the bride
43 32 15

21do re

May 29, 2024 - 6:02:25 PM
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6311 posts since 3/11/2006

quote:
Originally posted by banjoak

But as RD points out;  to tune by string relationship, frets, and such is very useful to learn. Many advocate learning those by ear methods first, get good understanding.


I'd recommend getting used to how the few most used tunings (gDGBD, gDGCD, gCGCD) sound to your ear so that you can just quickly twist the pegs to get into them.

May 30, 2024 - 6:53:17 AM

77 posts since 2/8/2024

My free tuner app has a double c. So I used that to tune the 2nd string. Thankyou

May 30, 2024 - 4:51:55 PM
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90 posts since 12/8/2011

You don't need a tuner (or tuner-app) that knows banjo tunings, you just need to know what the notes you are after would be.

In this case, aDADE. Any decent chromatic tuner (physical or app) should work. Although what most people would do here is tune the banjo to gDGCD (G-modal, aka sawmill), then put a capo on at the second fret (and tune the fifth up to A, or slip it under a spike at the 7th fret) and use the chromatic tuner to fine-tune. (Since I learned to not put the capo on so tight, I often don't need to fine-tune after capo'ing).

May 30, 2024 - 7:56:47 PM
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6311 posts since 3/11/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Barnacle Joe

You don't need a tuner (or tuner-app) that knows banjo tunings, you just need to know what the notes you are after would be.
 

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