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Jon W. Minstrel banjo tunings (8) Minstrel banjo tunings 27 Feb 06

All I've read about minstrel banjo (such as descriptions of instruction books) says you have to tune the banjos lower. Does anyone know the specifics of this? What are the common tunings and how do they correspond to modern tunings?

A specific tune I have in mind is "Old Grey Goose" as played by Bob Flesher on his "Civil War Banjo" CD.


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