The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33851   Message #454289
Posted By: Chicken Charlie
02-May-01 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: Help: Banjo Style/Tuning Question
Subject: RE: Help: Banjo Style/Tuning Question

Right now I'm smitten with the 'High Atmosphere' sound and want to play around with it some more. I've been testing single-C, double-C, triple-C, H.A., etc. I don't mind the borderline discords, especially on something like "Wild Bill Jones," for example. I have checked out open G and "Mountain Minor" briefly, and liked them too--I think it was "Ashville Junction" I was messing with in Mountain Minor. But WWHA has me hooked for right now; every time I pick it up and start practicing licks I hear a piece of another melody going somewhere. I have the weiredest assortment of songs in this tuning, half made-for-banjo and half made-for-anything-but, but I like the sound anyway. I'll get back to the G end of the spectrum sooner or later. Besides, C fits the group's vocal range more comfortably.