The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61355 Message #986196
Posted By: wilco
18-Jul-03 - 05:36 PM
Thread Name: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Practically everyone I play with is in standard tuning, and they can all play in most major keys. I always thought this was typical. Lots of purists want it to "sound just like _____________," and they show little creativity. We change keys to accomodate the lead singer, who might be different on every song. With banjos, we try to stay in G or A. Most of the fiddles and banjos can retune in less than a minute, so its no big deal.