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Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?

GUEST,mountaineer 19 Feb 14 - 08:54 AM
GUEST,twerp 19 Feb 14 - 09:08 AM
GUEST 19 Feb 14 - 09:50 AM
GUEST,mountaineer 20 Feb 14 - 05:17 AM
Leadfingers 20 Feb 14 - 05:49 AM
GUEST,mountaineer 20 Feb 14 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,leeneia 20 Feb 14 - 10:10 AM
GUEST,gillymor 20 Feb 14 - 11:19 AM
GUEST,mountaineer 20 Feb 14 - 05:04 PM
GUEST,leeneia 21 Feb 14 - 10:35 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?
From: GUEST,mountaineer
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 08:54 AM

Hey folk heads -

randomly going through youtube can get you to the good stuff. Like this:

traveler

I love this thing. I'm a beginner's banjo player, been trying to figure out the tuning for this song, can anybody here help me out, possibly maybe?

any help is appreciated!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?
From: GUEST,twerp
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 09:08 AM

sounds like a basic Eminor/D sequence with a Gmajor lift at the bridge


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 09:50 AM

Try the folks at Banjo Hangout or wait until PHJim sees the thread.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?
From: GUEST,mountaineer
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 05:17 AM

Yes I've been able to figure out the chords, just not sure what the tuning is for the banjo.

But yeah - cool, I will check out Banjo Hangout! Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 05:49 AM

Mountain Minor ? Its basically in G minor


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?
From: GUEST,mountaineer
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 07:58 AM

RE: mountain minor

yeah it must be something along those veins...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 10:10 AM

I agree with Leadfingers. My computer is in the shop, so to see what notes are in the song, I have to listen to the video, then step over to the piano and try to duplicate what I just heard.

After doing that three times, I concur that there is a B flat in that tune. The song is probably in the F family, and Gm would be in the family. (Gm has the notes G-B-flat D)

You may not need a special tuning, Mountaineer. It may simply be that you need to experiment with chords in the F family, chords which are not much used in sessions today.

F, Gm, Am, B-flat, C, C7 Dm

Those chords may have been chosen merely because they suited the singer's range, and if they don't suit you, you can change them once you've figured out what they are.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 11:19 AM

I'm playing along in Sawmill tuning (gDGCD first position, no capo) and it works. The first phrase seems to be similar to the commonly used one for Shady Grove.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?
From: GUEST,mountaineer
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 05:04 PM

Thanks guys! Yes I think with the aid of you and people at Banjo hangout I've got this thing nailed. Sawmill tuning works well.

Funny that Gillymor mentioned Shady Grove, since it is my all time fave, must be what draw to this song.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: banjo tuning of this song?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Feb 14 - 10:35 AM

You're welcome! It's always good to hear that someone has added a new song to their repertoire.


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