All posts tagged “banjo tunings

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D Tunes

In Old Time music, most standards are by convention usually played in particular tunings. It doesn’t mean they have to be played in certain keys, just that they usually are. This simplifies things for players jamming, for instance. If the tune is going to be… Read More

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Cumberland Gap

If it ain’t there when I get back, I’ll raise hell in the Cumberland Gap. There are about as many versions of this tune as there are banjo pickers. In fact, it’s played in most of the various clawhammer tunings, including one known as Cumberland… Read More