I'm new to minstrel banjo as in, my prust just showed up this afternoon. I have some experience with clawhammer banjo and those tunings but none with minstrel. Are there any videos showing turning in high and low bass or other common tunings? I have a tuner but am a little tuning shy after snapping a guitar string the other day.
Thanks and I can't wait to start learning these tunes.
yeah that's what I have. It seems like there's bit too much tension in the strings to get the d and the F# without snapping. I guess they need to stretch out a bit.
Chris Prieto said:
Assuming you have minstrel nylgut strings :)
keep in mind that the d for your fifth string for exampel will be the d BELOW (lower than) the usual g you might tune your 5th string to in clawhammer. That's 2.5 steps lower.
Thanks for all the help everyone!
Paul Draper said: