I had a request to do a tutorial on this Frank Converse tune, and thought I would try this approach. If you have good tab or notation, use the video....along with the amazing feature Youtube has now…Continue
"It might help you to use an old trick on one or two of the A notation pieces to get your brain to make the switch.
Get a pencil and a straightedge. On the A notation sheet, draw a new staff line at C, below the original's bottom staff line.…"
"Steven, the thing that 'Briggs' (dGDF#A), 'Rice' (eAEG#B) and 'C' (gCGBD) tuning all have in common is that the intervals between each string remain the same; this effectively makes any banjo a transposing instrument…"
"I've gotten more comfortable with C notation than anything over the last couple years as I've been working on newer classic-era stuff. Granted, plenty of that music was also set in A, but a lot of the time I'll set a tune…"
"Thanks Andy. Still doing a little cleanup, so if you spot something, let me know. Now that I have the foundation, I can do other stuff. Joel seems to think there is value in C notation. I would like to do a completely "fingering free: version.…"
"I had one on my Hartel and it was fine, but what fun was playing alone?? haha. Better to suffer together. I tell you this, if I were ever booking serious gigs with money involved, I would work with a synthetic head......at least have it on standby."