For enthusiasts of early banjo
From the "Green" 1865 Converse. Played on my Allen Hart repro of the banjo in the 1855 William S. Mount painting "The Banjo Player."
Very nice Noah! I like the swinginess of that tune. Great that you have an Allen Hart banjer. :)
I notice you are playing in C, and am I mistaken or are your strings not very tight?- have you tried tuning up a step to D to see how the string tension feels there? What's the scale length?- looks not too long to try something like that, just to experiment.
Wow Noah awesome!
Strumelia, I have that banjo tuned to dGDF#A in the vid, and played it in C position, but I've tuned it to eAEG#B and down to cFCEG before. It sounds good in those pitches, but seems to sound best in D.
The scale is about 25".
I know that the original key for "Antietam Jig" is D in eAEG#B tuning.
Ah, I see, so you've tried it both above and below and in the middle...that's good. :)
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