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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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