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Thread #37503   Message #523211
Posted By: Sorcha
08-Aug-01 - 12:05 AM
Thread Name: Celtic music on 5 string banjo
Subject: RE: Celtic music on 5 string banjo
In my experience, clawhammer style works best for Old Time/Mountain/Bluegrass tunes. If you want to play Celtic, look out for the tunings and don't use the 5th string. BUT---I'm not a banjo player. I'm a fiddle player with 2 "back up" banjo players. I strongly prefer the 4 string over the 5 string player, but the 5 string player doesn't listen well.