Mudcat Café message #523235 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37503   Message #523235
Posted By: Oversoul
08-Aug-01 - 12:46 AM
Thread Name: Celtic music on 5 string banjo
Subject: RE: Celtic music on 5 string banjo
Having have played clawhammer banjo for quite a while, I am finding great joy (renewed interest) in playing more and more "fretted" notes. I have a great book on "G-tuning" scales (in all keys) by Janet Davis. Fretting the fith string is foriegn, but I am learning it, you can too! The damn thing can be more than a drone. It can even be ignored. Maybe the big question here is the relative advantages of playing an instrument tuned in fifths as opposed to those myriad of 5-sting tunings. eh? I'm getting a headache.