What key is your banjo tuned in for carol of the bells.Please and thank you!
It is a C minor tuning, based on the classic "double-C" tuning. From the 1st string to the 5th string, the notes are: D#, C, G, C, D. The tricky bit is that I have the 5th string dropped all the way to the peghead in order to get that open D note - which is something that I can only do because I'm playing a Nechville "Nuvo" (visit nechville.com if you haven't heard of Nechville banjos before). You might be able to get away with tuning the 5th string all the way down to a D, but it might start sounding a bit odd, depending on the string gauge in use.
I'll be adding a "tunings" page to solobanjo.com in February.
Hey Benji - hi from Tucker'd Out - John here. Brother Lynn passed along your wonderful weekly offering - would love to get each one as you develop them. Would like to talk about recording with you.Benji Flaming responded on 12/04/2010 Next question
Do you have any advice for a fellow player that is really fed up with "string noise"? Other than playing without picks?Benji Flaming responded on 12/04/2010