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How to get tuning for I will wait

Hi There,

Mumford and sons I Will Wait is what got me started thinking about banjo. I would like to start to play it now that I have my feet wet. The tuning is what I am struggling with. How do I get to Ab Db Gb B.B. Db.much appreciated!

Ed

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You can capo at first fret and play out of C position.

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very dumb question but I am only like a month into this…does capo at the first fret get you to c position or does “play at c position” mean something else?

Thank you!

Hey @edciesielski, welcome to the forum! If you are confused about capo strategy, watch this lesson:

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/banjo-capo-strategy-banjo

If you’re talking about tuning the individual strings of the banjo to those notes rather than a chord progression with those chords, then it looks like you’ll want to tune the four long strings of your banjo down a half step, and tune or spike the fifth string up a half step. This tuning would be suited to playing out of a D position in Db.

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Ty! Looks like individual strings…

I’ll watch the video now…

Ed

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That extra capitol B threw me…Six strings with two adjacent tuned to the same note made no sense for a tuning, so I figured it had to be the progression…haha

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