So I’ve been practicing clawhammer lately which im learning involves tunings other than G quite a bit. A couple of the songs I’ve been learning are in open C tuning which is ACADE, sometimes capo’d up 2 frets to open D.
When I capo up the 2 frets the first string (in G would be the high D string) tends to go up 1.5 steps to F# (according to my snark tuner) where the other 4 strings will go slightly sharp of 1 step but not nearly as sharp as the first string.
I understand that the capo will “pull” the strings a bit and I’m used to compensating by retuning after the capo is in place…
Whats bothering me is that the F# actually sounds correct both to my ear and sounds like the demonstration recording of the song… when I tune that string back down to F it doesn’t sound correct to me or correct to the recording.
I have 2 different banjos, an older Aria and a much newer gold tone open back and they both do the same thing…
So Im confused… any idears?
this is one of the song’s I’ve been practicing…bluesageband.com/Tab%20MP3s/ … ud%20M.mp3