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Unread 09-11-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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6 String Banjo or Banjitar or Whatever

I really want to incorporate the sound of a banjo into my writing but I am lazy and don't want to learn how to play one.

Anybody out there have experience with these?

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I played one once, you can tune it like a guitar. It sounds really cool and has a low learning curve for guitarists.
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I played one once, you can tune it like a guitar. It sounds really cool and has a low learning curve for guitarists.
That's what I was hoping.
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It doesn't quite sound like a normal banjo though, as the scale is usually longer too... more like a six string bass banjo...
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It doesn't quite sound like a normal banjo though, as the scale is usually longer too... more like a six string bass banjo...

I just want something "banjoey" sounding.

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Out of interest, do you ever experiment with open tunings?

When I got my 5 string banjo, I was immediately able to play stuff on it because it's tuned to open G, and I've used open G a bit on guitar. Sure, I was playing it like a guitarist rather than a banjo player, but it still gave me that banjo twang.

The learning curve for chords on a banjo is pretty easy after guitar.
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Out of interest, do you ever experiment with open tunings?

When I got my 5 string banjo, I was immediately able to play stuff on it because it's tuned to open G, and I've used open G a bit on guitar. Sure, I was playing it like a guitarist rather than a banjo player, but it still gave me that banjo twang.

The learning curve for chords on a banjo is pretty easy after guitar.
I have not.

Truthfully...I haven't played in too many alternate tunings.
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I just want something "banjoey" sounding.

They tend to do that--I've played them just like a guitar and got a banjoey sound.
So if that's what you're looking for--they should do it.
Guitjo, Bantar, etc--whatever you call them.

I wouldn't mind one.
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