Mudcat Café message #985964 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61355   Message #985964
Posted By: chip a
18-Jul-03 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Subject: RE: Old time and Bluegrass-- Differences
Chance was told: "We're playing in D today". Out of courtesy for the OT banjo picker (and often the fiddler) who tune differently for different keys or tunes the jam will try to stay in each key for a while.
I think, with a few exceptions,the BG folks tend to play out of the same tuning most all the time and are able to switch keys without re-tuning.
Meat for a whole 'nother thread. Why re-tune?