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I like to sing. In fact, one of the reasons I first decided to dabble in clawhammer banjo years ago was because I thought it was so well suited for vocal accompaniment.
Little did I know at the time of the rabbit hole I was about to fall into.
And one of the great joys of the gourd banjo, which sounds its best tuned about half an octave or so lower than it’s modern, steel strung counterparts, is that it allows me to take tunes that aren’t well suited to my post-pubescent vocal register in their typical key and render them singable again.
Rock the Cradle, Joe has always been one of my favorite tunes to play. But being able to sing along just takes the joy up even one more notch. Thank you, gourd banjo.
Rock the Cradle, Joe
aDADE tuning, Brainjo level 3-4