December 11, 2014 by Josh 7 Comments
February 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm
What is the tuning for the level 3 version of Cluck Ol’ Hen? I’m still in gDGBD; when I follow the tab, the brush after my 2-3 slide on the third string in the 9th measure sounds a bit jarring. Then I noticed the tuning at the top of the tab and in the video tutorial said gDGCD. Is this correct? Has it been explained somewhere and I missed it, or is it a typo? If I’m in the wrong tuning, that could explain why my Cluck Ol’ Hen sounds out of tune.
Thanks for all your help Josh.
February 13, 2016 at 1:22 pm
Hey Dave – yes, indeed. The tuning for this arrangement of “Cluck Ol’ Hen” is gDGCD, also known as “G Modal”. So it’ll definitely sound better with that 2nd string tuned from B to C.
April 3, 2016 at 5:13 pm
Josh, when you play the slide it looks like you don’t actually “slide” (with the same finger) but rather switch fingers on fret 2 and 3? Is this a better way to perform a slide?
April 5, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Hey Anton – thanks! Hammer ons and slides can essentially be used interchangeably; so there are some instances where I’ll use one over the other depending on the sound I want, and sometimes I’ll alternate back and forth within the same tune. There’s less of a difference in the resulting sound of a slide versus a hammer on when you’re playing a fretted banjo – the difference is more pronounced on a fretless.
But anywhere you see one, you can always try the other technique and see which you like the sound of best!
April 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm
Ok, I’ll definitely going to try it out! Thanks for a quick response!
January 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm
I’m in love with this sound! (actually I’m in love with the whole brainjo/clawhammer experience, these last three months have been amazing)
I just wanted to ask if there is more content (or it is planned to be) on G modal tunning on the site like chords or improv hints like where to slide notes… I would enjoy playing more songs or improvising on this tunning. It actually reminds me of old native american sound, or even Irish style.
March 6, 2018 at 3:21 am
I miss when you broke it down measure by measure like the first module 🙁
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