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Where you been? - Carl Martin's response to Jack Hansen's observation that he had never seen a mandolin with the pairs strung in octave courses as they were on Carl's

Author Topic: Julie Ann Johnson  (Read 584 times)

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Julie Ann Johnson
« on: February 14, 2013, 12:03:34 PM »
just messing around playing a Lead Belly work song. I am playing out of A and E but I suspect he may have been tuned way down and playing out of D and A. 

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Re: Julie Ann Johnson
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 03:11:22 PM »
tuned down to B and playing outta D - yessir. Great tune and nice playing!


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Re: Julie Ann Johnson
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 04:41:15 PM »
Thanks for the confirmation Frank, I thought so.  Playing it out of standard tuning makes it much more likely I'll continue playing it.  Unless of course I buy a 12 string and keep it tuned way down in the. B graveyard.

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Re: Julie Ann Johnson
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 05:39:48 AM »
Yeah I have yet to find a guitar that could handle being tuned as low as Leadbelly did it but I want to find a 12 string that can do it. It sounds great when you hear someone tuned that low with very heavy strings.
I met a woman she was a pigmeat some
Big fat mouth, I followed her home
She pulled a gun and broke my jaw
Didnt leave me hard on, I didnt get sore

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