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Jan 22, 2021 - 10:22:01 AM

Bob78

Canada

28 posts since 8/18/2019

Hello everyone.Lots of snow last night. I have been shoveling it all morning:-)
Lately I have seen a lot of interesting banjo tabs, the question is, could they be used
for dobro and if so what would be required to change them.
thank you, bob

Jan 22, 2021 - 8:42:01 PM

Bob Blair

Canada

169 posts since 12/17/2010

You can certainly find the notes easily enough using the tablature.

In the standard banjo G tuning the first four strings are tuned the same as the first four on a dobro (top to bottom, D, B, G, D).

The fifth string on the banjo is a high G that you will find at the fifth fret of your first string on a dobro. A lot of the banjo roll patterns and lots of melodic patterns incorporate that high G, which is not going to translate easily.

Jan 23, 2021 - 1:32:06 PM

Bob78

Canada

28 posts since 8/18/2019

thank you Bob, appreciated, bob

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