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Are you sure the bridge is rightly positioned? Banjo intonation can some times be tricky, requiring the bridge to be positioned in a slightly oblique orientation to allow proper intonation of both the low and high strings. Try the harmonics at the octave fret in both the treble and bass D strings (1 and 4 counting upwards) making sure they give the same ...


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If, by the 4th D string, you mean the lowest string of the banjo (there is some confusion about the numbering of banjo strings), then it's most likely that the string is at fault- it's probably not wound heavily enough. Are you sure it's the right kind of string?


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Why is the first string the top one? Because the first strum you do is from top to bottom. Because the lower tone has lower frequency. Because when you place guitar in it's up position the first string is from left to right. Because when you play the guitar you press on frets from left to right to get higher notes. Because you start the scales from the ...



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