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Tuning the Banjo
For some additional help, here is an MP3 audio track to compare the sound of your strings to. (MP3 TRACK 1)
You can also use an electronic tuner to adjust each string to these pitches. As you are tuning, continuously play a series of notes on the string you are adjusting. Twist the tuners to raise or lower the pitch. If you do not hear the note changing in pitch, stop and double check that you are turning the correct tuning peg. Merrily plucking away on the 3rd string while you twist the 4th string tuner will surprise you with a nice bang as you break the 4th string. Follow the strings up to the pegs to be sure you are turning the intended peg.
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