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Banjo Chords

On the modern five-string instrument, banjo chords and their shapes are dependent upon the tuning the player is in. The most common tuning in contemporary playing is open-G (gDGBD), which allows the player to easily embellish a chord progression and play lead breaks and solo’s, whilst retaining the tone of the root note (in this case, G), usually as a pulse.

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