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For bluegrass, the 5 string banjo is typically tuned to open G - gDGBD, but there are some songs that require other tunings. Open D, drop C, double C, or sawmill are some of the different tuning options you may encounter.

How it works?
1. Select your instrument and press 'Start Tuning' button.
2. When prompted, allow your browser to use the microphone.
3. Pluck the string you want to tune and the tuner will highlight the note letter for you and show you if you are sharp or flat.
4. When the note turns orange, it means it is close to being in tune.
5. When the note turns green, that string is in tune.
Not sure how to tune your banjo?
Checkout our banjo beginner video lesson How to tune your banjo »

Want to be a more creative player? Checkout List of bluegrass banjo songs. You can practice with awesome backing tracks, change licks and use other great learning features.
Spice things up?
These are the most common tunings you will encounter in a bluegrass/old-time music setting:

  • Open G - gDGBD
  • Double C - gCGCD
  • Sawmill - gDGCD

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