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"Rylynn", from low to high, is tuned E-C-D-G-A-D, and I'm using a banjo capo on the 5th fret. This is a tune that I dedicated to a friend when his daughter had passed away. She had this really unique name, Rylynn, I had never heard it before and thought it would be appropriate to title it after her.
The tuning here is the same that I used earlier on "For My Father" and also in my song "Keys to the Hover Car". Again, the tuning on this one is a little "dangerous" due to the A string being tuned up to a C, making it susceptible to breaking. The top two strings are tuned down a step in this tune as well.
The banjo capo here is only covering the bottom four strings. I first heard about partial capo-ing from a dear friend and guitar player Stephen Bennett. I thought it might be a cool idea to do when I already had a weird tuning to take it a step further. Anyway, all of this led to the creation of the tune - let's get started.