Tips and techniques for Cajun & Creole fiddlers
These tunes are pretty much all played
in Cajun tuning (DGCF smallest to largest)
which is one whole step down from Standard tuning (EADG),
and the strings are called by their standard tuning names.
Check out my post called “Talk About Cajun Tuning“ for more on that.
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