Not quite. Minstrel tuning in G/D is AFDGd. I remember it as "All Fat Dogs Get drunk." The tuning one level up is A/E and is BGEAe. I don't have a mnemonic for this tuning. One level down from G/D is the older F/C of GECFc. This is per the books from the time by Howe, Rice, Briggs, Converse, Buckley and others.
Originally Posted by Mackay92
Here's a quick link to Howe's Complete Preceptor for the Banjo where you can see the tuning of GECFc : http://www.archive.org/stream/comple...ge/n7/mode/1up I believe this was printed around 1848.
Here's a link to Converse's Banjo Instructor, without a Master (1865) aka "Yellow Converse" : http://ulib.hamilton.edu/omeka/archi...89956e16bb.pdf Go to page 18 of the pdf and it shows the tuning for the key of A. Page 20 has a nice diagram of the fingerboard for A/E.
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