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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Other tunings for my other tenor


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Frebazak - Posted - 02/13/2009:  08:48:45


I just put the finishing touches on a tenor banjo (repair/restoration) and I thought I would tune it like a 5 string ...just without the 5th string. I already have another tenor tuned Irish. I was contemplating flat picking it and since the tunings would be "familiar".....
Anyone else do this?

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matrixbanjo - Posted - 02/13/2009:  20:15:31


I use guitar tuning (DGBE)

Paul Roberts - Posted - 02/14/2009:  12:47:00


Not sure if this is germane to your question, but here's a guy who uses several tunings on tenor for fingerpicking:
http://www.geocities.com/patekstylebanjo/


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Mirek Patek - Posted - 02/15/2009:  07:02:26


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NYCJazz - Posted - 02/15/2009:  17:13:18


You can tune it to plectrum CGBD.





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Klondike Waldo - Posted - 02/15/2009:  18:22:57


quote:
Originally posted by NYCJazz

You can tune it to plectrum CGBD.

"There is more to life than simply increasing its speed."

- Mohandas K. Gandhi




Quite agree and would add that Plectrum tuning is another standard 5-string tuning, though not used much by bluegrass players.

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