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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: tenor banjo uke tuning


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stevenamick - Posted - 08/06/2017:  10:33:17


I just ordered a tenor banjo uke and want to play some bluegrass tunes on it.  Which tuning, gCEA or GCEA, would be better?

jduke - Posted - 08/06/2017:  11:12:03


If you are planning on picking a lot of melody on your banjo uke, than definitely use the Low G tuning.  It will give you additional range, which you will appreciate.  If you intend to play mostly rhythm, then I would suggest High G.  The high G gives the uke a nice voice and actually sounds pretty good playing chops like a mandolin.

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 08/07/2017:  10:01:43


I suppose it all depends on what you want to do on the uke. The high G is the more traditional sound and you can also play some banjo influenced stuff like this here

cb56 - Posted - 08/07/2017:  18:02:12


Try both and go with what floats yer boat!



 


cb56 - Posted - 08/07/2017:  18:04:37


Here's some single string


ukenukem - Posted - 08/23/2017:  05:44:20


When I took up Tenor Banjo last year I settled on "Chicago" (DGBE) tuning as I have played guitar since 1970 and Ukulele since 2009. Lots of shape and scale similarities.

Had to edit the above dates as I first typed 1070 for guitar. WOW, would that make me old!

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