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Irish Tenor Banjo

Posted by Judith511 on Thursday, February 20, 2020

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So I felt compelled to purchase a tenor banjo.  That brings my banjo total to 4 and they are all different.  I got a really good trade in on a guitar I had so it was a good deal and I wasn't playing that guitar.  I started with lessons online at the It is mostly playing by ear and notes. Good for me to learn more and improve my ear. My husband keeps saying I should play by ear but i find that very frustrating. So now I am learning this banjo and this tuning by ear. :)

6 comments on “Irish Tenor Banjo”

WayneConrad Says:
Thursday, February 20, 2020 @8:53:50 AM

Cool! Yes, practice your ear, you won't be sorry.

What's the tuning? The only four-string tuning I know is for plectrum banjo, which is usually drop-C aka old-standard-C (C G B D).

Judith511 Says:
Thursday, February 20, 2020 @8:57:20 AM

The lessons I am doing recommend the GDAE tuning.

Gingher Says:
Thursday, February 20, 2020 @4:40:54 PM

I'd love to hear a clip once you get going with it!

pickn5 Says:
Saturday, February 22, 2020 @4:46:53 AM

Yea, post a tune when you have one.

Judith511 Says:
Saturday, February 22, 2020 @6:07:32 AM

Okay I will . They is using a flatpick which I have been doing some of on the guitar. I had to learn to use the picks on the banjo as I had never even owned a pick of any kind till I started getting serious about learning the banjo 3 years ago.

Judith511 Says:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @7:21:21 AM

Another bonus I have discovered is that my mandolin is tuned the same so I can play the song I am learning on both instruments. That is fun :)

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