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Thread #156421 Message #3688417
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
21-Feb-15 - 01:26 AM
Thread Name: tuning a tenor banjo
Subject: tuning a tenor banjo
a friend gave me tenor banjo. i am trying to tune it. i fancied playing in a trad jazz band.
i got a book from absolute music and some sets of strings. and i've just attempted to put the strings on. the suggested tuning in the book is CDGA. however the A string snapped long before reaching that high A. i don't want to waste another string. i seem to remember years ago Patrick Walker said that he tuned his banjo like a guitar upside down GDAE. Somone else mentioned Memphis tuning - like a guitar DGBE. If you can help me out with advice on this subject - I would be grateful.