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JohnnySmash 07-17-2018 02:42 AM

The Tenor Guitar Bible
 
The Tenor Guitar Bible: Standard and Irish tuning 2,880 chords by Richard Tobe A.

What is standard tuning for a Tenor Guitar?

What is Irish tuning for a Tenor Guitar.

I plan very soon to purchase a Tenor Guitar and I want to sort out these different tunings in my head first. I have a Tenor Ukulele tuned G C E A and a Baritone Ukulele tuned D G B E. With my old brain, or whatever is in my head it gets confussing with all of these different tunings.

Thank you, johhnysmash

philjs 07-17-2018 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by JohnnySmash (Post 5785632)
What is standard tuning for a Tenor Guitar?

Fifths, like a mandola (or viola), CGDA is considered "standard"

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnnySmash (Post 5785632)
What is Irish tuning for a Tenor Guitar.

Also fifths but like a mandolin (or violin), GDAE (though many now consider "Irish" tuning to be GDAD)

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnnySmash (Post 5785632)
I plan very soon to purchase a Tenor Guitar and I want to sort out these different tunings in my head first. I have a Tenor Ukulele tuned G C E A and a Baritone Ukulele tuned D G B E. With my old brain, or whatever is in my head it gets confussing with all of these different tunings.

You might be most at home with "Chicago" or standard "guitar" tuning, DGBE like your Baritone Uke.

Note that all of these tunings require string gauges to suit the tuning and the usual 23" scale length of the guitar. A quick search for "tenor guitar strings" will point you at the most common gauges. Hope this helps...

Phil

donlyn 07-17-2018 10:17 AM

Sorry, deleted.

JohnnySmash 07-18-2018 11:03 AM

Phil, Thank you for your excellent response. I have one more question - Is one tuning as beautiful as the other? If so, for sure I will stay with D G B E.


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