Links to Irish Tenor Banjo sites.


The tenor banjo, for use in Irish music, is usually tuned GDAE, rather than the actual tenor tuning CGDA. This makes many tunes fit the instrument a lot better, and also makes the instrument sound a bit warmer and fuller.

Here are some useful links to sites that have info on that tuning:

Proteus' Celtic Banjo Site

This site has (aside from some nice graphics) chords, scales and some tab for the Irish tenor banjo. Also some references to musicians and books.

Tenor Banjo Website

This site has limited info on Irish tenor banjo, but a bit on string gauges and a lot on selecting a good instrument.

Bill Black's Banjo FAQ

Bill Black (a.k.a. Zouki) has compiled a very useful FAQ about the tenor banjo.


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