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How to Tune a Banjo - Notes to Tune to
Here is beginner banjo instruction for the notes to tune a banjo too. Listed are many of the most common ways to tune a banjo depending on what type of banjo it is. Banjo tunings included are 5-string banjo for standard bluegrass Open G tuning as well as C and D tuning, 4-string tenor tuning and plectrum tuning, 4-string "Chicago" tuning, 6-string banjo tuning, old time banjo tuning like double C and G modal and the low open E Banjo tuning like John Hartford used.
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TUNING A BANJO
5-String Banjo Tuning
Standard Bluegrass G Tuning 5th G 4th D3rd G 2nd B 1st D
Bluegrass C Tuning (Also 4 string Plectrum) 5th G 4th C 3rd G 2nd B 1st D
Bluegrass D Tuning 5th F# or A 4th D 3rd F# 2nd A 1st D
Double C Tuning 5th G 4th C 3rd G 2nd C 1st D
G Minor or G modal Tuning 5th G 4th D 3rd G2nd Bb 1st D
Low Open E Tuning 5th E 4th B 3rd E 2nd G# 1st B
4-String Banjo Tuning
4 string Tenor 4th C 3rd G 2nd D 1st A
4 string Plectrum 4th C 3rd G 2nd B 1st D
4 String "Irish or Celtic Tuning" 4th G 3rd D 2nd A 1st E
4 String "Chicago Tuning" 4th D 3rd G 2nd B 1st D
6-String Banjo Tuning
6-string Banjo Tuning 6th E 5th A 4th D 3rd G 2nd B 1st E
6-string Banjo G Tuning 6th G 5th B 4th D 3rd G 2nd B 1st D
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