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The Irish tenor banjo is tuned to the same notes as the violin, fiddle or mandolin, G D A E. Even though the Irish Tenor has a different tone having the same tuning makes it a practical instrument to learn as well as being super fun to play. Sheet music or tablature for fiddle tunes written for fiddle or mandolin can be used to adapt songs to the Irish tenor banjo.
These 4-string plectrum banjos are tuned C G B D. The neck is the same length as a five string banjo and the tuning is the same as a 5-string in C tuning. They can also be tuned to "chicago tuning" which is the same tuning as the top four strings of a guitar. D G B E. Chicago tuning is popular for guitar players wanting a new sound without learning a new key or changing chord positions they are used to. You can also tune a 4-string tenor banjo to chicago tuning.