Saturday, October 29, 2016

Chip Jones || Blues for Tenor Guitar

There's an interesting phenomena of baritones and tenor guitars sharing 4 strings and occassionally what I like to call DoGBonE tuning. Although more commonly known as Chicago tuning, DGBE.

www.tenorguitar.com indicates the standard TG tuning as CGDA. But also mentions other possible tunings.

Chip Jones in his book Blues for Tenor Guitar takes care of both tunings in the same spiral bound blues lesson book. The cover indicates the lessons are in standard notation and tablature. Inside it is clear that a lot of effort has gone into progressively exploring the blues. Each chapter has CGDA along with an equal compliment of DGBE.

4 comments:

  1. Never heard it called "Chicago tuning," HU.

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  2. Chicago tuning on a 4-string banjo...

    http://blog.deeringbanjos.com/chicago-tuning-banjo/

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  3. Tenor guitars are normally tuned in fifths (usually C3 G3 D4 A4, similar to the tenor banjo, mandola, or the viola) although other tunings are also common, such as "guitar tuning", "Chicago tuning," or baritone ukulele tuning (D3 G3 B3 E4), "Irish" or "octave mandolin" tuning (G2 D3 A3 E4, like a violin but one octave ...
    Tenor guitar - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenor_guitar

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  4. Tenor guitars are normally tuned in fifths (usually C3 G3 D4 A4, similar to the tenor banjo, mandola, or the viola) although other tunings are also common, such as "guitar tuning", "Chicago tuning," or baritone ukulele tuning (D3 G3 B3 E4), "Irish" or "octave mandolin" tuning (G2 D3 A3 E4, like a violin but one octave ...
    Tenor guitar - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenor_guitar

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