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What Is Chicago Tuning on the Banjo?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 27, 2016 5:24:43 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in Playing Tips, Banjo Tunings, four string banjo, Plectrum Banjo

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Chicago tuning on a banjo is a tuning that is generally used on 4 string banjos and is the same four notes as the first four strings of a guitar or a baritone ukulele. This tuning is primarily used for plectrum banjos and has been for generations. Many tenor banjoists use this tuning as well, though it is better suited for the plectrum banjo due to the similar scale length a plectrum banjo and guitar have. In fact, I have seen five string banjo players use this tuning, though it is not as common.

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What To Look For In A Plectrum Banjo

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 25, 2013 1:32:08 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in 4-String Banjo, Banjo Shopping Advice, Bob Shane, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Deering Banjos, Dom Flemmons, Email Articles, four string banjo, How To Buy A Banjo, Kingston Trio, plectrum, Plectrum Banjo, Sierra Plectrum, Your Deering

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The plectrum banjo is popular with jazz players for several unique qualities.

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