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Tenor Banjo Lesson - How To Build a Chord Melody

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2012 1:11:26 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Playing Tips, Tenor Banjo, tenor banjo lessons

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In the following lesson, we will learn how to take a basic melody, and turn that into a full chord melody arrangement.  We are going to use the popular tune "When the Saints Go Marching In" in the key of F as our example.

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How To Tune A Banjo

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 3, 2012 5:14:11 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in 5-String Banjo, Playing Tips, banjo tuning, how to tune a banjo, Tenor Banjo, Your Deering

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5-String Banjo


G, D, G, B, D

The most standard 5-string banjo tuning.  This is referred to as "Open G" Tuning because the banjo is tuned to an open G chord, meaning that if you strum the banjo without fingering any of the strings on the neck you will be playing a G chord.

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