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What is a good tenor banjo?

What is a good tenor banjo?

At a Glance – Our Choice Of The Best Tenor Banjos On The Market

  • Rover RB-20T Resonator Tenor Banjo.
  • Deering Goodtime 17-Fret.
  • Trinity River TRTB1.
  • Recording King RKT-05 Dirty Thirties.
  • Gold Tone AC-4.

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What is the best Irish tenor banjo?

Best Irish Banjos

  • Rover RB-20T Resonator Tenor Banjo.
  • Deering Goodtime 17-Fret Tenor Banjo.
  • Trinity River TRTB1 4-String Tenor Banjo.

What is Irish tenor banjo tuning?

The tenor banjo is tuned using a symmetrical tuning. This relates to the tenor banjo because standard tuning for a tenor banjo is tuned the same as a viola/mandola (C, G, D, A). Irish players often tune their tenor banjos also in fifths, but one octave below a violin/mandolin (G, D, A, E).

How often should you change banjo strings?

Banjo strings can last 3-5 years, but some musicians prefer to change them as often as once a month or once every couple of weeks.

What is the difference between a tenor and a plectrum banjo?

The main difference between these two is that the tenor banjo is shorter in scale length than the plectrum banjo; the plectrum banjo is the same scale as the 5 string banjo, but played with a flat pick. Both of these banjos do share a bright sound, and are normally played in Dixie Land jazz ensembles.

What’s the difference between a 4 and 5-string banjo?

The only difference, of course, is that you’re basically playing a smaller banjo in terms of sound. Other instruments under the four-string category include the tenor banjo and the plectrum banjo.

What is my banjo worth?

On average, a banjo is going to cost anywhere between $50 – $3,000. For those just starting out, a beginner’s kit with a lower end model should cost between $150 – $300, definitely a good buy if you aren’t sure you’ll stick with it or not. A very solid mid-range banjo can be found for between $300 – $425.

Is the banjo a traditional Irish instrument?

The four-string tenor banjo is played as a melody instrument by Irish traditional players, and is commonly tuned GDAE, an octave below the fiddle. It was brought to Ireland by returned emigrants from the United States, where it had been developed by African slaves.

Can you play Irish music on a 5 string banjo?

A 5-string banjo can participate in all of these but the techniques required are different for each. For the Irish, it’s pretty much as others have said- a mix of melodic with some single string and the occasional scruggsy section (used sparingly, only where it fits and is not leaping all over the other players).