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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    A clue may be in the playing style. I do quite a bit of string bending - up by a semitone on occasions - and it may be that that the extra tension is sustainable on a .009 string, but not so...
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    Re: Breaking A-Strings in CGDA tuning

    My tenor is a 23" scale instrument - tuned CGDA - and I now always use a .009 gauge string for the A. I used to use .010 and found that they tended to break. The .009 string is very stable.

    I use...
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Tunebook (CGDA) updated

    I use a program called "Harmony Assistant" - a sort of mini-Sibelius-type program. It's a French team who wrote it, but it's in English. I've had it for some years now and have found it very useful....
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    Re: Tenor Guitar Tunebook (CGDA) updated

    My pleasure, Huck. I don't look in here as much these days, but it' good to know that the tenor tabs are still useful. :-)

    Will
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    Re: A reel on my new Herb Taylor tenor guitar!

    Great playing - and what a sweet sounding instrument.

    It'll be interesting to see how the face ages and matures.
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    Re: Bopping to Tom Tulley

    Hi dcav - my guitar is a standard CGDA tuned tenor. One of the reasons I capo on the 2nd for some keys is that I also play mandolin. Capo on the 2nd means that I can play one string down from a...
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    Re: Bopping to Tom Tulley

    Steady boy! :))
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    Bopping to Tom Tulley

    Tom Tulley's Hornpipe

    I play this tune at sessions and it always makes me want to bop around the room for sheer joy! It's been around in tune books since the late 18th century, is sometimes known...
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    Re: Danša dos Montanheses

    Thanks folks - appreciated.

    Will
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    Danša dos Montanheses

    I was reading my favourite guitarist and guitar teacher Woody Mann's book "Just Play", in which he describes the people he considers his mentors - such as Reverend Gary Davis and Lennie Tristano -...
  11. Thread: Tenor Music

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    Re: Tenor Music

    Great stuff, John. I love strathspeys, and I also the music of Scott Skinner - particularly when played as sweetly as this.
  12. Thread: Tenor Music

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    Re: Tenor Music

    I play all sorts of stuff, as frequenters of this forum will probably know - but I've chosen this one because (a) it's out of my normal style and (b) I was very pleased to have been able to memorise...
  13. Thread: cgda tuning

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    Re: cgda tuning

    Thanks Dave - it was made for me for free (almost) by my luthier buddy Ian Chisholm out of wood offcuts!
  14. Thread: cgda tuning

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    Re: cgda tuning

    It's a bar pickup, Dave - here it is in action:

    As Time Goes By
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    Re: cgda tuning

    Nice stuff, Dave - and very useful chords, all nicely played. Might have to get the solid "mandotenor" (5-string) out and have a crack at this one...
  16. Thread: Summertime

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    Re: Summertime

    I like jazz. I like folk stuff - particularly hornpipes and modern tunes by folk artists in a traditional style. I love French music - the expressive qualities of the instrument really suit that...
  17. Thread: Mrs Saggs

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    Re: Mrs Saggs

    It's a fabulous tune - we played it at our monthly session last night, and it went down a treat!
  18. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling)

    The inspiration to play this one came from Forum member Crisscross, who uploaded his uke version as part of the "Expressive Tenor Guitar" thread - thanks CC!

    High Noon
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    Re: Tenor advise again...

    I also wondered about the pain caused by stretching. There's a condition called Dupuytren's Contracture which can affect stringed instrument players, in which the palm muscles make the hand contract...
  20. Thread: Mrs Saggs

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    Re: Mrs Saggs

    Thanks JL - and I've just realised that I described Chris Wood as a melodeon player - I must have been thinking of Andy Cutting, the melodeon player with whom Chris has played - on fiddle, viola and...
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    Mrs Saggs

    A lovely tune written around 2010 by English melodeon player Chris Wood and now becoming very popular in sessions in the UK. It's in the key of G, and I'm playing it here with the melody recorded...
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    Re: The Expressive Tenor Guitar

    That was great! I was looking forward to the "B" theme as well... :mandosmiley:
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    Re: Winter Wonderland

    Hey, that's a nice one, Dave! I recorded this on 6-string acoustic about 5 years ago. Not a tenor video, I know, but here 'tis (just for fun):

    St. Thomas

    A tune which started life as an English...
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    Re: is a tenor for me?

    Get your little finger moving - get a tenor! Mine has a scale length of 22.5" and one of the main differences between that and my mandolin is the necessary use of the little finger on the tenor. I...
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    Re: The Expressive Tenor Guitar

    I use a capo a lot, depending on the piece that I'm playing because of wanting to keep the same fingering patterns between the tenor guitar and the mandolin. I play the mandolin quite a bit and...
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