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Dougf
02-08-2013, 02:20 PM
Anybody ever tune a tenor to D tuning (ADF#B)? I know this used to be a fairly common tuning, and probably still is for soprano. Any reason why not for tenor?

CTurner
02-08-2013, 03:20 PM
Doug,

I have my Lichty tenor tuned to D, linear tuning and really love it. This allows for high bell tones while allowing the lower natural notes to emerge on this instrument. I use Southcoast linears.

Here is a sound sample:
https://www.box.com/s/62477073d01fc5c0bbe6

Hope this helps.

Dougf
02-08-2013, 03:26 PM
Doug,

I have my Lichty tenor tuned to D, linear tuning and really love it. This allows for high bell tones while allowing the lower natural notes to emerge on this instrument. I use Southcoast linears.

Here is a sound sample:
https://www.box.com/s/62477073d01fc5c0bbe6

Hope this helps.

Sounds great, "Stardust" is one of my all time favorites, very nicely played. Are the strings the same as those for linear C?

CTurner
02-08-2013, 03:32 PM
Linear C, Yes. Dirk has changed up some of the packages and sets, but you can see his listings for "best" tunings with each set on the linear page.

Ginny says hi. : )

Dougf
02-08-2013, 04:34 PM
Linear C, Yes. Dirk has changed up some of the packages and sets, but you can see his listings for "best" tunings with each set on the linear page.

Ginny says hi. : )

Thanks, Craig, and say hi to Ginny.

Kind of a funny coincidence, but part of my motivation for this is so I could try an arrangement of "Stardust" that would fit my vocal range. I worked it out in the key of C, but my vocal range is probably somewhere between Eb and G for this song.

PeteyHoudini
02-09-2013, 02:20 AM
One solution is to use a uke capo. Shubb have an airline super lite uke capo.

Petey

SailingUke
02-09-2013, 03:03 AM
Anybody ever tune a tenor to D tuning (ADF#B)? I know this used to be a fairly common tuning, and probably still is for soprano. Any reason why not for tenor?

Hi Doug,
James Hill plays D tuning quite a bit on his tenor.

PeteyHoudini
02-09-2013, 03:48 AM
Hi Doug,
James Hill plays D tuning quite a bit on his tenor.
I think his "Ukulele in the Classroom" method books use D6 tuning...

http://www.ukuleleintheclassroom.com/faq.htm#D6_C6

Petey

Dougf
02-09-2013, 06:21 AM
Hi Doug,
James Hill plays D tuning quite a bit on his tenor.

I didn't realize that, but it makes sense, especially after seeing the link from PeteyHoudini.


I think his "Ukulele in the Classroom" method books use D6 tuning...

http://www.ukuleleintheclassroom.com/faq.htm#D6_C6

Petey

Great link, thanks. I considered a capo, but it interferes a bit with one of the chords I use, and to get close to my vocal range I would need to capo pretty high up. I may end up doing a combo of going with a D tuning, and then using a capo at the 2nd or 3rd fret, which would get me to the key of E or F. Or maybe I'll get bold and try an Eb tuning, and hope I don't pop the bridge. :)

PeteyHoudini
02-09-2013, 06:45 AM
I didn't realize that, but it makes sense, especially after seeing the link from PeteyHoudini.

Great link, thanks. I considered a capo, but it interferes a bit with one of the chords I use, and to get close to my vocal range I would need to capo pretty high up. I may end up doing a combo of going with a D tuning, and then using a capo at the 2nd or 3rd fret, which would get me to the key of E or F. Or maybe I'll get bold and try an Eb tuning, and hope I don't pop the bridge. :)
It seems the James Hill method also uses a low G.

Originally, I've been somewhat hostile to the capo but after reading some comments about the capo on this forum this morning, I've changed my mind. 8-) I've even just ordered one. http://www.shubb.com/uke/

Other brands have those elastic type capos as well. Maybe that wouldn't interfer with your chord... well, good luck!

Petey