- Apr 1, 2014
Thanks for the info, Ms Bean. I’ll look at it.
The ability to play by ear is a great skill! I like to think that the chords will come in time even though I'm not qualified to give adviceWell, that really didn’t help too much. Trying to play using music is what’s driving me crazy and ruining music for me. I can play tunes by ear all day, except, then, I don’t know where to stick the chords in — Bah!!
My temporary solution is to just finger pick tunes by ear without chords until I can figure out a better way. I do enjoy picking tunes by ear.
I thought I'd add my 2 cents to this old thread, since I'm the new owner of the Circle Strings tenor guitar, anxious for its arrival from Blane, Wa.I picked up the Circle Strings tenor guitar that was on here a couple months ago. I have it tuned D,G,B,E but am getting a little burned out on the tuning as I have other baritones , though in nylon, tuned Chicago
Was thinking on trying octave mandolin tuning G,D,A,E or reg. TG tuning. What steel strings are you using for yours Dick? I know Ry Cooder has a scale guage for TG strings so was thinking on ordering single string guages for both TG and mandolin tuning. Any suggestions?
I was wrong about the choice of strings for the Circle Strings tenor guitar.I thought I'd add my 2 cents to this old thread, since I'm the new owner of the Circle Strings tenor guitar, anxious for its arrival from Blane, Wa.
I will use Thomastik-Infeld wound nylon w/rope core for the B and E strings. .016&.024.
For the D and G, I plan to use Daddario. .028 &.022.
I have used this setup on Blueridge and Martin with excellent results. I even have them on my 8 string with an .016 and .025 giving me octaves for the D and G courses.
22.5 to 24.5 scale length is best
Yeah, I do a bit of archery. I mostly play in the SCA though my bows, at least, are not medieval appropriate. Still wooden bows without sights or "training wheels". We also have a tournament here in Williamsburg each year of the British Longbow Society, North American chapter. That happened last week and was a lot of fun!Well, Saxonbowman, I hope you’re correct.
Why did you pick your name? Are you an archer? I was an avid archer for a number of years, and I even used a straight, longbow for a while. I’m also an English major, and my area of study was the Medieval Period. I like all that old stuff.
I don’t think I’d care for one of those supports. For one thing, they’re very expensive. That’s why I bought the cushion, but . . . time will tell . . .