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Tenor `Ukuleles

PUBLISHED: 18 Oct 2014 UPDATED: 12 Apr 2019 • LESSON CODE: UL128-tenor

Topic: Basics ukulele Subjects: instruments

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Tenor `Ukuleles

Next size up from the Concert ukulele is the Tenor ukulele.

The Tenor ukulele sized in between the smaller Concert ukulele and the larger Baritone ukulele.

Specs

Several manufactures and builders have variations where a 19in(482mm) scale neck is placed on a Tenor body for a "Super Concert". The 19in scale is close to a Baritone scale length.

four ukes

The tuning for the Tenor is most commonly G C E A, or 'C' Tuning. The same as the Soprano and Concert ukulele.

This tuning is a re-entrant tuning. A reentrant tuning is a tuning the strings are not ordered from the lowest pitch to the highest pitch.

High G, C Tuning

A variation for Tenor ukulele is for string four to be a low "G".

Low G, C Tuning

Note: There are variation of concerts ukulele with a tenor ukulele scale length. Using the proper strings a tenor ukulele can also be tuned d G B E, a G tuning with a high D. See the Baritone Ukulele page for more details on this tuning.

Here is a chart of the each note in Standard Music Notation for C Tuning , high or low G.

See the Ukulele Tunings page for additional tunings.

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