I have read of three common tenor guitar tunings:
- "standard" CGDA
- "Irish" GDAE
- "Chicago" DGBE
"Chicago" tuning is just like the top four strings of a regular 6-string guitar.
My question is about "standard" vs "Irish" tunings - which is tuned to a higher pitch?
And extending the question a bit... how do the highest and lowest pitches of "standard" and "Irish" compare to "Chicago"?
CGDA is the same notes as a Mandolin - is it down an octave? Is the C a whole step below the D of "Chicago" (4th string of regular guitar) and the A on top pitched higher than top E of regular guitar?
Would that make "Irish" the lower pitched tuning, with the bottom G matching 3rd fret of low E string on regular guitar, and top E matching top E?