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The male voice which has a range of C below middle C to G above middle C.
Any instrument of that range is said to be a tenor instrument, such as the tenor saxophone and the tenor recorder, etc.
In Medieval music, the tenor was the foundation or sustaining part or a polyphonic composition, and in the late Medieval era and early Renaissance, the tenor generally was the melody part.
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  tenor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In medieval polyphony, tenor was the name given to the voice that had the cantus firmus, a preexisting melody, often a fragment of plainsong, to which other voices in counterpoint were added.
The cantus was arranged in notes of long duration, hence the term tenor, from the Latin tenere, to hold.
In certain families of instruments the member whose register corresponds to that of the tenor voice is called tenor, e.g., tenor horn and tenor trombone.
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  Steel Pan Tuning - Tenor (Soprano)
The early tenors (ping-pongs) still had some of their lower notes, such as F# in the middle section, but eventually all the lower notes were moved to the outer ring with the corresponding octaves just inside them.
The first "fifths-and-fourths" tenor pans, created by pioneer tuner Anthony Williams, were "spider web" pans with the notes close together and the intersections shaped as a spider-web-like pattern.
For the 8" (200 mm) sinking of tenors it is sufficient to use the sinking hammer down to 7 1/2" (190 mm) = 95% of final depth.
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  Tenor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In music, a tenor is a male singer with a high voice (although not as high as the modern countertenor).
Until the late 15th-century introduction of the contratenor bassus, the tenor was usually the lowest voice, assuming the role of providing a harmonic foundation.
It was also in the 15th century that "tenor" came to signify the male voice that sang such parts; later it was applied not only to singers, but also instrumental parts occupying approximately the same register, such as the Tenor violin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tenor   (804 words)

 Tenor saxophone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax.
The tenor saxophone is used in many ensembles such as concert band, marching band, big band and small jazz ensembles, but only rarely in symphony orchestras.
It was the pioneering genius of Coleman Hawkins which lifted the tenor saxophone from its traditional role of adding weight to the ensemble and established it as a highly-effective melody instrument in its own right.
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Certainly tenor guitars must have been around in the latter part of the first decade of the twentieth century from the existence of published and dated instructional books for both the tenor guitar and tenor banjo from this period that still exist today.
However, the popularity of the tenor banjo (or 'tango banjo', as it was sometimes called) significantly began to overshadow that of the mandolin family towards the end of the second decade of the twentieth century.
Like tenor banjo players, plectrum banjo players took up the plectrum guitar, as the banjo waned in popularity in the late twenties and early thirties, and the most notable jazz musician to do this was Eddie Condon who stayed with this Gibson L7 four string plectrum guitar all his life.
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 Tenor horn: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The euphonium is a valved brass instrument, the tenor member of the tuba family....
Tenor Horns are very free-blowing instruments and intermediate players should be able to reach the high register(from the F above middle C onwards).
It was invented as a tenor or alto voice in the saxhorn family invented in the mid-1800s[For more info, click on this link] by Adolphe Sax[For more, click on this link], EHandler: no quick summary.
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 Coleman Hawkins, Father Of The Tenor Sax
The tenor sax, on the other hand, rose from mere comic novelty status in the 1920's to a principal spot in the front lines of most modern Jazz combos.
From the Classic Jazz period to the Swing Era one player had a virual monopoly on the tenor sax, that man being Coleman Hawkins, a.k.a., the Hawk or the Bean.
Hawkins (born 1904, St. Joseph, Mo.) was not the first Jazzman to play the tenor but he was the leader in transforming it into a fully expressive, hard driving Jazz instrument.
www.redhotjazz.com /hawkinsaticle.html   (1290 words)

 New England High School Jamboree Articles
The tenor harmonizes above the melody, the bass singing primarily roots and fifths, and the baritone completing the chord either above or below the melody.
Tenor is the highest voice in barbershop harmony.
Although tenor is the highest voice in barbershop harmony, it should not be confused with soprano melodic line of conventional singing groups.
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 Tenor: The Contextual Linkage Engine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 Tenor Saw on Rhapsody Online
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Hear Tenor Saw and similar artists on this channel.
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