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The standard tuning of a Ukulele is a bit confusing because it is not strictly ascending. This tuning is g4-c4-e4-a4, it means that the corresponding notes are G above middle C, middle C, E above middle C, A above middle C, from the string which is highest on the fretboard to the string which is closest to the ground. It is easy to play it on the piano ...


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http://www.get-tuned.com/ukulele-tuning-piano.php


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When you're learning, the main choice you make is, do you want to become "good enough" (where good enough is defined by you, for whatever situation you're in), or do you want to become as good as you can? Either choice is fine. Just realize that your drum teacher is being paid to make you as good as you can be; unsurprisingly, learning general music theory ...


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A major chord is a triad of three notes: the root note, the major third, and the perfect fifth. For the B major chord, the notes are B, D♯, and F♯. Any combination of those three notes on your strings will form a B major chord. If the lowest note played is a B, the chord is in root position; otherwise, the chord is an inversion, which changes the character ...


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There are four main sizes of ukulele: Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone. Soprano, Concert, and Tenor are all tuned the same so it's just a question of fretboard size and resonance. The Baritone is tuned differently and probably not what you want. You should choose among the other 3 based on what size is comfortable--go to a store and try them out. ...


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Since your uke is solid-body, you need the rest of your setup -- the amp, speaker, cabinet to give character to the sound. Fortunately the ukulele's pitch range is within that of a guitar's. A soprano uke is similar to the top strings of a guitar being played high up the fretboard. A tenor uke is similar to the top strings of a guitar being played nearer ...


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Any guitar amp will be absolutely fine. The sounds and tonal range are well within those a guitar amp was designed for. Enjoy.


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This should be repairable. Luckily the tension from ukulele strings is not that high, otherwise it would probably have snapped off altogether by now. You'll need a strong glue. I can't tell from your pictures whether it is the wood that has snapped, or the join between two pieces. If both halves are wood, a wood floor should be used, otherwise an epoxy, ...


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It would not be dangerous for the bridge if the four strings you select to produce that tuning have about the same tension (measured in lbs or kg) as the strings used for standard tuning. The D'Addario string company publishes an elaborate reference guide for all the strings they sell for guitars and a few other instruments. You can download the PDF of this ...


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Banjo ukuleles are typically tuned the same as regular ukuleles: GCEA. The current tuning you have on your banjo uke is alternative. A tenor scale ukulele is 17 inches (43 cm) measured from the nut to the saddle, so if your banjo ukulele has the same scale length, you should be able to put standard tenor scale ukulele strings on it and tune it to GCEA. ...


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I recommend the digital tuner. The scale length on ukes and similar instruments is very short, so little increments in tuning make larger adjustments. Also,presuming you're using nylon strings, they are notoriously stretchy especially when new. Finally, you might check to see that there's no physical problem, nut slots not binding the string (a bit of ...


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The short answer is no, the tunings are not different. The soprano and concert are usually tuned the same way: GCEA. The baritone uke is the only size that is normally tuned differently. As far as "better sounding" goes, that's a matter of personal preference. One option you might try is to use a low G string; tune the G as a low G instead of the normal ...


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You ask 'Why are there different fingerings JUST for the B chord'. If that's what you meant, there are just as many fingerings for MOST chords. The examples shown are different mixes of the 3 notes needed for a major chord. If you look carefully,the 2nd and the 3rd diagrams actually have the same 3 notes on the same 3 strings on the same 3 frets (exactly as ...


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I always say that a bad first guitar will hold a learner back badly. However I don't hesitate to recommend starting with a ukulele from the bottom end of the market, because: nylon-strung instruments are more forgiving of cheap construction than steel-strung guitars they are so cheap -- little more than a round of drinks -- they can be treated as a ...


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Cant think of any reason why not - all the Uke's I have seen have symmetric nuts and bridges.


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Well, it really is hard to tune instruments when you've gotten really close but not quite. The trick that most people use is, they listen to the beats. Essentially, you play both the reference note and your string at the same time, and you'll hear a sort of shimmering, where over time the sound seems to fade in and out rapidly (It has to do with ...


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Most Uke players want a kind of "acoustic" sound. Most guitar amps color the sound and make the Uke sound distinctly more electric. I have a Marshall AS50D and it has a separate tweeter, which makes the tone more neutral. It also has an anti-feedback filter. I believe that's pretty much a notch filter that suppresses the band where most feedback occurs. With ...


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Well user9372, there are several things that you can do to make the melody sound fuller or accompany yourself. The first thing that you should do is start learning some chords. Here is a chord chart that has plenty of ukulele chords. http://www.ukalady.com/Images/UkeChart.pdf As far as having to refer to a music score, you don't have to, but that really ...


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Muting is the way to do it. If you can't put the tip of a spare finger gently on that string, then use the pad of the next finger that is pressing the adjacent string down. It's a technique (trick) that guitarists use often.If all this proves impossible, which it shouldn't, then try to find another note from the same chord that can be played on that string ...


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Aquila makes a GDAE set for soprano ukes, but I don't think they sell a set with that tuning for concert scale. They do sell a CGDA concert length set, however.


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Although the ukelele is often used as an instrument to provide chordal accompaniment (strummed or picked) to other instruments, or commonly voice, there is absolutely no reason why you can't explore other ways to play it, which are not primarily as an accompanying instrument. For instance, you can play single note lines, as you would on any other ...


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If you want to get started playing fingerstyle ukulele, there are lots of books you can pick from. The one I used to get started and recommend is called 20 Easy Fingerstyle Studies for Ukulele by Rob MacKillop. The book walks you through a lot of the different techniques used in fingerstyle through exercises and simple instrumental songs. The book comes ...


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According to the image, it looks like you might have a recording that came with the book, so I would certainly suggest listening for how it is meant to be phrased. Technique-wise, since this is a ukulele, you'll be finger picking everything. Commonly you'll see grace notes appear on the same string, which means you would use a hammer-on or pull-off by ...


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The tab gives you a clue: a quick downstroke will do the trick for the first one. For the others, you could try a downstroke while muting the strings in between, or you could use your thumb and finger to pluck the strings.


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One thing that really opened my eyes musically was the concept of "chord of the moment". I had a teacher that mentioned it in passing once, and it blew my mind that "real musicians" can change chords that fast! Basically, as a song is played through, musicians are always changing chords, and potentially, the key of the song which changes the chord family. ...


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There are a couple of options... If you wanted to really do it proper, I'd recommend removing the bridge entirely and either getting a new one or removing as much of the old glue as possible and re-gluing it. If the instrument doesn't have great value to you and you just want it in good working order again in a way that should last, I'd just re-glue and ...


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I called up the manufacturer when the bridge came clean off my Flea (after a period of tilting up, like you describe). The woman I spoke with advised me to just glue the bridge back on with Superglue. It's stayed put for the several years since I glued it. I don't see a phone number listed on https://www.fleamarketmusic.com/ any more, but there are a ...


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Most of the same considerations come in as for a guitar: How do I choose my first guitar for self-learning? How do you identify a good guitar? Ukuleles are generally nylon strung, so you don't need to worry about truss rods. You might want to think about amplification, and electric-acoustic ukes are increasingly common. The most important advice is ...


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UkuleleUnderground.com has a lot of tutorial videos that show you tricks and tips specifically for playing the uke. One of the biggest things I learned was the alternate chords such as the B7 chords that can be played in different ways to make playing easier.



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