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Hmmm... I like both guitar and Uke's... too many decisions and I always try to do too much at once.
07-08-2009 06:36 PM
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07-08-2009 09:46 PM
Ukes are strung in various ways, with GCEA (top to bottom) being the most common, unlike the top four strings on a guitar, which in standard tuning is EADG. Thus, uke chord shapes are different that guitar chord shapes and aren't transferable to a guitar. You can string a uke like the top four strings of a guitar, like the way a bass is strung, but most people wouldn't recommend it, since you can't play full guitar chord shapes.
07-09-2009 06:25 AM
Melissa, check out Musicguymic on ebay. If you don't want to go through ebay, you can call him directly (that's what I did). Kala ukes are pretty cool and offer wide range of sizes and prices -- I'm playing a Kala uke in my avatar.
Thanks for all of the info and advice everyone. I really appreciate it. For some reason I'm leaning towards a uke and I'm not sure why, lol. Maybe it's that uke sound.
07-09-2009 07:40 AM
07-09-2009 07:59 AM
I was just watching a video about that. He was saying how the traditionalists tune it standard but some tune it like the baritone like a guitar.
The tenor uses the same tuning as the concert and the soprano (GCEA), though it does have a low-G option. I prefer reentrant tuning to the low-G (which sounds too much like a guitar tuning to my ears).
07-09-2009 08:08 AM
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07-09-2009 08:21 AM
Interesting points in that video. I've actually been considering using a DGBE tuning but in the reentrant tuning so that the D is an octave up. I know that Lyle Mays uses this tuning, but I wasn't aware that it was an old timer/traditional tuning. I haven't really heard much about the tuning at all. Most of the chat on the uke boards is about the C tuning.
07-09-2009 08:26 AM
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