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Ukuleles...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mike Money, Jan 1, 2004.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Does anyone know how these contraptions are suppose to be tuned? I got one... and Have it in some sort of tuning... but i cannot figure out any usable chords on it, so maybe i have it tuned wrong?

    I have the center 2 strings tuned to the same note, just an octave a part, then the bottom string is a 4th higher than the top string....

    help me. :p
     
  2. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
  3. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    That sorta helps... but I don't have a piano anymore, and my regular tuner wont pick up the ukulele sound... so im stuck in a rut here...
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Play the appropriate notes on your bass and tune the ukulele to them by ear.
     
  5. I'd just tune it like a tiny picalo bass.
     
  6. bentem

    bentem

    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    if its a soprano uke, then its tuned GCEA
     
  7. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    Ahem, shouldn't this be in "Ukuleles"?


    ;)
     
  8. Owned.:smug:
     
  9. i thought it was suppose to be (low to high) G D A E
     
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I usually tune 'em like a bass, and take them with me when I got backpacking. :D
     
  11. i almost forgot the 4th peg.

    www.4thpeg.com
    a good forum thats setup a bit more like TB.

    Jerry Moores books are really good if you really want to get into uking. So are Jim Beloffs.

    I could go on for days about these things.

    Love em.
     
  12. RISA instruments makes a bitchin travel uke called the Uke-Solid.
    www.risa-music.de
    im gonna keep going on as long as i got something to talk about.
     
  13. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I prefer the 7 string ukes ... aka C_ukes ...

    Picture of the double neck fretted and fretless
    C_ukes will be in next week when I'm back at the office.

    jt, remind me ...


    :bassist:
     
  14. Visirale

    Visirale

    Mar 23, 2003
    Orlando
    I was told that it was tuned to the phrase "My dog has fleas", but that's not getting you anywhere until you could hear me say it :p...