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Happy New Year!

Posted by Ian on January 21, 2008

Happy New Year! I don’t have a tab for you today (I’ve been too lazy to tab anything out for a while… sorry)… but I have a little thing for you all to think about and maybe try if you haven’t yet. For those of you who play on a soprano or a concert (and maybe a tenor) with GCEA reentrant tuning, and your uke just doesn’t sound as bright as you want it to, or your C string has that annoying dull buzz that some people complain about, there is a way to improve your uke’s tone. You can try the A-D-F#-B tuning, which places all of your strings a whole step above those on a GCEA Uke. It sounds a whole lot brighter, at least on my ukes. Now taht you have it tuned, you’ll notice that you can use your familiar chord patterns, but that the chords are merely raised a whole step (or a note). A C-chord becomes a d, an A becomes a B, etc, etc. IF you just remember that everything you’re playing will be one step higher than you’re used to, you’ll be able to get a hang of playing with the ‘traditional’ tuning. <br>
And that’s it for today… so far, at least. Hope I didn’t make any of you snap your strings……

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