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Subject: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Jeep man
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 07:58 PM

Can anyone tell me about ukeleles? I fried wants to play a song she know along with my banjo but I haven't heard it and don't know what key they play in, how to tune them other than "My dog has fleas". Help


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Amos
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 08:07 PM

"My dog has fleas" is the tuning pattern -- and plays the same as -- the top four strings of a guitar - D, G, B, E, with the exception that the D is a higher octave than the others. The chording is as though you had a guitar with two low strings missing.

So they can play in any key you like.

A


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Amos
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 08:07 PM

"My dog has fleas" is the tuning pattern -- and plays the same as -- the top four strings of a guitar - D, G, B, E, with the exception that the D is a higher octave than the others. The chording is as though you had a guitar with two low strings missing.

So they can play in any key you like.

A


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 08:13 PM

You might find this previous "baritone uke or tenor guitar" thread helpful.

Also, here, at Riot Ukes you will find a master chord list for baritone, etc.

Hope that helps. I am sure you will hear plenty more as this place is filled with knowledgeable people who love to help out and share.

Welcome to the Mudcat.

All the best,

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 08:15 PM

Sorry, Amos, didn't mean to step on your post's toes, took me a few minutes to get those links.


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Jeep man
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 09:59 PM

Thanks Amos, and everyone who contributed. Jim Ford


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Jeep man
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 09:59 PM

Thanks Amos, and everyone who contributed. Jim Ford


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Mike Billo
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 10:07 PM

If it's a small (soprano)uke its GCEA or a half step above ADF#B depending on player preference. A tenor is also tuned GCEA, or DGBE. A baritone(4 string guitar)is tuned just like Amos said.


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 10:13 PM

Just for interest, ukulele comes from the Hawaiian words "uku" meaning "flea" or "louse", and "lele" meaning "jumping". Somebody thought the player's fingers looked like jumping fleas. I don't know what they'd call 'Spaw's ocarina in Hawaiian.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: MMario
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 10:15 PM

Cleigh. It's his name.


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 03 Feb 00 - 11:12 PM

For all of you haolis who want to learn about the ukulele(always pronounced "oo koo leh leh"!!) you can learn all the Hawaiian names for the parts of the instrument here Click here and a much more accurate version of how the ukulele got it's name here Ukulele Story


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 04 Feb 00 - 01:04 AM

Mahalo, M.Ted. I nevah know! That's a wonderful page. I'm getting closer to learning ukulele. I may get one before I replace my guitar. Thanks for the inspiration.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 04 Feb 00 - 10:23 AM

Ka hau`oli na`u, Mark. (The pleasure is mine) You should get the ukulele and start to play, you'll never regret it--if you know the guitar, you know where to put your fingers, but to get the real Aloha Spirit, you have to listen to the music, so check out Aloha Joe

Aloha,

Ted


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Wesley S
Date: 04 Feb 00 - 10:37 AM

I hate to bring up the dreaded tiple but aren't they tuned to the same pitch as a uke??


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 04 Feb 00 - 12:07 PM

They have the same relative tuning, although the actual notes that you tune to really depend on how brave you are-- Ten steel strings put an awful lot of stress on that tiny little body--

About five years ago, I got Grampa's old tiple out and strung it up with a set of Martin Tiple Strings--It took a while, but I got it strung and up to pitch--the sound was beautiful!! I couldn't help but play it, for about an hour--then I put it down, went into the kitchen for coffee, and suddenly heard a horrible springy noise--I ran back in, only to discover that the bridge had pulled right out!!


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 04 Feb 00 - 12:53 PM

M.Ted, fortunately, if I want to hear the music, I just have to go down to the beach. And every record store has a whole aisle of local music. But just try to find a good deli...

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 04 Feb 00 - 01:18 PM

Oh, I didn't know where you lived--nice arrangement! But good deli's are hard to find anywhere, anymore--


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: GUEST,pilgrim_kauai@yahoo
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 09:20 AM

to tune a uke start at the top string G-C-E-A. Need a Chord chart?


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 12:01 PM

trivia note:

ukulele, along with vermilion and inocculate are three of the most consistently mis-spelled words in the English language...


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles anyone?
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 05 Feb 00 - 05:20 PM

uh, Dick . . . inoculate. Guess you're right.

Mark


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Subject: RE: Ukeleles? / Ukuleles anyone?
From: Felipa
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 04:34 PM

are those words English?


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