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I've acquired the use of a rather nice ukulele, courtesy of my… - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
if I had to explain, you wouldn't understand
dakegra
dakegra
I've acquired the use of a rather nice ukulele, courtesy of my neighbour. It's just a loan, but it's a lovely lovely thing.

He's offered to tune it for me, but I thought I'd give it a go using an online ukulele tuner, at which point I discovered that it's not a standard tuning (gCEA) but a baritone (DGBE)


not that that means much to me, not knowing anything much about music. Suffice it to say, this could take some time. It (to me) sounds more like a guitar, where the notes go from low to high, whereas I believe that a soprano/tenor uke goes high - low, higher, highest.

I've also just opened a nice bottle of shiraz. What could possibly go wrong?
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isihac From: isihac Date: February 12th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC) (linky)
I play better after a few drinks - must relax a bit more. Trouble is I play left-handed but keep it stringed the normal way as I can't face reversing the tabs mentally as I go. Also find fingering easier if I leave it as is.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: February 13th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC) (linky)
I need to get it tuned up. Clearly my attempts aren't working - tried an online tuner thingy and got it all more or less there, then tried a tuner widget on my phone, and now it sounds entirely different. Bah.

I really want a soprano one. No, I don't know why.
missprinty From: missprinty Date: February 13th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC) (linky)
Nice thing about having a guitar sounding uke is that you can then play a guitar and not feel all wrong-fingered.
pteppic From: pteppic Date: February 13th, 2011 11:22 am (UTC) (linky)
EA-DGBE

Indeed :-)
dakegra From: dakegra Date: February 13th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC) (linky)
see, that's just letters to me. I suspect I may need lessons.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: February 13th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC) (linky)
Can't play a guitar either. :-P
missprinty From: missprinty Date: February 14th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC) (linky)
Well then, now you can't play the guitar and the uke equally badly :-P
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