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#1 2011-02-20 13:05:07

whitewater55
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Ukelele

I am primarily a guitarist, although I dabble in Mandolin now and then. I got a Uke as a gift, and my wife, who is not an instrumentalist, expressed an interest in learning Uke to accompany me when I mess about.

Is there a tuning for uke that will allow for 1 finger/barre chording, to simplify playing major chords? It sounds like a really stupid question when I ask it, but I just now found a tuning guide/chord chart for uke, and I know that with standard tuning, my wife will be unable to learn it. We're both in our 60's with arthritis and all. Any help out there?

Thanks in advance.
Randy


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#2 2011-03-04 23:17:04

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#3 2011-08-11 18:04:18

ozymandias
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Re: Ukelele

I have been experimenting with using finger barring to simplify my chord changes on the Uke.   I've got the basics down, so now I just play and try different things and see what works.


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#4 2011-12-25 11:26:04

brynley50
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Re: Ukelele

does anybody know where to get chords for ukulele of I left my heart in sanfrancisco please

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#5 2011-12-25 13:56:51

ozymandias
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Re: Ukelele

Hi, I found a book that has the chords.  It's called "The Daily Ukulele" compiled by Liz and Jim Beloff.  Published by Hal.Leonard and Flea Market Music, Inc.  fleamarketmusic.com

I found the book in a local music shop.  It's a great book and has 365 tunes with chords and diagrams.  smile


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#6 2012-01-29 16:34:50

nashflasher
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Re: Ukelele

I thought I could find a ukulele chord chart here!? If not, where can I find one??

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#7 2012-01-29 18:47:24

dino48
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Re: Ukelele

Hi nashflasher,go too a song you like and look on the right side of it a little ways down and you click on tuning this will have ukule chords for it. You should start your on post when you are here you get better results then adding on too the other members.


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#8 2012-01-29 18:50:17

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Re: Ukelele

here ya go nashflasher, welcome to chordie!

http://www.ukulelesongs.com/uke/ukulele … chords.php


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#9 2012-01-30 12:11:37

faing
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Re: Ukelele

One of the best ukulele resouce sites out there is

http://ukulelehunt.com/

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#10 2012-03-22 11:26:14

ndrewoods
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Re: Ukelele

ozymandias wrote:

Hi, I found a book that has the chords.  It's called "The Daily Ukulele Lessons" compiled by Liz and Jim Beloff.  Published by Hal.Leonard and Flea Market Music, Inc.  fleamarketmusic.com

I found the book in a local music shop.  It's a great book and has 365 tunes with chords and diagrams.  smile

I know that we almost do stuff online but there are still stuff that we need that are seen or found in an actual music shop. Go to a music shop within your place and grab a ukulele book for chord chart.

Last edited by ndrewoods (2012-03-25 07:50:39)

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#11 2012-09-23 22:13:21

yoyology
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Registered: 2012-09-22
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Re: Ukelele

I'm learning to play uke, using an instrument I built. I found great information at my public library. Give them a try!

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#12 2012-12-02 20:32:59

lisha13
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Re: Ukelele

I bought a ukulele for my boyfriend for christmas and i just want to be able to learn one song to play for him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840NbiFF … ature=fvwp

Victor Kim has a uke cover of it that i like alot but i dnt know where to find how to play it
i barely found this site today and i dnt have any idea what im doing someone please help?..

-lisha[[♥]

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#13 2012-12-02 21:06:41

Roger Guppy
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Re: Ukelele

Hi Lisha, and welcome to Chordie,

The chords are here: http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/k/kina_ … ne_crd.htm

and a uke version here: http://www.ukulele-tabs.com/uke-songs/k … 14942.html

Hope they help.

Roger


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#14 2013-01-14 14:34:54

YarisSilver
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Re: Ukelele

Sunday morning comeing down I need strumming pattern for ukulele can any one help please

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#15 2013-01-14 21:00:14

Phill Williams
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Re: Ukelele

hi yaris, welcome to chordie

please note, if you have a question or request please begin your own thread by clicking the new post button on the top right.

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#16 2013-08-21 12:50:13

Chazlips
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Registered: 2011-05-14
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Re: Ukelele

Hi I wonder if anyone can help me I want to play the Louis Prima version of Buonasera Signorina on the ukulele
but cant find the chords.

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#17 2013-08-21 17:30:12

Phill Williams
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Re: Ukelele

hi chazlips.

welcome to chordie. please note we love it when people take part in our forums, but frown upon people just sticking a request or unrelated stuff on someone else's thread. the polite thing to do is to start your own thread which is simple to do, just click the link at the top right of the forum screen that says " post new topic"

hope you get your reply, there are many accomplished musicians on this site only too happy to help.

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