Why, when you take a few perfectly simple, open chords from a guit to a Uke, do they turn out to be finger cramping, black belt batsards:-)
Because because people with short stubby fingers that look like sausages have a hard time playing the uke, or the mandolin.
I’ve felt the same way about mandolin.
Ha ha ha…
Uke does my head in. Play a guitar “D” chord and it’s a G !!!
I taught uke for a while this year. I did fine if I didn’t look at the chord/word chart. My eyes would see “D” and my fingers would play a guitar “D”. Play by ear… fine.
As for mandolin, mine was transformed into fire wood somewhere between the UK and NZ. Too pricey over here to replace Never mind.
I’ve had half a dozen Uke’s over the (30ish)years and only ever broken two strings and probably only done a complete re-string four or five times. Uke’s hate new strings - the older the better for me - if you want bright, get a banjo;-)
Anyways - popped into a music shop whilst shopping for the lad’s school shoes and picked up a set of buffed black Uke strings for
£4. Gets home, and they’re double length, for a baritone. Two for one. Nice.
Ukulele Rip-off Expose. For each and every
£5 in the minus from a
£50 one that you spend - the intonation will be one mil out - even when measured over three models by the same maker (rhymes with Ashton;-)). That can’t be a mistake.
Ha ha ha....
Uke does my head in.
Play a guitar "D" chord and it's a G !!!
I taught uke for a while this year.
I did fine if I didn't look at the chord/word chart.
My eyes would see "D" and my fingers would play a guitar "D".
Play by ear... fine.
As for mandolin, mine was transformed into fire wood somewhere between the UK and NZ.
Too pricey over here to replace :-(
Mark. You ever measured the intonation of the Uke's at work?