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Old 09-17-2017, 04:42 AM
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Default Clarification needed on some Ukulele Chords

Today I decided to start trying to play simple progressions with the new chords I had learned for ukulele, baritone. Trying to play with the old 50's progression C Am F G7 in every key I ran into four chords that I did not know. F#m, G#m, C#m, and Bb. I worked them out to be F#m = 4222, G#m = 1444, C#m = 2124, and Bb = 3331. I would also like to know how to play Bb7 and Bbm. Can someone who knows tell me if I have worked this out correctly? Also is there an easier way to play these # and b chords. Thank you.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:05 PM
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Bb7 - 4333 or 3131
Bbm - 3321

FYI these are movable forms; drop the first Bb7 chord form one fret and it becomes A7, raise either form one fret for B7, etc. - same applies to Bbm, so C#m = 6654...

Since you're playing baritone, I'd recommend getting a good guitar chord book and working from there - the tuning is the same as the four highest strings so the forms/fingerings/names will be the same...
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:27 AM
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Thank you. Yes a good book on movable chords would be a good idea. I think I have one hid away somewhere in all my books and papers. I only learned about 20 or so cowboy chords in the past on guitar. Thank you.
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Baritone ukes are easy - it's just the same as the top 4 strings on the guitar (assuming you already know guitar, of course!)
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Baritone ukes are easy - it's just the same as the top 4 strings on the guitar (assuming you already know guitar, of course!)
And on a tenor, you have the option of dropping the 4th (G) string down an octave. You'll probably need an new nut and saddle, though, which in my case would cost as much as the uke did.

There's a lady uke-ist on our local open mic circuit who has a song called, "I Like My G-String Low."
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And on a tenor, you have the option of dropping the 4th (G) string down an octave. You'll probably need an new nut and saddle, though, which in my case would cost as much as the uke did.
nah... just a file to widen the slots for the fatter string.... though you'll probably need new nut and saddle if you decide you want to go back to reentrant tuning
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