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Helen Ukulele Thread. (10) RE: Ukulele Thread. 18 Dec 19

Hi Big Al, I have a concert size uke which has a slightly deeper tone than those plinky-plunky little things.

I also have the low G tuning, (GCEA strings) instead of the higher-tuned G, down to lower C etc so I can pick out tunes more easily. That higher G did my head in for trying to pick out tunes.

The baritone uke is tuned the same as the higher four strings of a guitar so it's easy for a guitar player to play it without the mental gymnastics of translating chords from one instrument to another. I don't play guitar, so that wasn't a problem for me.

I'm not a great player. I just use it when I go to sessions because it is easier to carry than the celtic harp. The advantage of the uke over the harp is that I can play in any key without flipping those levers to change key so accidentals, or change of key within a piece of music is fairly easy to accommodate.

I haven't been practising this tune lately, but I like picking out the tune of The Limerick Rake
which I heard on a Pogues CD.
music notation near the bottom of this page

It's a fun tune with a good rhythm.

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