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TCK
08-24-2010, 08:08 PM
I saw a picture somewhere of a set of stickers that were affixed to the fingerboard to map it. I would like to learn melodies and that seems like a fast and easy way- they may have been hand made, but I figured I would ask. Anyone know where to get such a thing?
My Makala is screaming for them.
Thanks in advance- TCK

Ahnko Honu
08-24-2010, 08:11 PM
http://www.inlaystickers.com/servlet/the-Ukulele/Categories

mm stan
08-24-2010, 08:50 PM
Aloha TCK,
Also you can go to E-bay and search ukulele stickers too!!!
I hope it helps...MM Stan..

salukulady
08-24-2010, 08:50 PM
http://www.inlaystickers.com/servlet/the-Ukulele/CategoriesThose are decorative....I think the OP wants the notes of each string on each fret.

Ahnko Honu
08-24-2010, 09:17 PM
Those are decorative....I think the OP wants the notes of each string on each fret.

AHA!

Maybe he was thinking of WHetu's 'ukulele:
http://www.rawiriblundell.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/comparison.jpg

Did you make some sort of strip with the notes of the fretboard under it on your makala?


Kinda... I stole... errr... borrowed a label printer (https://www.brother-usa.com/Ptouch/Ptouch_HandHeld/) from work and labelled it. It gets trickier the further down the fretboard you get - you'll notice the label is trimmed on the 12th fret for example. There's a closer picture in this thread (http://ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?16291-Turning-guitar-tabs-into-uke-tabs).
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2125&d=1247872199

donzamacleod
08-24-2010, 11:34 PM
I stick stickers on my fretboard for decoration it looks quite cool. But labeling the frets is a cool idea I need to learn each note and it looks like an easy way to do it.

SailQwest
08-25-2010, 03:23 AM
We have a POS Rogue Soprano at my in-law's "family compound" for everyone to mess around with. My SIL asked me to mark the notes on it. I used a silver Sharpie and just wrote on the fretboard with that. Worked great.

Lexxy
08-25-2010, 03:41 AM
I stick stickers on my fretboard for decoration it looks quite cool. But labeling the frets is a cool idea I need to learn each note and it looks like an easy way to do it.

I was wondering, does the stickers peel slightly, when you pluck or strum or place your fingers on them?

mythidiot
08-25-2010, 04:46 AM
I don't know if these are any good... but they look like what you're looking for.
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/leftyfretz
http://leftyfretz.com/wp-content/themes/thesis_17/custom/images/stickers/neck1.jpg

Coconut Willie
08-25-2010, 05:08 AM
I don't know if you put these stickers on your fret board, left them on for a while, would they peel off without leaving any paper and or glue behind???? I would hate to see some new uke player learning on a Kamaka, Kanile'a or KoAloha and then getting residue from the glue on the fretboard!!!

lindydanny
08-25-2010, 05:08 AM
Wow... Cheating anyone?

~DB

Skitzic
08-25-2010, 06:45 AM
I borrowed a label maker for this as well. I think I will put them on my concert though.

uke5417
08-25-2010, 06:46 AM
It's a clever idea. A manufacturer could even make a uke with the notes marked out it in a subtler, more decorative fashion. I have a student model English concertina from 1895 that has the notes carved into the ivory button ends. I found it very helpful in learning.

TCK
08-25-2010, 01:13 PM
Ahnko Honu- that was the exact picture I was thinking of- mythidiot- I like the way those go on (and will come off) way better- thanks folks!

mythidiot
08-26-2010, 05:38 AM
Ahnko Honu- that was the exact picture I was thinking of- mythidiot- I like the way those go on (and will come off) way better- thanks folks!
No prob. Good luck!

lozarkman
08-26-2010, 10:02 AM
I have been having a bit of trouble learning the fret notes as well, at least quickly without looking so much. I think I will make my own. Just go to my word processor, use shipping labels, type the notes in font size 16 or 18, Bold, cut them out in squares and place them on. Should work until one has mastered the board and no longer need them. Lozark

Boomer
08-26-2010, 04:30 PM
I wonder if we could take a uke to a laser engraver and have them do it. They could probably do some pretty cool looking fonts. I know a laser engraver, I'll have him look at this post and let us know what he thinks.

cletus
08-26-2010, 04:50 PM
Wow... Cheating anyone?

How so? Is there a test?

Chris Tarman
08-26-2010, 04:54 PM
In the late '70s and early '80s, John Entwistle had at least one custom Alembic bass with the notes inlaid as position markers. Believe it or not, he said he actually got stage fright. After 15 years (at that point) playing with The Who! So don't feel too bad about "cheating"!

8890
08-27-2010, 05:08 AM
If I did a setup like that, I would skip all the flats/sharps. They're obvious anyway. Less clutter makes it easier to find what you're looking for.

TCK
08-27-2010, 10:31 PM
8890- great idea- I think I may go that way.
Chris- great stuff there- I had never heard that story and am now not so self-conscious when I play out.

DWUke
08-29-2010, 01:58 AM
If the objective is to learn the fretboard (but I must admit the stickers look cool) memorize the notes using the system shown on http://lambchopukulele.blogspot.com/2010/05/how-to-learn-13-of-ukulele-fingerboard.html