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    Hi,

    Anyone have any ideas about what a Gadd11 might look like on a regular GCEA tuned uke?

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    5232 ... a "regular" G chord but with an extra C. A bit of a stretch on a tenor but do-able on anything smaller (with my hands).

    Depending on the context within the music you might get away with 0032 or 0233 - not "complete" chords but you get the extra C note which may well be what you're looking for (even if you don't recognise the fact at the moment

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    Thanks guys.

    I'm scratching my head a bit over this one. The song actually sounds better if I don't make any chord change at all where the Gadd11 is marked. It's an online chord sheet from a guitar site - I think I'm going to assume a bit of over-enthusiasm on the part of whoever submitted it. And I'm going to stick with the KISS philosophy and just play through.

    Handy for future reference though

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    Yeah, if it sounds goods, it's good. 11 is the same as 4, so you could try just Gsus4 as well (kyfers's 0233 suggestion)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    Yeah, if it sounds goods, it's good. 11 is the same as 4, so you could try just Gsus4 as well (kyfers's 0233 suggestion)
    Definitely agree with using your ears. Especially with guitar sheets you kind of have to.

    I'll throw 4233 in the hat as another idea. But it's most likely a voicing that started on guitar and translates poorly to the uke. Context would help if you want some more relevant suggestions.

    To clarify: sus4 moves the 3rd tone, add11 leaves it alone and puts another tone on top. Similar, but one would be three notes: 1 4 5, one would be four notes: 1 3 5 11(4).
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    The song actually sounds better if I don't make any chord change at all where the Gadd11 is marked
    In my experience these (accessory?) chords are often included in guitar arrangements where they form part of a bass run or melody riff and only work well when played in one particular key or set of chord shapes. Transferring the chord sequence to another instrument, where the voicing of the chords in the same key is different, just doesn't work and a more basic selection of chords becomes desirable.

    Similar circumstances can apply when using a guitar chord sequence on a mandolin (or ukulele tuned in 5th's) ... just not enough strings to go around

    YMMV
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    0273 is impossible. Hence I take kyfer's 0233.

    If it were 7th chord, 11th means 4th. But it is add11 to triad (G), we need to add real 11th.
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    Hi,

    Thanks everyone. To add some context the song is Who Knows Where The Time Goes by Sandy Denny. Here is the relevant section:



    I have transcribed the song into the key of C, so maybe that is indeed the issue. Anyway, it seems to work better if I just ignore the Gadd11.

    If you don't know the song.
    Last edited by jollyboy; 11-30-2016 at 02:08 AM.

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    On my book, Dadd9 is 2200. That means add 2nd instead of 9th.
    In general, we need to add real 9th, unless 7th chords (eg. G7). But I think we can not add real 9th or 11th on uke. Now I think Jim is right.

    And my answer is 0075
    Last edited by zztush; 11-30-2016 at 03:14 AM. Reason: add 0075
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    Sorry Jollyboy. This time I have a bit of confidence.

    There is no root on the board on D cord. There is 8th on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string. This diagram is seen on my book. Hence Dadd9 is shown below. There is real 9th on the 2nd string. This diagram is seen on a book as 2200.

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    In this manner, Gadd11 may be kyfer's 0233.

    We need to take real 11th on the board in this manner instead of 4th.
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