Recently, I had some urge to learn a string instrument and picked up a guitalele. Thought this would be a perfect travel instrument and provide a nice introduction for other instruments like guitar and ukulele.
That being said, for the last week (Yea, that is how long I've been playing... but my fingers are already numb so I am making progress!), I've mostly only played ukulele Hawaiian music... ignoring the base strings (Strumming and trying to ignore 2 strings is DAMN hard).
That being said, I did purchase a guitar solo book (30 Easy Spanish Guitar Solos) and started playing the ukulele based on the tabs. Then I remembered that the guitalele is tuned differently then a guitar.
When playing guitar music... am I suppose to transpose the sheet music? In another thread, one member said "Regular guitar tabs work on the guitalele too" and another said "Just remember you will be playing in a different key, but the shapes are all the same".
By playing the tabs as if they were tuned ADGCEA... will it sound correct? Am I butchering good music? What exactly is meant by a different key? But... to me, simply following the tabs on the guitalele seems like you are playing it more than just another key... when you think you are playing an A, you are actually playing a D.
Sorry if my question isn't clear or if it is laugh-out-load stupid... but I would appreciate some help.