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whistleman123
10-24-2015, 05:41 AM
I'm coming up on my first Christmas season playing ukulele. Is it just me or have other people found that a lot of the Christmas Song Collections for uke put the tunes in keys that are basically un-singable! I think this is done to make them easier to play, but not to sing.
If I try to sing it in the low octave it goes too low. If I switch up an octave it goes too high!
I can't do it by sight yet so I have to do it on paper. I just finished transposing "I'll Be Home For Christmas" down a major 2end from C to Bb.
Is there a book with a compilation of holiday tunes that are in keys that are vocalist friendly?

sonomajazz
10-24-2015, 06:25 AM
Have you ever been in a room full of new players...and Bb comes up?? Oh, the crying and moaning...!

Rllink
10-24-2015, 06:29 AM
I'm coming up on my first Christmas season playing ukulele. Is it just me or have other people found that a lot of the Christmas Song Collections for uke put the tunes in keys that are basically un-singable! I think this is done to make them easier to play, but not to sing.
If I try to sing it in the low octave it goes too low. If I switch up an octave it goes too high!
I can't do it by sight yet so I have to do it on paper. I just finished transposing "I'll Be Home For Christmas" down a major 2end from C to Bb.
Is there a book with a compilation of holiday tunes that are in keys that are vocalist friendly?I've found that to be the case in a lot of ukulele music. I end up changing a lot of what I find to a different key. It is a fact of life when it comes to playing and singing I think.

lakesideglenn
10-24-2015, 02:34 PM
Try tuning your uke down a half or a whole step. Lots of people do this.

UkerDanno
10-24-2015, 03:35 PM
just do what I do...sing out of key and have fun!

mds725
10-24-2015, 08:17 PM
Which keys are "vocalist friendly" depends on the vocalist.