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Denno
06-21-2009, 10:39 AM
I am trying to play a song that have a Gmaj7 in it.

And acording to chordie.com a Gmaj7 on a d tuned uke will look like this.
http://www.chordie.com/ramimages/i7/Gmaj7chord_1100_5.png

But that just sound fasle and messed up in the song.
its this song btw.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/jason_mraz/you_and_i_both_ver3_crd.htm

Any ideas?

Thumper
06-21-2009, 11:13 AM
It's a weird voicing, because the dissonant-sounding major 7th (F#) is the lowest note in the chord. But it does contain the notes for a Gmaj7 chord, which is made up of G B D and F#.

Fmaj7 chords present the same problem on conventionally tuned ukes. It can be tough to find the best way to voice it, depending on the flow of the song.

Thumper
06-21-2009, 11:22 AM
Based on a quick listen to the song, you can probably get away with playing a straight G chord, although it won't sound as hip.

Or maybe move the whole song up to the key of A, and play the 0222 Amaj7 chord, which is much easier on a D-tuned uke than a Gmaj7. This site (http://www.logue.net/xp/) would help you do that.

Denno
06-21-2009, 11:27 AM
Holy crap Thumper! That was the site of the day! Thanks for that link!
Yeah that sounds much better in A :)

Chrisuzwhite
06-21-2009, 06:35 PM
Fmaj7 chords present the same problem on conventionally tuned ukes. It can be tough to find the best way to voice it, depending on the flow of the song.

As long as it's on a tenor the F barre chord on the 5th fret usually sounds fairly good in my experience. Or you could always just use a key with no F chords for the rest of your life :D

Dibblet
06-22-2009, 12:37 AM
Bm7 can often substitute for Gmaj7. Technically it is behaving as a rootless GMaj9. That would be 0000 or (better?) 2433 on a D tuned uke. This perhaps works best if you have a bass player or something playing the root (G) but it can be OK solo too. It's worth a try. See how it sounds.

Ukuleleblues
06-22-2009, 03:41 AM
I am trying to play a song that have a Gmaj7 in it.

And acording to chordie.com a Gmaj7 on a d tuned uke will look like this.
http://www.chordie.com/ramimages/i7/Gmaj7chord_1100_5.png

But that just sound fasle and messed up in the song.
its this song btw.
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/jason_mraz/you_and_i_both_ver3_crd.htm

Any ideas?

I get as various inversions

2 4 1 3 or 5557 or 9580 or (10)987

Remember you can use a GCEA chord chart with a ADF#B tuned uke, just need to look at the chord 2 - 1/2 steps lower, F instead of G in your example. Try this place out they have a chord fingering for every fret position, for various instruments, tuned in various ways:

http://www.gootar.com/folder/ukulele.html

If it still sounds wrong with them all it may be the wrong chord someone put down, you can figure out the correct one and resubmit it.