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c--f
10-14-2009, 09:57 PM
Hi Guys!

I have a tab, http://nortabs.net/tab/426/, and in it it's a Hm. How do I play this on the uke, or what can i play instead?

This is the song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYtdq5S2YjE&feature=related

Thanks!

koko
10-14-2009, 10:08 PM
There isn't a musical note or key called "H", so I'm guessing it must be typo on the tab.

I think it should actually be a Bm chord instead of Hm. It fits the key and the chord progression as best as I can tell. I have played it a couple of times, and it sounds right, but as you know the song better, tell me if it does.

Hope that helps.

itsme
10-14-2009, 10:16 PM
There isn't a musical note or key called "H", so I'm guessing it must be typo on the tab.

I think it should actually be a Bm chord instead of Hm.
Actually, in German "H" refers to "B" so you're right on there. :)

koko
10-14-2009, 10:30 PM
Ahaaa!! Cunning!! Thank you for that - that's my something new learnt for today! :D

I did German at school at GSCE - I didn't realise H sometimes meant B - does it only apply in a music context?

(sorry if this is slightly OT, but curiosity has got the better of me)

WS64
10-14-2009, 11:16 PM
If you find a B in the same tab make sure you play Bb instead!

drtortoise
10-15-2009, 04:51 AM
in the Scandinavian countries we say the the scales as C-D-E-F-G-A-H-C.

I asked my music teacher why and she says it's a myth when the monks were tranlsating some ornate sheet music back in the day they thought the b was a h, so now we call it H and not B.

it's confusing.

Blrfl
10-15-2009, 05:08 AM
I asked my music teacher why and she says it's a myth when the monks were tranlsating some ornate sheet music back in the day they thought the b was a h, so now we call it H and not B.

That wouldn't surprise me.

If you read the American Declaration of Independence (http://cdn.dipity.com/uploads/events/66ead5cd198ee502e25350680379bb37.jpg) (WARNING: Very large image) in its original form, you'd think we were all entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happinefs.

--Mark

austin1
10-15-2009, 06:47 AM
That wouldn't surprise me.

If you read the American Declaration of Independence (http://cdn.dipity.com/uploads/events/66ead5cd198ee502e25350680379bb37.jpg) (WARNING: Very large image) in its original form, you'd think we were all entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happinefs.

--Mark

I think that's actually left over from the German ß, the strong s. The new German spelling rules have changed it to an ss in a lot of situations, but if you've ever looked at older versions of Shakespeare, you see the weird f thing all the time in places where an ss gets written in English. Don't quote me on that though, that might not be true. Anyone know for sure?

Rick
10-15-2009, 09:31 AM
Hi Guys!

I have a tab, http://nortabs.net/tab/426/, and in it it's a Hm. How do I play this on the uke, or what can i play instead?

This is the song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYtdq5S2YjE&feature=related

Thanks!

ahahahhaa Hm.

most of my friends joke about playing the H chord because we all play musical instruments and know that there is no H note. But it's ok :]