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UKing
03-09-2011, 12:03 PM
Hi, I'm a total noob when it comes to guitars and usually only use tabs for my ukulele.
Anyways, I would love to learn to play this simple string-note progression, but I've only found guitar tabs for this song. It's called Best Unsaid by Michael Brook and goes like this:
---5---5---5---5---2---2---3---3---2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0--|
--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4---2---2---2---2----|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|

First string solo for guitar:

-17~~--17-15~-17--14~~~~-------14~--14-14-12~~~-|
-------------------------15~--------------------|
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Could someone translate this for me? I'd really really appreciate it, it's such a beautiful song and I'd just love to be learn it.
thanks in advance

itsme
03-09-2011, 02:54 PM
What size uke do you have? If you have a tenor, you should be good to go with what Bill1 said, especially since that tab doesn't even use the guitar's bass strings.

A soprano ain't gonna cut it because it doesn't have enough frets, not sure about concerts.

chiefnoda
03-09-2011, 03:39 PM
I've only found guitar tabs for this song. It's called Best Unsaid by Michael Brook and goes like this

Hi UKing

I don't know the song, but that doesn't stop me from taking a shot

In general, you subtract 5 from a guitar's fret position to get the same note on an ukulele (assuming GCEA tuning) so the lead riff should be



-12~~--12-10~-12--10~~~~-------9~--9-9-7~~~-|
-------------------------10~--------------------|
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Second, if a guitar position is less than 5 on 1st sring, you play the same position on ukulele's second string. If less than 5 on guitar's 2nd string, you play fret#-1 on ukulele's 3rd string; if a note is played on open 2nd string, you're out of range on ukulele - you can play it one octave higher at fret 4, 4th string on ukulele. There is more but let's look at your chords



Guitar Ukulele
x x x 4 3 5 4 2 5 x

x x x 4 3 2 4 2 2 x

x x x 4 3 3 4 2 3 x

x x x 4 3 2 4 2 2 x

x x x 2 3 0 2 2 0 x

x x x 2 2 0 2 1 0 x



What do you think? Am I anywhere close???

Cheers
Chief

UKing
03-10-2011, 11:14 AM
Hi, thank you all so much for the support, but none of the above posts hit the notes I'm trying to get.
If it helps, I have a soprano ukulele, should have probably mentioned that earlier..

chiefnoda
03-10-2011, 12:22 PM
If it helps, I have a soprano ukulele, should have probably mentioned that earlier..

Hi

"if it matters"?????? Yes, it does a big time, assuming you tune it A D F# B. And you're trying to play the same notes as in the recording, right? Note that due to a limited range of ukulele, not all notes can be played and what I wrote out is a close approximation.

How abut this?




-10~~--10-8~-10--8~~~~-------7~--7-7-5~~~-|
-------------------------8~--------------------|
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Guitar Ukulele
x x x 4 3 5 2 0 0 x

x x x 4 3 2 2 0 0 x

x x x 4 3 3 2 0 1 x

x x x 4 3 2 2 0 0 x

x x x 2 3 0 0 2 x x

x x x 2 2 0 0 0 x x