View Full Version : Soprano problems.

04-20-2011, 08:31 AM
When im playing on my soprano im fine, i like playing, i strum, play some tunes, then i come across a good song. i look up the tabs. oh. it says to reach upto 15. wait, my soprano only goes upto 12 frets?

anyway around this? =_="

04-20-2011, 08:43 AM
...get a new uke :p

04-20-2011, 08:58 AM
LOL yea thats expensive though :P

04-20-2011, 09:08 AM
LOL yea thats expensive though :P

Well, there really isn't any other option. A bigger scale uke is all you can do :P

BadLands Bart
04-20-2011, 12:13 PM
...get a new uke :p

haha...now you know why people have several ukes!! Sounds like you need a tenor. Then you'll need on in high g and one in low g!!

04-20-2011, 12:18 PM
Well, you need another uke, but it doesn't have to have a different scale length; there are sopranos available with extended fingerboards. Be aware, however, that the spacing gets pretty tight way up there, particularly on shorter scale lengths.

04-20-2011, 12:24 PM
Or you can play it an octave lower than 15...

Might not sound right, but a lot cheaper than a new ukulele.


mm stan
04-20-2011, 01:08 PM
Maybe it's tiime to get a super soprano...soprano with a concert neck....if you like that soprano sound...or a concert....Happy Strummings, MM Stan

04-20-2011, 01:35 PM
Time to invent a stick on fretboard extension!

04-20-2011, 02:17 PM
I was going to say that the notes are there, just an octave difference as well. You can still play them, but you will need one of these:

04-20-2011, 04:09 PM
buy a tenor! all the cool kids are doing it

04-21-2011, 01:02 AM
There are sopranos available with more than 15 frets. Ive seen one with 17 frets but for the life of me i cant remember the model or brand.

04-21-2011, 06:03 AM
My 2 'ukes are both sopranos. Part of the challenge is in rearranging the tune as needed for the limited range. There are some songs that I don't try to play, due to their wide range.

For me, the soprano is the only 'ukulele, even with it's limitations. I have my guitar for the other stuff. I had a concert 'ukulele for some time, but gave it away.

Long story short (too late..:p), your soprano is what it is. Accept it, or get a larger scale 'ukulele.