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TayMonster:)
06-16-2011, 05:54 AM
hiiiiiii :]
sooo i learned to play tuned to ADF#B
but the only tabs i can find online are for GCEA
i could retune but i wouldnt know the chords, and i feel like i would get confused if i tried to start to learn them :confused:
sooo idk what to do?
do you guys know where i can find tabs for my tuning? websites or something? or one that will transpose the tabs?

thaaanks :]

nscafe
06-16-2011, 07:00 AM
Chordie.com and ultimate-guitar.com both allow you to transpose chords up or down.

Rick Turner
06-16-2011, 07:09 AM
Just shift two frets down...and get a chord chart to figure out those chords that don't work well that way. Another alternative...get a second uke tuned to C. I find I'm needing to add a D uke and also a Bb uke to play the music I want to play and still have convenient access to first position chords and open strings for some arrangements. Another way...get a 14 fret C tuned uke and use a capo at the second fret for D tuned material.

mm stan
06-16-2011, 07:24 AM
Aloha TayMonster,
You loove Beatles music?? click the option for ADF#B on the bottom right.... tons of beatles songs... Happy Strummings..MM Stan
http://www.beatlesite.info/rick/beatlesite/eightdaysaweek.shtml forgot to give you the main site of songs.. http://beatlesite.info/

southcoastukes
06-16-2011, 07:29 AM
Or best of all (if you like old jazz tunes), you can generally rely on sheet music from the 20s into the 40s having chord diagrams labeled for D tuning. That's the way most people played then.

There's tons of that old sheet music on Ebay, and with those old scores you get the really nice intros that usually don't make it to the online sites, or often even into the modern songbooks.

cheekmeat
06-16-2011, 07:34 AM
Are you playing with other people? If not, then this really shouldn't be too big a deal. Learn songs and learn to arrange them on your own.

I too learned in ADF#B. I liked the way it sounded and felt on my soprano uke. I also didn't really bother to learn the proper names of chords and wrote down and thought of everything by the names of the chord shapes on guitar. It was never a problem until I started playing with people.

If you have to be in the orginal key, the world of tabs is a harsh, lonely place for ADF#B-ers.

TayMonster:)
06-16-2011, 11:46 AM
Just shift two frets down...and get a chord chart to figure out those chords that don't work well that way. Another alternative...get a second uke tuned to C. I find I'm needing to add a D uke and also a Bb uke to play the music I want to play and still have convenient access to first position chords and open strings for some arrangements. Another way...get a 14 fret C tuned uke and use a capo at the second fret for D tuned material.

waitwaitwaaiiitt -
sooo i can just use C tuning tabs, and go two frets down on my D tuned ukulele?
soorry im new at this hahah 0:]

TCK
06-16-2011, 11:49 AM
Not sure if vintage is your thing, but a fellow UU'er puts out a CD of scans of LOTS of original songsheets from the heyday. His website is here: http://www.ianchadwick.com/essays/musicbooks.htm
We are not talking 12 tunes on a cd...this is 1821 files-exhaustive, and a huge majority of it is written for ADF#B. Not necessarily tabbed per say (not like conventional guitar tablature) but the chord diagrams are there- just a small jump to write the tabs in from there with a fretboard diagram.
Easily the best $12 or whatever it will cost you.

Whoops- looks like there is a new site
http://www.vintageukemusic.com/
Either one will get you there.

TayMonster:)
06-16-2011, 12:10 PM
thanks everybody :]
appreciate the help <3

kenikas
06-16-2011, 12:18 PM
I definately agree with TCK, Ian's cd is one if the best deals in ukedom! A lifetime (or 2 or 3 at my speed) of material he has gathered there.

23skidoo
06-16-2011, 01:16 PM
Thanks for the heads up on the DVD - just ordered it! Been thinking about picking something like that up - even better that it's a fellow UUer - looks amazingly exhaustive....

TCK
06-16-2011, 07:03 PM
Thanks for the heads up on the DVD - just ordered it! Been thinking about picking something like that up - even better that it's a fellow UUer - looks amazingly exhaustive....
If exhaustive is what you seek- you will be well pleased. It will take me the rest of my days to learn all of this music

TG&Y
06-29-2012, 03:45 AM
Not sure if vintage is your thing, but a fellow UU'er puts out a CD of scans of LOTS of original songsheets from the heyday. His website is here: http://www.ianchadwick.com/essays/musicbooks.htm
We are not talking 12 tunes on a cd...this is 1821 files-exhaustive, and a huge majority of it is written for ADF#B. Not necessarily tabbed per say (not like conventional guitar tablature) but the chord diagrams are there- just a small jump to write the tabs in from there with a fretboard diagram.
Easily the best $12 or whatever it will cost you.

Whoops- looks like there is a new site
http://www.vintageukemusic.com/
Either one will get you there.

Ian's dvd's arrived earlier this week and I am stunned by what he has collected. Absolutely amazing. This thread popped up in a google search while looking for an easy/smart/lazy way to transpose from D to C, heh. Any capo suggestions? I'll grab one and see if I can figure out what to do with it.

There are many, many, many, many songs on the dvd tuned for gcea as well, by the way. If you like the period this collection will blow you away. /rave off

Edited to add: As southcoastukes mentioned, some of the songs have the original lead-ins. I had been looking for the intro to 'Button Up Your Overcoat' forever - and there it was! Cool.

pulelehua
06-29-2012, 09:30 PM
If it's JUST tab, you can actually just play it. It will just sound a tone higher. It's only a problem if it's tab AND chords, and both are being played, in which case the chords will be one tone too low (which is most always just one letter). So, if it says C, you play D. If it says D, you play E. It's only tricky with flats and sharps. So, if it says B, you need to play C#, which takes a tiny bit of theory.

Ukuleleblues
06-30-2012, 03:12 AM
waitwaitwaaiiitt -
sooo i can just use C tuning tabs, and go two frets down on my D tuned ukulele?
soorry im new at this hahah 0:]

You can use the same chord shapes that you use on a C tuned Uke as you do on a D tuned uke. The names of the chord change but the shapes still produce the same chord type. So the cord shape 0003 is a C on a GCEA tuned uke and D on ADF#B uke

a 0212 is G7 on a C and a A7 on a D
a 2210 is Dm on a C and a Em on a D

Just write out the 12 notes and the name of the chord for a D tuned uke ADF#B is two Higher

12 notes
A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G#

GCEA = ADF#B
A B
A# C
B C#
C D
C# D#
D E
D# F
E F#
F G
F# G#
G A
G# A#

In case you don't know what 0002 or 0212 means, it's one way you represent a chord shape.

If you played a D chord on a GCEA Uke the first three strings (GCEA) would be fretted on the second fret and the last string (A) would be played open. You can write that 2220

Tootler
06-30-2012, 08:15 AM
hiiiiiii :]
sooo i learned to play tuned to ADF#B
but the only tabs i can find online are for GCEA
i could retune but i wouldnt know the chords, and i feel like i would get confused if i tried to start to learn them :confused:
sooo idk what to do?
do you guys know where i can find tabs for my tuning? websites or something? or one that will transpose the tabs?

thaaanks :]

You say tabs, but the rest of your post suggest what you are really after is chords. Please make clear which you mean. There is a difference and is is pretty important.

Following that I would suggest you learn the chords. It is not difficult. If you know the relationship between chords in D-tuning and chords in C-tuning, you can fairly easily transfer from one to the other. The same applies to tab. If you learn the relationship between the two, you can transfer from one to the other.

This site (http://www.ukulele.nl/) gives chords in all the main ukulele tunings, GCEA. ADF#B and DGBE for baritone. Just click on the chord finder link. Then click on the chord you want and you can show the chord shape in any of the main tunings.