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cashew
10-14-2008, 01:30 AM
Am I doing this right--

I'm doing Em as x432... is that right?
or is it supposed to be 4432?

Confusedly yours
--Nut

HaileISela
10-14-2008, 01:40 AM
If I'm correct it's 0432... you could also take 0402, I think...

ONYX
10-14-2008, 02:06 AM
Am I doing this right--

I'm doing Em as x432... is that right?
or is it supposed to be 4432?

Confusedly yours
--Nut


Both ways are correct i believe

Kanaka916
10-14-2008, 05:01 AM
I've seen it both way 4432 and 0432, the latter is easier to play.

russ_buss
10-14-2008, 05:11 AM
a benefit of the barred Em, 4432 allows you to do syncopated strums without having to use aldrine'z pinky mute method.

Keonikapila
10-14-2008, 11:59 AM
x432, 0432, and 4432 are all Em...most of the time I use the 0432 method


(what I'm about to say might or might not help you...if it's confusing, I wouldn't worry too much about it at this point):

one thing to keep in mind is that the 4432 form is a moveable shape, so for example, if you shift the whole thing one fret towards the soundhole to 5543 you've got an Fm, 7765 is Gm, 9987 is Am, ect.

...you could technically move any one of those Em shapes, but I personally don't like muting strings on the uke, and moving 0432 to 1543 is more difficult to hold than 5543 (for me anyway...if you're crossing over from the guitar it might not bother you)

berylbite
10-14-2008, 04:20 PM
I like this variation "7040" :eek:

cashew
10-15-2008, 06:16 AM
:)

with the 0432 method, I mute with my thumb (not enough dexterity to hit it with the pinky) but tend only to use that method with my tenor. on my soprano, I use the 4432, as its easier to hit with the one finger :)

Thanks for all the replies

Ukulele JJ
10-16-2008, 01:17 PM
If I'm correct it's 0432... you could also take 0402, I think...

Yeah, 0402 works too. It all depends on what note, if any, you want to double up on.

An E- is three notes: E, G, and B.

If you play x432, then you're playing all three, one on each string. No doubling.

If you play 0402, you're doubling up on the E note. It's on the open second string and the fretted third string.

If you play 0432, you're doubling the G note. It's being played by your open fourth string an also by your fretted second string.

If you play 4432, you're doubling the B note. It's being played on your first and fourth strings (both fretted, obviously).

If you're really flexible (and a masochist), you could play 4437. That doubles the E, but an octave apart instead of the same pitch.

JJ

ichadwick
10-17-2008, 08:55 AM
4777 or x777 works, too, but it's a bit shrill for some songs...

hoosierhiver
10-17-2008, 11:12 AM
October is Em month,all the cool spooky stuff is in Em:uhoh: