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    As already mentioned Humble Baritonics is the place to go for bari info, go check it out, then consider what is the best part of it that you like & incorporate it into your new site.

    I don't mean for you to poach 100%, but to see what is already available, & see if you can supplement it.

    I would suggest that you consider tenor ukes tuned to DGBE, (& maybe dGBE), that tuning started to get popular over the last year with some users.

    I have a tenor & a concert tuned to DGBE at the moment - just for something different occasionally - plus one bari in DGBE & another in dGBE.

    There are also a few members that tune to fifths tunings, maybe they could be included so as they have a new home to visit too.
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    Brad I am so glad you are doing this. Whatever it is that you put together I know your expertise will make it an invaluable resource. I love baritone but just noodle around on it and am not good enough to transpose on the fly. I still think in GCEA tuning when playing the baritone. So if you could include some kinda conversion chart ie. forming an F chord used in GCEA is a C chord in DGBE. That might help myself and other start to memorize and think in DGBE terms instead of GCEA terms like I still do.

    Thanks for do this, I enjoy your website and all it's content.
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    May I put my hand up to request Bari chord charts for those who own long scale Bari's and would prefer to tune in the key of B flat. A number of people had recommended this tuning for my 20.25 inch scale length Bari because it produces the best resonance for that scale length. So far I have been totally unsuccessful in finding a comprehensive chord chart for this tuning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollisdwyer View Post
    May I put my hand up to request Bari chord charts for those who own long scale Bari's and would prefer to tune in the key of B flat. A number of people had recommended this tuning for my 20.25 inch scale length Bari because it produces the best resonance for that scale length. So far I have been totally unsuccessful in finding a comprehensive chord chart for this tuning.
    So you're up at F Bb D G? I've only ever seen a fretboard chart for that once. It was a handout at either a Benny Chong or Byron Yasui workshop over ten years ago. He called the tuning "tenor," which really confused the heck out of me, just having gotten a tenor uke and tuned it to GCEA!

    Hate to plug my own stuff like this, but really, a "tuning-less" shapes approach like I present in my book (link in sig) might be the way to go. It's applicable to any 4th, 3rd, 4th tuning (standard, English, baritone, "tenor", half step down, etc...) as long as you have a corresponding fretboard chart to know your notes with (or have them memorized - big kudos!). Might be of help. Don't realistically see myself getting around to a whole different set of static chord diagrams. I'm already dreading making a simple chart for baritone. Yikes!
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    I'm already dreading making a simple chart for baritone. Yikes!
    You could likely use a spreadsheet on your computer, just colour in the fretted notes.
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    I'd love to get a 'Baritone Ukulele Cord Shapes' book!
    Your original book has been great, and I have a kala baritone on the way to me now.
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    There is already a good book for that - Hal Leonard 'Baritone Ukulele Chord Finder' (over 1,000 chords) - ISBN 978-1-4234-8379-3 (original cost $6.99).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaky Keith View Post
    There is already a good book for that - Hal Leonard 'Baritone Ukulele Chord Finder' (over 1,000 chords) - ISBN 978-1-4234-8379-3 (original cost $6.99).
    Thanks!


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    You're welcome, I found it very useful when I got my first bari.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maki66 View Post
    I'd love to get a 'Baritone Ukulele Cord Shapes' book!
    Your original book has been great, and I have a kala baritone on the way to me now.
    I'm on it! Definitely on the short to-do list. Most baritone players don't realize that every shape in the current book is universal, but I want to change the examples to be baritone-specific to give y'all a little more of a head start on the content. How's "'Ukulele Chord Shapes: Baritone Edition" sound?!
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