Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Hi from New Zealand

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2021
    Posts
    4

    Default Hi from New Zealand

    Hi everyone,

    Greetings from NZ's South Island. I just started learning to play ukulele a month ago. I'm using a second-hand tenor, low-G uke with the idea of learning fingerpicking. Looking forward to the coming years learning.

    Cheers!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Ma., Ga., Fl.
    Posts
    2,494

    Default

    Welcome taitonga!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2021
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    81

    Default

    Welcome taitonga and a big hello from Chicago, USA!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2021
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by stevejfc View Post
    Welcome taitonga!
    Much appreciated!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Durham, UK
    Posts
    710

    Default

    Welcome to UU, taitonga!
    Though they do not give you the traditional ukulele sound, low G tenor is one of my favourite tuning/scale combination. There are also fabulous arrangements for high G ukes. So who knows, you might want to adopt another instrument later on.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Catskill Mountains, NY
    Posts
    7,785

    Default

    Welcome to our forum!
    Too many ukes, but I can't stop buying!
    https://www.catskillukulelegroup.com/

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Sparta, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    3,007

    Default

    Hi taitonga, welcome to the UU Forum!

    I play tenors and enjoy both Low-G linear tuned and High-g Re-entrant tuned ukes. I am learning finger style playing. There seems to be a lot more TABs for High-g playing. But both exist. It's a lot of fun to learn.

    Congrats on your tenor uke. Most of my ukes are second hand.
    There is a subtle yet profound difference between the learning of something and the knowing of that thing.
    You can learn by reading, but you don't begin to know until you begin to try to do.

    --Lou Churchill, Plane & Pilot Magazine

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Bellingham, WA USA
    Posts
    166

    Default

    Welcome to UU. I hope to visit NZ one day. My parents, siblings, wife and daughter have all had the opportunity. Hopefully you can fine other, local ukulele players to play with and learn from.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2021
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Thanks! I noticed the difference in availability, but I just like the low-G sound much more, at least for fingerpicking. Learning slowly, but surely.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    Posts
    3

    Default

    I think the low G is far superior when finger picking. It seems a shame to pick on the high G and get something so close to the A string. Your only getting 2 additional notes from that entire string. At least with the low G, I get the A an octave lower, and that sounds great. The high G reentrant tuning is perfect for the standard or traditional ukulele sound, but the low G adds so much imho.
    Welcome to UU.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •