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    Default Chord patterns for guitarlele

    hi
    I just bought a guitarlele - a tenor sized ukulele with 6 strings. It is like capo on the 5th fret of a normal guitar.

    Question - do I use the same chord patterns on the guitarlele, which is tuned at ADGCEA, in the same manner as if it is tuned to EADGBE ?

    THANKS

    ong teong hoon

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    Yes. Same chords as a guitar.
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    HI Skitzic

    Thanks !!
    ong teong hoon

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    Same chord shapes as a guitar. The actual chord tones will be 5 half steps higher. So your G shape is a C chord, your D shape is a G, etc...

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    mmmmm. Guitalele nice.

    Don't forget to invest in quality strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Ukulista View Post
    mmmmm. Guitalele nice.

    Don't forget to invest in quality strings.
    What kind?

    Classical guitar strings? If so, what kinds (and tension) have people found to work well with the GL-1?

    Or--a tenor uke set (with low G) for the first four strings, and classical guitar strings for 5 and 6? If so, which tenor uke low g set, and which cg strings work well with them for 5 and 6?
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    You can take a guitar chart and change the chord names, the shapes are the same.
    You can also buy a requinto chord chart.
    I like Aquila classical strings on my D-VI.
    Keep Strummin'

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    I use Worth tenor strings on A,E,C, and D'addario Flamenco strings on G,D,A
    with very happy results.

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    I just got a Guitalele and when I play the chords they sound different than when played on the guitar. So if the song uses G7, C, C7, F, D7 then I need to change the chords to D7, G, G7, C, A7 Am I correct in my thinking? I am a Uku player and decided to get a Guitalele instead of a regular guitar. I Love the new toy..Cheers

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    Love this little ukuguitar. (Thats what I call it sometimes!) But I still got standard strings on it and where I live it's impossible to get the propers one except for "Yamaha Concert Grand" sets which the guy at the shop told me should be perfect for it. Besides that all they had there too LOL!

    Guitalele is not loved where I live and everyone told me only the PROFESSIONALS use it, wonder why? It's damn easy to play and if you got puny lil fingers its a lot easier. I'm a fat guy so I gotta work hard!
    I <3 ukulele, I <3 guitarlele, I <3 music

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