Saturday, May 8, 2010

Good for what ails ya

Boredrum. It happens. It happens in any relationship & there's no shame in it happening to us & ukuleles. It doesn't mean we don't still love em- there's no need for new comers to ::gasp ZOMG:: about it. There's no reason to lie about it. We should say it loud, say it proud- "I'm getting bored!!"- cause that's when other people can jump in with suggestions & help renew interest.

My recommendation for today is: change tunings. So fun. I dropped my fluke down a half step & I played every song I knew. Then I dropped it another half step & did it again. Some songs sounded fantastic- better in my opinion. Others... sucked. All were fun. It's a bit of a challenge to sing tunes you've gone through a million times in a different key- finding all the right notes. Before I knew it- I'd been playing for a couple hours.

Now I have a burning desire to do this to all the ukuleles I own & see what sounds good how... or something ;p

6 comments:

DeG said...

I ♥ Ukuleles ☺

Boozelele said...

Just so you know Adelle, I did this exact same thing last week. Before I read your post. I tuned one uke down a half step and played...(I actually think I my singing voice sounds better....almost as if my balls finally dropped).

DearOldNutjob said...
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Grumpy Coyote said...

Yep - one of the reasons I got GDEA strings and picked up a tenor guitar tuned like a baritone uke... Keeps it interesting.

RussBuss said...

i usually tune up to ADF#B. i think the higher tension really brings out the wood grain.

Mugambismonkey said...

Can't agree with Russbuss on this one - downtuning is the way to go (woot woot Adelle!). Make sure to re-calculate string diameters and use strings made from Japanese fishing line with a larger diameter than for normal tuning to prevent them from becoming too wobbly. Brings out the grainier tension in the finer wood for sure! (And relief to our overfished seas - since every inch of fishing line used on a uke doesn't kill a fish!) PEACE!

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