Playing Low G

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    joconway
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    Hi there

    Im just a newby but wondering if Low G note options could be included somewhere in the video instructions for those of us who play your standard tuned music notation but use a Low G Uke. Could help everyone in learning to find other note postitions on the fretboard also maybe.

    Many thanks.

    Jo ( From Coffs Harbour, Australia.)

    #41168
    robinboyd
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    Hi Jo.

    It’s not always as easy as substituting notes because you also need to consider things like timbre, the flow of the song, and the left-hand gymnastics required. I’ve linked a video of me playing an RC101 arrangement for high G, which I rearranged for low G (actually, the uke is tuned Bb (F, Bb, D, G) but you get the idea). As you can see, it is not a straight transposition of notes onto another string. For example, the arpeggios now start on the low G string because they aren’t relevant to the melody. I’d stick to low G arrangements for now until you are confident playing around with them yourself. There are plenty of arrangements for low G on this site. The other thing you can do is to get a second uke that is tuned high G. A good way to do that would be to win one of the monthly challenges 🙂

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