You inspired me to find my old Tanglewood uke and try a few things. There is an amazing wealth of interesting music at UkeHunt. Its high pitched 4th string means a lot of different music is doable that is tricky on a regular guitar, eg charango musictateharmann wrote:I love the happy sound of the uke! I gave this waltz a swing feel and added a few ornamentations here and there..
This one is definitely very playable on uke (trickier on guitar, though possible)hpaulj wrote:An Ecuadorian, Christopher Teran has a Youtube channel with lots of tutorials, including ones for charango. His requinto pieces also focus on the upper register, so should be playable on a uku. Though he often uses a thumb pick, giving an even brighter high sound.
Nor me.tateharmann wrote: I was just researching gut strings for uke, didn't find much...
Thanks for showing me this brilliant site! I've already downloaded a bunch of music from it and will definitely try the one you mention here.Tonyyyyy wrote: This one is definitely very playable on uke (trickier on guitar, though possible)
http://ukulelehunt.com/2014/02/27/gusta ... theme-tab/
I would like to hear that!Tonyyyyy wrote: Nor me.
I just tried a length of .66 gut as string 1 on my concert sized uke as an experiment and it does work fine. And an .80 as string 2. A bit quieter than the previous nylgut, and less sustain, but sweet and delicate. .I have some 1.oo left so logically that might work on string 3. I will try it tomorrow. These are the sizes that Rob recommended for guitar, but look about the same size as the aquila uke strings.
They didnt break as I expected