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Title: Guitarlele - how to play transpose chords that match a guitar
Post by: jump on December 28, 2018, 07:41:44 pm
   Hi I have a guitarlele  can u play guitar chords on it or just ukulele chords and melodies
Title: Re: Guitarlele
Post by: Garfield on December 28, 2018, 08:15:05 pm
You can play guitar chords but bear in mind it will sound like a guitar with a capo on the fifth fret.

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Title: Re: Guitarlele
Post by: DarrellW on December 28, 2018, 08:17:45 pm
It’s tuned the same as a guitar with a capo on the 5th fret so yes you can play the same chords as a guitar with a capo on the 5th fret, so if you want to play the same chords as a guitar with no capo it is possible but will sound different.
Don’t try tuning your guitalele down to the same as guitar, the strings are way too loose!
Title: Re: Guitarlele
Post by: jump on December 28, 2018, 08:30:13 pm
     Thank u so what would the turning be
Title: Re: Guitarlele
Post by: stitch101 on December 28, 2018, 09:25:03 pm
A D G C E a all your chords will be up a 4th.
C shape is F  G shapes is D and E is B so on. To transpose your guitar songs
just count up 5 notes. An E A B progression would be played as the chord
shapes B E F.
Title: Re: Guitarlele
Post by: jump on December 28, 2018, 09:52:08 pm
    Thank u if i was going to play three little birds useing a d e chords what chords would be the same on the guitrlele I can  not transpose
Title: Re: Guitarlele
Post by: stitch101 on December 29, 2018, 12:13:06 am
I made a mistake in my last post you count up 5 notes. I'll fix it.
A is A B C D E would be E
D is D E F G A would be A
E is E F G A B would be B or B7
Google chord chart for guitarlele would be easier than trying to transcribe evey song.
Once you learn the chord shapes you won't need to transcribe.
This is why it's better to learn chord names and not rely on chord box charts.
Title: Re: Guitarlele
Post by: jump on December 29, 2018, 10:06:38 am
             ok thank u for your help
Title: Re: Guitarlele
Post by: close2u on December 29, 2018, 11:42:18 am
Quick reference chart:

Imagine just the thick E and A strings of a normal guitar:


A:  0    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10   11   12
    A    Bb   B    C    C#   D   Eb    E    F    F#    G   G#   A
   
E:  0    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10   11   12
    E    F    F#   G    G#   A    Bb   B    C    C#    D   Eb   E


You use the A string note names as your start point. An A Major chord on a guitar is played as an E Major chord shape on a Guitarlele.
Look at the root note of the chord n the A string, and its fret position, then look at the note at the matching fret on the E string.
More examples:
Guitar: C Major (actual chord) = Guitarlele G Major (chord shape)
Guitar: E minor (actual chord) = Guitarlele B minor (chord shape)
Guitar: G Major (actual chord) = Guitarlele D Major (chord shape)
etc etc

:)
Title: Re: Guitarlele - how to play transpose chords that match a guitar
Post by: jump on December 30, 2018, 06:57:14 pm
Thank u very helpful
Title: Re: Guitarlele - how to play transpose chords that match a guitar
Post by: DarrellW on December 30, 2018, 07:17:01 pm
This should be helpful
https://goo.gl/images/2HxmvU