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Chord voicing and fingering for tenor ukulele

Chord voicing and fingering for tenor ukulele

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The chord voicing which textures Jake Shimabukuro’s fascinating arrangements—including covers of While My Guitar Gently Weeps and The Star Spangled Banner—has dubbed this Hawaiian native the Jimi Hendrix of ukulele. Here, he takes time to share left-hand techniques that lend his tenor ukulele its signature voice. Taking Advantage of Tenor Ukulele Tuning Shimabukuro plays a four-string, tenor ukulele. His is a handcrafted instrument by the Kamaka Company in Hawaii. The ukulele may look like a tiny guitar with four strings, but its tuning requires a completely different approach to chording. The strings of a tenor ukulele are tuned G, C, E, A starting from the string closest to the player’s head. Unlike a guitar where strings go in order of pitch, the lowest pitched string on a teno...