Thanks Noah. My son, a long time guitarist , paid me a visit this afternoon. I asked him about this , and he agreed with you. So he tuned my uke down a step, just as you suggested.
Wow. Double wow wow. I love it. The mellow sound is beautiful.
Noah, thank you for sharing your knowledge with this old man from Georgia . I happy.☺😊😆
To tune the bari traditional tuning you probably need new thicker strings to prevent bad intonation. but if you tune 2 halfsteps lower from GCEA. Which is F Bflat D G. because it is a baritone, i'm assuming that you have a low g string. The sound will be very pleasing. The shapes that you are making right now will still make good chords just 2 steps lower. Like a reverse capo.
Thanks for the info.
Yes, I tune my baritone GCEA. Please tell me what you would tune it to, for the mellow sound.
Also, would the chord shapes be the same?
do you have that strung with gcea strings? most Bari Ukes have strings tuned down to guitar level... By the way, I believe every size should be tuned to a different level to get the most out of its size. A soprano should be tuned to what is called English Tuning (2 half-steps higher than "standard"). Concerts, which used to be called altos, should be tuned 2 half-steps lower than "standard". Tenors should be tuned to Standard, while Bari's to guitar level. Though they can all be tuned to the three tunings I mentioned first (especially Soprano, Concert, and Tenors,). The lower tuning gives a much mellower sound. Happy Ukeing!
Thank you Helen. I love this baritone ukulele . I find it easier to chord than my smaller tenor.
☺😊Smiles to you, Helen
A great performance Terry and a very nice ukelele.
Thank you , Steven .
Great fun to listen (and watch)! Thanks Terry!
Thank you.😊 .
Very much enjoyed indeed! I like your style and the way you let your personality shine for this tune - fun!
Lexie, thank you very much. It's all fun.
Terry, that is great how you made this good ole' song your own!
I enjoy the happiness you express while you play.
Patty, Gordon,& Lisa,
Thank you.😊 so much for your kind words. We all have our insecurities and need some encouraging .
I let the black lady who asked me to learn this song, lead this song. Her voice is so very old time negro spiritual .
Handed her the microphone and she took off singing. Must have went on for 12 minutes or more. I could hardly keep up, but it didn't seem to matter. A very fun moment for all, including the staff.
This is great! You made a fresh and distinctive personal version of this old classic Terry, and it's a winner. Your audience is very lucky and I'm sure they know it.
Not sure what I like best- the bouncy phrasing, the mellow nylon string B.uke sound, or your 1000 Watt smile.
Hey Terry, you did good on this one. I sure like the sound of that baritone ukulele and you don't sound too bad yourself. It's easy to see how much you enjoy your music, I'm sure you're a true blessing to the folks at the assisted living home. Looks like you've got some lovely Fall weather in Georgia right now. Bless you!
Terry, yes I did enjoy this. Great job singing and playing. Thanks for sharing.
A dear elderly black woman at an assisted living home just insisted that I learn this song. So I did, this past weekend, and played it the following Tuesday. It made her very happy and me happy too, as I love playing it.
It's not perfect, but I hardly ever do do-overs. When you are playing out, there are no do-overs. It is what it is.
I hope ya'll enjoy this song. I am now around 13 months into my ukulele experience and am enjoying it as much as dulcimer. Wonderful little instrument.