Ukulele Tip

If you play ukulele and guitar, then you probably already know this, but I just (finally) figured out a cool way I can practice ukulele when my ukulele is out of reach. It’s very simple, simply put a capo on the 5th fret of your guitar and play the four highest (D G B E) strings just as you would a ukulele:


Now you can play all your ukulele chord shapes easily. Like I said, most people probably already know this trick, but I’m a little slow and I was recently missing my ukulele (it’s in Venice right now) and all of the sudden an image flashed in my brain of the capo on the 5th fret, I tried it and it worked, I was back in business. The sound is not the same, it’s more like ukulele methadone, but it’s still pretty fun.