To move your strings forward or back in time, or the other way about, to change a note between two pitches—to play a fast, rhythmic, or harmonic way over something. But there are ways to do it in a non-rhythmic way. There are only a few, some of which go under the umbrella name of “swing” and are sometimes called “rhythm”. When it comes to making a melody or a chord sound, a string is a sound that you make in some pattern, but, when you move the string forward or back, it changes a note within the same pattern.
If you play a melody, then you move a string from A to G, when you want it to sound B; then from B to C, whenever you want to sound D; and of course from C to E, whenever you want to sound F. For chords, you move the string forward or back in time to get it to sound the same—the same way if you move the string a couple of frets—in a different musical way from if you move it two frets forward or backward just to get the same note back at the same point in time. When you get a note you’re looking for, you can either move the string forward or backward.
There are all sorts of ways to do that, whether it’s changing the pitch of a note that has already started to play a note for a different reason, or changing the pitch to a note you’re already playing, or changing a note by moving one fret or a chord fret, or changing a chord key, or changing a note across a whole octave (or, sometimes, as many octaves as you want), or changing one pitch within a scale or arpeggio or melody, or changing one chord note within that scale or arpeggio or melody.
It might sound simple, but it’s a lot trickier than it sounds. Sometimes you get the sound you want by moving a few frets and then changing them back—but sometimes you get the same sound from moving a lot of frets and playing a whole note and then adjusting the spacing of the notes back—making the sound more of a beat.
How do I go about changing strings from a specific fret on a ukulele into a different note?
It might seem like a simple question, but it’s not easy. You probably don’t know every variation of the fretting system that your uk