Ancient Music

The Tiple


    The Tiple (properly pronounced "Tee play" is a further extension of the sequence from Ukelele to Taropatch. The instrument still has only four courses of steel strings, tuned to the same four notes as the Ukelele, but now the middle two courses have a third string added which is tuned an octave lower then the regular note. The new string is added in the center of the course bringing the total count up to ten strings.

    Like the Taropatch, all the standard ukelele chord finger-patterns work on the Tiple but the resulting sound is bright and ringing and in some ways like the sound of a small twelve string Guitar. It has also been incorporated into the world of Slack Key music.

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