buy

1
Top 5 Ukuleles for Beginners
2
Ukulele Strings
3
What ukulele should I buy?

Top 5 Ukuleles for Beginners

Ukuleles are rather popular these days so it isn’t too difficult to purchase one regardless of where you live. 10-15 years ago you could walk into a music store and likely find only a couple on the wall, but now they have entire rooms dedicated to them. One of the biggest problems now is simply sifting through all the different brands out there! Whether you buy one of the ukuleles mentioned in this article or you continue shopping there are a few pointers to remember when buying a ukulele; Have an idea of what size you may want. Ukuleles come in soprano, concert, tenor, baritone, and now even more variations. For most beginners it is best to stick with a soprano or concert, I often recommend concert size for adult beginners or soprano size for kids. If you are an adult and you are worried about your finger size than[…]

Read More

Ukulele Strings

One of the most important aspects of the ukulele is having the right strings. Good strings can make all the difference in sound, even making a cheap ukulele sound bright and awesome. Unless a ukulele comes with a quality string already on it, it is always wise to change the strings on a new instrument. Just remember as a beginner to follow certain guidelines on string makeup and tuning. It can be very easy to damage a ukulele with the wrong strings or by attempting to tune a string higher than it will go. Ukulele Sizes and Tunings Pocket or Sopranissimo With a length of 16 inches and scale of 11 inches these tiny ukuleles are often tuned DGBE. Similar to Baritone tuning just two octaves higher. Soprano The most well known ukulele size with a length of 21 inches and a scale of 13 inches. Most often tuned GCEA,[…]

Read More

What ukulele should I buy?

If you are thinking about buying your first or your next ukulele, you are probably hesitating a lot. That’s why we wrote this article to help you make a good decision according to your budget. Actually, the first decision you have to make is how much you want (or you can) spend. And then know on what you are spending it. Ukulele sizes Ukuleles are manufactured in four common sizes or formats : soprano, concert, tenor and baritone. Regarding tuning, the soprano, concert, and tenor ukuleles use the same in general: from fourth to first, G C E A; the baritone is tuned one fourth lower: D G B E, exactly like the first four strings of a guitar. Sizes are defined by their scale – that’s right, the string length – and by the size of the body, which accounts for the sound quality. When it comes to deciding[…]

Read More