Baritone Ukulele – the big Ukulele
This post is about the Baritone Ukulele, and everything you need to know about this amazing instrument! Additionally, this ukulele is unique in its own way.
The Baritone ukulele stands out from the standard ukulele because of its tuning and size.
This instrument is a great choice for anyone who wants to enjoy playing the ukulele. It is easy to hold, more like a guitar, and it has more space between the frets, which is ideal for people with big fingers. It is also a rare instrument, which makes it impressive.
Guitar players will have no trouble switching to the baritone, as it has the same D-G-B-E tuning as the guitar’s top 4 strings, from low to high. They will also appreciate the playability and the sound of this ukulele.
10 reasons why guitarists must try this big ukulele:
This ukulele usually costs more than a Soprano ukulele/Standard Ukulele. You can expect to pay from just under $100 to $400 for one, and they are normally unpainted. Therefore, if you want a decorated baritone ukulele, you have to customize it yourself.
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By the way, you can maybe get them a bit cheaper from AliExpress.
The sound of the baritone is deeper than the soprano. This is also a reason to buy it for many Ukulele players. Here you can hear the sound:
“Here comes the sun” on a Baritone Ukulele:
Strings, tuning and how to play it
Information about the strings is in the article Ukulele string names.
If you are looking for easy songs to play, this site can be recommended: Doctor Uke. BAR is the place to go for Baritone arrangements for tuning DGBE.
DGBE is the standard tuning, but you can also tune it to GCEA with a low G. This might be easier for ukulele players who want to keep it simple, but some think this makes the sound too similar to the Tenor.
4 ways to string:
At Amazon you also can buy this book about chords:
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