Baritone Ukulele – the big Ukulele
This post is about Baritone Ukulele, and all you need to know about this wonderful instrument!
The Baritone Ukulele is also a bit special.
This Ukulele is a kind of another instrument than the standard Ukulele because of its tuning and size.
If you buy this instrument you will never regret it. This Ukulele is easy to hold, more like a guitar, and nice for people with big fingers because of the distance between the frets. It is also a kind of a seldom instrument, so it is a bit impressing.
Guitar players will find the transition easy to the baritone because of the D-G-B-E tuning, low to high, and they will love the ease of playability. This is the same as the guitars top 4 strings.
This Ukulele is often a bit more expensive than a Soprano Ukulele/Standard Ukulele. The prices goes ursualy from a bit under 100$ to 400$, and they are normally not painted. So if you want ta have a decorated Ukulele, you have to do it yourself. We have therefore a demonstration of painting Ukuleles on our Facebook site.
By the way, you can maybe get them a bit cheaper from AliExpress.
The sound on the Baritone is deeper than the Soprano. This is also a reason for buying it for a lot of Ukulele players. Here you can hear the Baritone Ukulele 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 most normal tuning, but you can also tune it GCEA with a low G. Basic Ukulele think this is a very good alternative.
4 ways to string: