This post is about Baritone Ukulele tuning. It also explains how to tune all sorts of Ukuleles (This is number two regarding tuning.)
Baritone Ukulele tuning is not fundamentally different from tuning any other Ukulele. The difference is that a normal tuning for a Baritone Ukulele is D3 G3 B3 E4 and for a Soprano it is G4 C4 E4 A4 (normal).
A baritone ukulele normally has 18 frets and is somewhere between a bass and tenor ukulele in size, so it has a deeper sound than a soprano.
Baritone’s D3 G3 B3 E4 (from low/deep to high) is the same as the top four strings of the guitar, which is why many guitar players like the Baritone Ukulele. This tuning is linear, or non-reentrant as some call it.
If you like the regular Ukulele tuning, you can of course buy new strings and tune it like a standard Ukulele with G C E A.
Baritone Ukulele tuning or any other Ukulele. How to do it?
Tuner app for iPhone
Try Pocket Ukulele tuner for Android.
You can also tune your Ukulele with help from a piano. For a Soprano Ukulele, the strings are like this compared to the piano:
This tuning is called re-entrant. The sound is not from low to high. If you want it to be linear as is normal on a Baritone Ukulele, you can change the G string to one that is an octave lower. G3 C4 E4 A4.
There is also some tuning help on the internet from people other than us. Here is an example of how to tune a baritone ukulele:
Ukulele Buddy can help you:
Out of tune?
There are many factors that make your ukulele out of tune. It could be that you have new strings, the temperature, the humidity and so on. How often you have to vote it depends on these factors.
New strings must normally be tuned more often than old ones. (They haven’t stretched yet.)
When it is out of tune again, you can normally hear that something is wrong. This is because it may be that only some of the strings are out of tune. Then you have to repeat the explanation in this article on Baritone Ukulele Tuning. You can play a ukulele out of tune, but if you’re playing for someone, we’re guessing you want it to sound good.
Some of the electric acoustic ukuleles have a built-in tuner so you don’t have to buy one. With the built-in tuner, it is very easy to keep the Ukulele in tune at all times.
If you want tips to remember the strings, read the article of Ukulele strings names.