When it comes to playing the ukulele, your strumming pattern is incredibly important in getting the right vibe and tempo that the song calls for. When you’re just getting started, it’s very easy to fall into a trap of just using the same strum pattern over and over for every new song you learn. Don’t…Details
Baritone Ukulele? Brilliant! BUT here’s what you need to know before making a choice.
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Baritone ukuleles offer a very interesting cross-section of guitars and ukuleles. While the instrument has only 4 strings like a ukulele, the strings are tuned differently from the other, smaller variations of the ukulele.
Instead of being tuned “GCEA”, the strings are tuned “DGBE“. This DGBE tuning is the same as the bottom 4 strings on a guitar, and the size of a baritone ukulele is in between a ukulele and guitar as well.
Commonly a baritone ukulele will have the two upper string be nylon, and the lower two metal which is unique for a ukulele.
So who is a baritone ukulele best for? The baritone ukulele is great for players who want to do a lot of finger-picking, or who want a deeper sounding ukulele to better match their voice. Check out the video below to hear some baritone ukulele finger-picking in action.Details
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Traveling can be stressful enough to begin with. Long lines through airport security, traffic jams during a road trip, realizing you forgot something at home, and a countless amount of other things that can go wrong are all things that can drive you crazy! Traveling with your precious musical instrument? That can really take your…Details
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When it comes to learning a musical instrument, learning to play the piano is without a doubt one of the most beneficial instruments to learn that will teach children the basics of musical theory.
Learning important aspects of music like octaves, scales, and chords are key to learning the piano and transfer over to any other musical instrument your child may learn in the future.
One of the many benefits of kids learning music on a piano is the keys are all laid out in a logical, linear fashion. This makes concepts easier to grasp than on the guitar where you would need to jump around to different frets on different strings to learn the same concepts. The next easiest instrument might be getting your child a ukulele.
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