How to Play the Baritone Ukulele?
hi there I’m Sam wood and today I’m
going to show you how to play the
baritone ukulele the baritone ukulele is
the largest and lowest sounding of the
abilities the sizes ranging from soprano
to concert to Tanner to baritone now
let’s get started
the baritone ukulele is a four string
instrument it can be plucked or strummed
to produce sound the four strings are
tuned to D G B and E now let’s play some
let’s learn to play some simple chords
this first one is G major
next is C major
lastly we have D major
even with those simple three chords you
can play a whole host of different songs
I see a bad moon rising I see trouble on
hey where we go days when the rains came
down in the hole playing a new game
knock knock knockin on heaven’s door
knock-knock-knocking on Levin’s
let’s learn a few more chords this first
one is a major now we’ll play a minor
up next is a major
and E minor
now you have everything you need to know
to pick up a baritone ukulele and start
playing thanks for watching and happy
- The Makala Classic line by Kala is simply the best entry-level ukulele on the market
- Kala focuses on the essentials - quality at an affordable price - making any Makala the perfect ukulele to begin with
- Modeled after mahogany ukuleles made over 100 years ago, the Makala line is a truly traditional, vintage ukulele that emits a soft, warm, full-bodied, balanced tone and ages beautifully.
- The Makala Series is built using the same construction standards as all our Kala Ukuleles. Comes complete with a beautiful Walnut fingerboard and bridge, Mahogany neck, brass frets, and Aquila Super Nylgut strings from Italy
- Kala ukuleles are played by some of the most renowned players around the world including: twenty one pilots, Vance Joy, dodie, EatMyUke, The Ukulele Teacher, and Zac Brown.
- BARITONE UKULELE – This is the largest ukulele size and uses tuning for the highest 4 guitar strings – D G B E – it is an easy transition for guitarists. It has a deep, full sound similar to an acoustic guitar
Baritone Ukulele Review
The two primary differences between baritone and soprano ukuleles is their tuning and their size. Soprano ukuleles, on average, is longer than baritone, which is around twenty-three inches long. This is not a rule that applies to all kinds of ukulele but it does apply to the more popular ones.
There are other differences that can be found in different brands, but the two most important ones are the size and tuning. If you know anything about ukulele, you probably already knew that the tuning is determined by the length and width of the strings. The tuning also depends on the tension that is placed on the strings, and that can be adjusted with the use of the tuning pegs. One way to tune your ukulele is by using a tuning pegs. However, tuning pegs are often difficult to hold onto while playing and this makes the process of tuning a ukulele much more difficult than playing a normal guitar.
Tuning a ukulele is much easier if the tuning pegs are easy to hold onto during play. However, tuning your baritone uke is quite different because the tuning pegs tend to be much easier to hold on to. To tune your baritone ukulele, all you need to do is get your tuning pegs ready and attach them to the pegbox of your baritone uke. Then, start playing the strings of your baritone ukulele slowly and pluck them all the way up.
Once the strings are up to a certain note, you can turn your tuning pegs to the left until they are flat. Now all you have to do is pluck down the strings at the beginning of each string change. For example, if you pluck the fourth string at the start of each string change, you will find that the fourth string remains flat throughout the entire string change. This flat pitch is what you are aiming for when you tune your baritone ukulele. If you don’t get it right the first time, just try again until you get it right.
Tuning your ukulele also needs to be done with the proper timing. If you have not gotten it right the first time, simply repeat the process until it sounds right. After you have successfully tuned your ukulele, the tuning pegs should be quite close to the pegbox. Just slide your tuning pegs back so that they are as far away from the pegbox as possible.
You can adjust your tuning pegs to your heart’s content because it does not have to be too big or too small. Tuning a baritone ukulele is much easier than tuning a regular guitar and much more enjoyable.
Last update on 2021-04-11 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.