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Banjo `Ukuleles

PUBLISHED: Oct 18, 2014 UPDATED: Apr 12, 2019 • VIEWS: 0 • LESSON CODE: UL128-banjo

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Banjo `Ukuleles

The banjolele (brand name; sometimes banjo ukulele or banjo uke) is a four-stringed musical instrument with a small banjo-type body and a fretted ukulele neck. 'Banjolele', sometimes also spelled 'banjelele' or 'banjulele' is a generic nickname given to the instrument, which was derived from the 'banjulele-banjo' introduced by Alvin D. Keech in 1917.

Banjo ukuleles are available from various Manufacture and Builders in Soprano, Concert and Tenor sizes.

four ukes

Basically a ukulele size instrument with non-metal strings, looks and sounds like a banjo.

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A Ukulele is: Light Weight, Affordable and Portable | Four Strings and Four Fingers | Less Need for Strumming Accuracy | There isn' a lot expected from a ukulele player.

The 'Ukulele (pronounced oo-koo-lele) comes in four standard sizes: Soprano (sometimes called Standard), Concert, Tenor and Baritone. The Baritone is tuned just like the four thin strings of a standard tuned guitar and called "G" tuning (D G B E). The Soprano, Concert and Tenor is typically tuning in a "C" Tuning (G C E A) or "D" tuning (A D F# B). The Tenor can also be tuned like the Baritone ukulele with a high or low string four.

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Selecting a Ukulele
Updated: Jan 1, 2003

This series explores the options for seleting your first ukulele or your next ukulele.

There are lots of choices, selecting the right size, wood, type, tuning, etc...

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