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Baritone `Ukuleles

PUBLISHED: 18 Oct 2014 UPDATED: 12 Apr 2019 • LESSON CODE: UL128-baritone

Topic: Basics ukulele Subjects: instrumentsbaritone

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Baritone `Ukuleles

The Baritone ukulele is the largest of the standard, most common sized ukuleles. It is tuned just like the thin, higher four strings of a standard tuned guitar (D G B A). This makes it a great starting instrument for little tikes wanting to play guitar but can't handle the steel strings and larger body size of the most acoustic guitars.

Specs

four ukes

The tuning for the Baritone is most commonly D G B A, or "G" Tuning.

G Tuning

A variation for Baritone ukulele is for string four to be a high "D". This tuning is a re-entrant tuning and often reffered to as "Hawai`ian Tuning" to . A reentrant tuning is where the strings are not ordered from the lowest pitch to the highest pitch.

High D, G Tuning

Note: There are variation of concerts ukulele with a tenor ukulele scale length. Using the proper strings a tenor ukulele can also be tuned d G B E, a G tuning with a high D. See the Baritone Ukulele page for more details on this tuning.

Here is a chart of the each note in Standard Music Notation for C Tuning , high or low G.

See the Ukulele Tunings page for additional tunings.

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