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Ukulele Explained

Tenor Uke (L), Standard size Guitar (C) and Soprano Uke (R)

The Ukulele, or Ukelele as it is sometimes spelled, and generally referred to as a Uke, is a stringed instrument whose invention is generally attributed to Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii around 1880.

Although there are modern variations, the Uke is generally strung with 4 nylon or gut strings and comes in four recognized sizes. They are: Soprano, the smallest, with a length around 13-14″ from the nut to the saddle. Concert, around 15-16″ for the same Continue reading Ukulele Explained

Ukulele tuning for beginners

A typical electronic tuner

A post in the forum at UKFolkies made me look at videos on youtube for instructions suitable for beginners. Yes, there are plenty there, using both electronic tuners and tuning by ear. Unfortunately though, the ones I trawled through always missed one or two relevant points. So here is my take on the subject… Continue reading Ukulele tuning for beginners