Beginners Guide for Ukulele
Whether you are a full beginner who wants to learn a new instrument, a musician who wants to raise himself, or an enthusiast from ukuleles, there is a wide range of instruments on the market. They continue to increase in popularity. The accessibility of the Ukulele is one of the great things. Even though you are a novice, you can play a song in no time when you have understood a few fundamentals, a few easy chords, and some practice. Without mentioning the fantastic social scène of ukulele orchestras and groups which are thriving around the country, it’s never been easier to learn with so many tutorial books and internet tutorials. There are a number of serious Ukulele players out and the diversity and brilliance of the Ukulele will surprise you!
Many luthiers make lovely Ukuleles, handmade with all the depth of tonality, playability, and flexibility that you would expect from any professional handmade instrument. Uke Universe wants to spread the enthusiasm for the ukulele far and wide. We are offering next-day delivery across the United Kingdom.
What makes a good ukulele?
Good construction quality means that the ukulele will be more playable and durable. The neck and fingerboard correctly complete and the tuners of good quality will keep the instrument well-performing. The nut features ABS plastic on which the strings are broken. The fingerboard is an especially serious and common issue with very cheap ukuleles: if you tune the ukulele to tune the open strings, then keep a chord and it sounds abruptly long, the problem probably is the nut.
When it comes to wood quality, the most important difference is whether it is plywood or solid wood. The cheapest ukuleles features plywood. It is long-lasting, inexpensive, and can look very nice depending on the exterior furnace. Solid wood, on the other hand, has the advantage when it comes to producing a wonderful sounding instrument. Ukuleles traditionally feature from Koa wood and, later on, from Mahogany that is a kind of hardwood native to Hawaii. Other ukulele woods are Spruce, Cedar, and Rosewood. Different species have different sound properties if the woods are solid rather than laminated. A good example of this is the Kala KA-SCG with a solid Spruce top.
What size should I get?
Ukuleles come in three sizes: Soprano, Concert, and Tenor. They are all tuned to the same 4 notes, G, C, E, and A. They play at the same pitch, however, the difference is in the body size and scale length.
The smallest soprano produces a crisp, percussive tone that is perfect for rhythmic playing and a soft tone when soothingly played. They are also excellent for small hands and many young people find their way to guitar before learning. The concert falls somewhere in the middle, with a slightly longer scale length that makes it easier for big hands to play, and although a punchy rhythmic tone can be produced, finger-picking styles sing out due to the greater body size. The tenor is bigger and has a longer length. The tone is rich, warm, and well-orchestrated. And if you want something more with a little more volume and body, it is excellent.