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4 Facts about the Baritone Ukulele

Learn about the baritone ukulele from music teacher Jarret Delos Santos in this Howcast video.


Aloha, my name is Jarret Delos Santos and I was born and raised in a little town called Hana on the east side of Maui. Playing the ukulele and teaching the ukulele gives me a chance to perpetuate our culture. So today, we're going to be talking about the ukulele. We're going to be talking about the largest of the ukulele family which is the baritone. This offers the fullest sound. The strings on here are the last four strings of a guitar, so it is actually tuned differently than your G C E A which is the normal tuning of most Hawaiian ukuleles. And the baritone is tuned to D G B E. And if I play a vamp on it, it will sound like this: [Music playing] You notice the deep sound on it. Again, this is the largest of the ukulele family. And, you know, it takes actually a special ukulele player. Not everybody is drawn to a baritone. I really like it because of the low tones.

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