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6 Facts about the Tenor Ukulele

Learn about the tenor 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. Ok, we're going to be talking about the tenor ukulele. This is the third one up the strain from the smallest to the largest, this is the third size. They come in many, many different styles, four strings, six strings or eight strings. This is the one that gives you the most variety. For those that play guitar, the tenor would be best ukulele to play, because it gives you a lot more frets to play around with and have notes. It's about 21 inches, is the average size of a tenor ukulele. I prefer actually a tenor because of the size of the neck, it's a little bit slimmer. And, the tenor, if you do the vamp, it would sound like this. It should always feel good when you play it, so a tenor is my choice instrument.

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