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pandagogi
04-21-2009, 12:32 AM
Who are some good Baritone ukulele artists?

I just recently got hooked unto ukuleles after a friend introduced me to it. After searchin around the internet to learn more I saw a video from hawaii music supply showing off the different sizes of ukuleles and when I heard the baritone ukulele I fell in love with the sound!

I just want to hear some artists actually playing on a baritone before I buy one.

UkeNinja
04-21-2009, 01:43 AM
Try some of guting's earlier Youtube vids :)

Link
04-21-2009, 01:46 AM
If you're looking for studio recordings on CDs or whatever... can't help, sorry!

If you wanna hear some baritone awesomeness, check out Alex's youtube channel:

www.youtube.com/bornagainjeeper

Especially this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJvjlA1kM2k&feature=channel_page

PoisonDart
04-21-2009, 04:58 AM
I don't know about being an artist, but I love my baritone!

It's the lanikai lu21be, and I most recently used it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYoEccBciS8

pandagogi
04-21-2009, 11:18 PM
Thanks.

I guess baritone just isn't played as much as the other ukuleles...

ichadwick
04-22-2009, 12:48 AM
How about Arthur Godfrey?

deach
04-22-2009, 01:14 AM
dirk.li plays bari.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2gPm-n_Kfw

deach
04-22-2009, 02:59 AM
Todd has some stuff too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reZEa0Cj7xM

Yopparai
04-22-2009, 03:49 AM
When I was little, the baritone was a bridge to guitar. Don't know how common that is, but it would explain why there isn't as much baritone uke tunage. I've returned to it recently and I really like it.

dirk.li
04-25-2009, 10:11 AM
dirk.li plays bari.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2gPm-n_Kfw

Well, only when I'm too lazy to transpose a song when it's too high for me to sing. Then I don't change the chord patterns and play it on bari, 5 half-tones lower... I also think that fingerpicking is easier on the bari because the strings are farther apart and it's less likely that you hit a string you're not supposed to hit... But, I like my bari... I just don't use it that often... :)

haole
04-25-2009, 10:57 AM
Jon Braman, the ukulele hip-hop guy, plays a baritone pretty much exclusively.

http://www.myspace.com/jonbraman

seeso
04-25-2009, 11:09 AM
The guy from Watercolor Paintings (http://www.onenightmusic.com/music/session/watercolor-paintings/) uses a baritone.

Ahnko Honu
04-25-2009, 11:09 AM
How about Arthur Godfrey?

Amen, Arther Godfrey the first name that pops into my mind when I think baritone ukulele. (showing my age with that comment)

nikolo727
04-25-2009, 11:11 AM
Bruce Shimabukuro plays one I think. (jakes brother)

MGM
04-25-2009, 12:53 PM
Baritone there is one King Player....BENNY CHONG BENNY CHONG BENNY CHONG

Ahnko Honu
04-25-2009, 01:11 PM
Baritone there is one King Player....BENNY CHONG BENNY CHONG BENNY CHONG

You left out BENNY CHONG.

HaileISela
04-26-2009, 05:35 AM
laughin' mrazzzz off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZUsZ-PVpk8

Pippin
04-26-2009, 08:00 AM
I play a bari on almost every song I record, but, that is to fill in the low end. I also play a concert or sorpano on most songs.

Pippin
04-26-2009, 08:01 AM
Baritone there is one King Player....BENNY CHONG BENNY CHONG BENNY CHONG

So, what you're telling us is Benny Chong plays a bari.... not in so many words. :D

Pippin
04-26-2009, 08:03 AM
http://www.guitarsite.com/news/images/guitar/guitar_boat_1.jpg

Whoa! Now that is a big geetar. Love it!

iamesperambient
04-29-2014, 12:04 PM
I don't know about being an artist, but I love my baritone!

It's the lanikai lu21be, and I most recently used it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYoEccBciS8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fom1lWPOWTo

cant find much videos of him playing but LD Beghtol is known for playign exclusively a baritone ukulele

pixiepurls
04-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Thanks.

I guess baritone just isn't played as much as the other ukuleles...

Well a baritone is basically a guitar missing 2 strings.. and I don't think its hugely popular. If more people knew it was basically a more simple guitar and easier to memorize chords for, well I think it could become quiet a very popular instrument. I wouldn't let its lack of popularity deter you. I ADORE MINE. Like I freakin love it. I can play it just like I always wanted to be able to play a guitar, sounds JUST as good to me. I got a Pono from HMS. Its so loverly..

Here are bunch of small clips of me playing my Baritone (I've been learning for 2 months so keep that in mind...)

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/30

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/31

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/32

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/35

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/48 <-- SO FUN to do on a baritone!!! Way more fun then on a Tenor etc.

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/53

The numbers are basically the number of the day I had been practicing.. anyway..

GET ONE!! you won't regret it :D The pono feels so solid and light too. Just a wonderful instrument. The guitar has been hugely popular for like 50 years, I think the baritone is a bit hidden because of that. I think that makes it all the more wonderful :)

Cornfield
04-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Check out Pa Brizzer in the Seasons

JonThysell
04-29-2014, 12:57 PM
Just follow http://humblebaritonics.blogspot.com/

All baritone, all the time. Great place to discover new artists.

Cornfield
04-29-2014, 01:09 PM
Just follow http://humblebaritonics.blogspot.com/

All baritone, all the time. Great place to discover new artists.

That is a great site

mds725
04-29-2014, 02:42 PM
Kimo Hussey plays a baritone ukulele sometimes. Here's a link to a "Kimo Hussey baritone" search on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kimo+hussey+baritone

jcarlos
04-29-2014, 03:24 PM
I play mainly baritone, I have a bunch of sound samples on my youtube if you wanna check them out

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLO2Pf0jLcz6Wy0FaIYLtdA/videos

dont forget that you can still string a baritone GCEA, its not limited to DGBE

jackwhale
04-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Kimo Hussey has recorded many songs on baritone using a Devine uke. He doesn't seem bothered about whether a baritone is a 'real' ukulele.

drbekken
04-29-2014, 07:20 PM
Baritone ukuleles are beautiful instruments. When I try to play guitar, my choice of keys is limited, to say the least. On a baritone, I can play in any key. And it sounds half decent too. I love the instrument.

iamesperambient
04-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Well a baritone is basically a guitar missing 2 strings.. and I don't think its hugely popular. If more people knew it was basically a more simple guitar and easier to memorize chords for, well I think it could become quiet a very popular instrument. I wouldn't let its lack of popularity deter you. I ADORE MINE. Like I freakin love it. I can play it just like I always wanted to be able to play a guitar, sounds JUST as good to me. I got a Pono from HMS. Its so loverly..

Here are bunch of small clips of me playing my Baritone (I've been learning for 2 months so keep that in mind...)

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/30

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/31

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/32

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/35

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/48 <-- SO FUN to do on a baritone!!! Way more fun then on a Tenor etc.

https://giveit100.com/@pixiepurls/n9wk8h/53

The numbers are basically the number of the day I had been practicing.. anyway..

GET ONE!! you won't regret it :D The pono feels so solid and light too. Just a wonderful instrument. The guitar has been hugely popular for like 50 years, I think the baritone is a bit hidden because of that. I think that makes it all the more wonderful :)


i dont think thats very much true anymore these days. Baritone ukulele and tenor guitar are really starting to take off i see a lot of interest
in baritones actually. Personally i love the sound of a standard uke, but i find my self playing baritone more. It plays like a uke still sounds
punchier than actual classical guitar and its still small and portable like a uke. I think it has a nice bass range but you can still play high up
on the neck and it really can sound very much like a uke, especially if you play it with your fingers and use a percussive technique.
I also play guitar since i was 14 (im 32 now) and i prefer baritone uke over any instrument. Electric steel string baritone uke is a very
fun instrument to have believe me.

iamesperambient
04-30-2014, 12:05 PM
Kimo Hussey has recorded many songs on baritone using a Devine uke. He doesn't seem bothered about whether a baritone is a 'real' ukulele.

i love his playing style he really brings out the 'island' sound on a baritone and to me if played by someone who knows what their doing
it is very much just a deeper voiced ukulele.

iamesperambient
04-30-2014, 12:06 PM
Just follow http://humblebaritonics.blogspot.com/

All baritone, all the time. Great place to discover new artists.

it is a good blog the baritone need mores attention.

iamesperambient
04-30-2014, 12:07 PM
it is a good blog the baritone need mores attention.

btw im a baritone uke artist i used to make ambient music on an electric baritone guitar
but now im making my music with an electric baritone uke (konablaster).
http://iamesper.bandcamp.com/album/a-dream-of-someplace-else-ep