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zztush
01-30-2017, 12:47 AM
This is frequent asked question by beginners. Hence we think it here this time.

We have harmonics (left figure below) on strings. 1/2, 1/3, 1/4...... They produce harmonics. 2/3 is perfect 5th. 3/4 is perfect 4th. They resonance well. Violin family is perfect 5th tuning. Ukulele family is perfect 4th tuning (including guitar and double bass). In violin, when I play G string (green on the right figure below), rest of the strings are open and they have perfect 5th relationships, they resonance each others. This produce very nice violin sound. I play on G string but other 3 strings work too for resonance. We have same resonance on our ukulele with perfect 4th tuning.

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And if we tune them C and G we have this resonance on whole instruments (figure below). If I play soprano G string, the rest of the open strings resonance. Next pineapple are all open strings, hence they resonance too, because they are same C instruments. Even all of the open strings of baritone (G instruments) resonance because she has perfect 5th relationship between C instruments.

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Hence we have C and G tunings in string instruments and we have nice resonance.

Louis0815
01-30-2017, 09:23 AM
:confused: Pineapple is just a body shape, not another ukulele scale....

just sayin'

zztush
01-30-2017, 11:53 AM
Thank you Louis! The title has also a typo.
bariton > baritone

But I can not change the title. no edit there. Have a good day!