View Full Version : Tenor or Baritone & Tuning ?

JT of PA
07-05-2011, 12:47 PM

07-05-2011, 01:26 PM
I would recommend the tenor size. The ukes from soprano to tenor have the same tuning(gcea). That means that you can play the same songs. The concert and tenor are just bigger versions of the soprano. The baritone is tuned differently.

07-05-2011, 01:47 PM
Poptart is absolutely right, but I'll add that the baritone is tuned in the same intervals as the Tenor, Concert, and Soprano, just not to the same notes. The baritone is tuned DGBE, which is the same as the top 4 strings of the guitar. So if you played the same chord shapes as someone on a Tenor uke, you'd be playing different chords--- for example, a G chord on a tenor is a D chord on a baritone.

For my money, a baritone uke sounds too much like a guitar-- it loses some of the inherent "uke-iness," so I'd stick with the Tenor, too.