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aehalt
11-26-2012, 01:44 PM
To be honest, I was never interested in baritone ukuleles. But, after receiving one as a gift I thought about how there might be some songs more tailored to that. I know it's the last four strings of a guitar so there is bound to be many guitar-ukulele transfers but I actually haven't seen many baritone videos in general.

Got a favorite? I would love to see it :)
Thanks

OldePhart
11-26-2012, 01:48 PM
Look at drbekken's videos - most of them are on baritone and he is very, very good.

THen there's the ukulele cowboy society guy - he's got a million baritiones and is also very good.

Eugene ukulele has some baritone vids, though I think his favorite size is the concert.

John

mm stan
11-26-2012, 01:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xvWUXfQTw

aehalt
11-26-2012, 02:22 PM
Thanks ill check those out! I find myself putting the baritone down because I miss the sweet tones of my standard ukes. Just wanted to see if there were some gems worth tabbing on the baritone. I've been home with a cold and not much else to do but strum. And blow my nose... It's not all bad!

OldePhart
11-26-2012, 02:26 PM
Thanks ill check those out! I find myself putting the baritone down because I miss the sweet tones of my standard ukes. Just wanted to see if there were some gems worth tabbing on the baritone. I've been home with a cold and not much else to do but strum. And blow my nose... It's not all bad!

Honestly, as a guitar player I probably wouldn't have a whole lot of use for a baritone uke if I hadn't finally tried reentrant tuning on one - wow, all the sweetness of ukulele with the deep tone of the baritone - best of both worlds!

John

Hippie Dribble
11-26-2012, 02:31 PM
I have a playlist on my yootoob thingy with about 20 songs on baris for what it's worth... :o
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD5298989D32F699B&feature=view_all
I think you're right, some stuff just sounds right on a baritone...blues and jazz especially work great I reckon.
Happy strums mate and get over that cold! Lots of water, vitamin C and garlic... :)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-26-2012, 02:37 PM
Humble Baritonics (http://humblebaritonics.blogspot.com/) is a great site for baritone ukulele inspiration and resources.

itsme
11-26-2012, 02:42 PM
To be honest, I was never interested in baritone ukuleles. I know it's the last four strings of a guitar...
No, it's the first four strings of a guitar (DGBE), not the last (which would be EADG).

Sorry, but it's gotten to be a pet peeve of mine when I see it referenced incorrectly so often here.

Hippie Dribble
11-26-2012, 02:44 PM
Dr Bekken's channel is pure baritone awesomeness:
http://www.youtube.com/user/drbekken
I think he has a new album coming out in a few days as well, lots of jazz era standards and all on bari. Can't wait...

coolkayaker1
11-26-2012, 02:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUtb4L0N3LM&list=PLD5298989D32F699B&index=15&feature=plpp_video

pabrizzer
11-26-2012, 03:02 PM
I love the Bari and have several clips on my YouTube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/user/pabrizzer?feature=mhee
Someone has put a couple of my clips on the Humble Baritonics site.
Really nice gift!

aehalt
11-26-2012, 03:05 PM
Ok actually, I'm now confused. I was under the impression that the ukulele an guitar have offering notation when it comes to string numbering right? It maybe I'm wrong.. What I mean is with gcea the a string is the 1st string, but with a guitar eadgbe the high e was the 6th string.. Wait I think I've got it wrong haha oh well I'm posting this anyways

itsme
11-26-2012, 03:27 PM
Ok actually, I'm now confused. I was under the impression that the ukulele an guitar have offering notation when it comes to string numbering right? It maybe I'm wrong.. What I mean is with gcea the a string is the 1st string, but with a guitar eadgbe the high e was the 6th string.. Wait I think I've got it wrong haha oh well I'm posting this anyways
No, it's not backwards, it's the same for all stringed instruments. On a guitar, the high E is the first string and the low E is the 6th.

drbekken
11-26-2012, 06:42 PM
One of my favorite baritone players is Benny Chong, who plays a re-entrant baritone. AMAZING jazz playing, to say the least. There are some great videos of him on youtube.
And I also recommend the Humble Baritonics blog.

Ben_H
11-26-2012, 07:51 PM
There's a great clip on Humble Baritonics of a (Japanese?) lady playing a latin number. As well as the chords and singing, she is uses her fingernail on the fretboard as a Guiro and knuckles on the sound board to accentuate the (rhumba?) rhythm. It's great and I'm practicing it myself for when our uke group plays Sway but it takes a bit of concentration and co-ordination.

Humble Baritonics has loads of great stuff! It's required daily viewing for me.

ogah
11-26-2012, 10:11 PM
Kimo Hussey's DeVine baritone playing of Killing Me Softly.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHKoOHG-Ngw .. is just so beautiful..

bonesigh
11-27-2012, 04:05 AM
Great one Eugene. Thanks!

My current favorite on the uke bari is "Walking on Air" from the movie "The Snowman". If you've never seen it give it a try. Great holiday movie, 30mins of music and fun.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUtb4L0N3LM&list=PLD5298989D32F699B&index=15&feature=plpp_video

v30
11-27-2012, 04:14 AM
One of my personal favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-m_8mYFwZM

ukuleledaveey
11-27-2012, 04:30 AM
the bari is a awesome uke, i was very reluctant to get one when i first started playing the uke, but as many of the people on here started getting them i became very curious, then someone at the old uke club i used to go to had one, and he did a duet with someone on a soprano and the 2 sounded beautiful together. i knew then i had to get one and luckily it must of been good ukulele karma there was abari for sale inthe next town to me on ebay, and i managed to get a steal for 50 quid, i am very much still a basic learner player on any size of uke, but some songs really just do sound better on the barie mine is a standard dgbe tunning, which i find compliments my limited singing voice, anyway here is a vid of me just to show you can play a tune if you havent been playing the uke or bari for very long :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCTKcOvHlsU&feature=plcp

aehalt
11-27-2012, 03:20 PM
The Coyotes song is so awesome! I love te sound of the Killing me Softly as well. The Bari looks like it might be a keeper. How would one go about making it reentrent.. Meaning what gauge should I buy or is there a trick about it such as buying a wound guitar string or something?

srpm
04-05-2013, 04:31 AM
Not to be confused with the beautiful song by the same name written by Dirk Powell. This is one of my favourite tunes to play on the baritone. The tuning is DGBD



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gboztfQpB0

HumbleUker
04-07-2013, 07:52 AM
Hello Seekers for Baritone Ukulele examples. I am the person that keeps compiling Baritone Ukulele videos and information on two blogs: Humble Baritonics and The Barried DoGBonE. My name is Jeff and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. I have been collecting YouTube videos and website links wherever I can find them. I usually don't post bari videos if they're tuned GCEA, I try to stick with DGBE except for exceptional videos in other tunings.

Humble Baritonics (http://humblebaritonics.blogspot.com/)
The Barried DoGBonE (http://thebarrieddogbone.blogspot.com/)

There are many great Baritone videos out there in a variety of styles. Doogey9, Pabrizzer, Dr Bekken, BitterflyBandito (Jon formerly EugeneUkulele), Mathias Kom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q07YQb0h1Gg), Those Darlins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDPQaXWEED8), The Haunted Windchimes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwtT58Y3Cgo&feature=youtu.be).