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    Looking for baritone uke songs...well I have a tenor tuned to dGBE...
    I can play any normal uke songs using same shapes but with a deeper tone or many guitar songs leaving out low e and a strings. But Iím looking for songs that sound good on baritone ukulele..
    Not sure if too clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darylmesa View Post
    Looking for baritone uke songs...well I have a tenor tuned to dGBE...
    I can play any normal uke songs using same shapes but with a deeper tone or many guitar songs leaving out low e and a strings. But I’m looking for songs that sound good on baritone ukulele..
    Not sure if too clear.
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    Tenor tuned dGBE doesn't sound quite the same as a baritone. I have both and they have a different sound which is accentuated by the difference between the reentrant and linear tunings. I use the tenor for strummed accompaniments and the baritone mostly for finger picked accompaniments.

    Any song can be played on either, it's a matter of trying them out and seeing which you like. I often try songs on different ukes with different tunings then decide which I like best.
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    Echoing what Geoff noted. Though there are different ways to tune the baritone (reentrant, linear, fifths - such as tenor guitar and octave mandolin), I believe the "standard" is linear DGBE. Recently mine has been tuned to standard and I flatpick Celtic and Irish tunes on it.

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    I have my tenor strung with Living Waters dGBE and the sound is very nice and natural with great tension.

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    I think you will find HumbleBaritonics tunes are all for standard DGBE, not re entrant dGBE, which is best for strumming, I think.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    The answer is "All songs" can sound good on baritone ukulele... or any ukulele for that matter.

    It's just an ukulele tuned in a different key, giving it a deeper voice.
    One could argue "more" music sounds right on a baritone ukulele than a conventional ukulele, because for the rest of the world, more songs were written with guitar in mind, and the baritone is pretty much a guitar with 4 strings.

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