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    Default Concert Ukulele

    Why do you suppose they call it a concert instead of calling it an alto Uke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike $ View Post
    Why do you suppose they call it a concert instead of calling it an alto Uke?
    Because it is in the same soprano range. The word concert means only size. The tenor means also only size, because it is tuned as a soprano or sometimes like an alto range. Tenor is a stupid naming, but I'm fine with soprano and concert.

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    ...'cause it's got a better sound than a soprano & people like to hear them more....
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarmo_S View Post
    Tenor is a stupid naming...
    I wonder what names we would have if someone had sat down and decided to invent a new instrument called a ukulele, and he wanted to make it in three sizes. Baby, Mama, Papa? One, Two, Three? The possibilities are endess.
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    Regular, Medium, Grande...
    Just Play

    Sopranos: 1st uke, Lanikai soprano LU-11 - Aquilas | 30's Martin style 0 - Martins
    Concerts: Kanile'a K-2 CP - Living Water | Islander AC-4 - Living Water | Waverly Street banjolele - Worth Browns
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    I think I read somewhere that it was marketed by Martin as being louder and thus better suited for concert halls (I may have imagined this and be completely wrong here).
    Pohaku "Yellow Label" Mahogany Soprano
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarmo_S View Post
    Because it is in the same soprano range. The word concert means only size. The tenor means also only size, because it is tuned as a soprano or sometimes like an alto range. Tenor is a stupid naming, but I'm fine with soprano and concert.

    The problem with tenors isn't their name. It's that most people are tuning them too high! :-0





    P.S. I please don't jump all over me folks. I am (half) joking...I do personally like them tuned down, but fully believe people should tune any way they please.
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    Pohaku "Yellow Label" Mahogany Soprano
    Weymann Model 10 Mahogany Soprano (c. 1918)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPG View Post
    The problem with tenors isn't their name. It's that most people are tuning them too high! :-0

    P.S. I please don't jump all over me folks. I am (half) joking...I do personally like them tuned down, but fully believe people should tune any way they please.
    That's why I put low-G on all of mine. (Also kidding)
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    Short, tall, grande, venti...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow21 View Post
    Short, tall, grande, venti...
    There’s someone who has drunk the kool-aid, errr, de-caf espresso
    :-)
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