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    Default Did I just buy the wrong ukulele?

    I went into the music store barely knowing anything about ukuleles. I ended up buying a baritone for $80 because the guy said baritones are the best for beginners and that I could play guitar and ukulele tuning. Then I looked up baritones and it said that tuning it like a tenor/soprano will ruin the ukulele. So how am I supposed to play ukulele songs on a baritone? Specifically The Break Up Song. Thanks a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen View Post
    I went into the music store barely knowing anything about ukuleles. I ended up buying a baritone for $80 because the guy said baritones are the best for beginners and that I could play guitar and ukulele tuning. Then I looked up baritones and it said that tuning it like a tenor/soprano will ruin the ukulele. So how am I supposed to play ukulele songs on a baritone? Specifically The Break Up Song. Thanks a bunch.
    Hi Frozen! Welcome to the forum!

    Typically, the local stores don't know much about ukes or what options are available. If they consider their own interests before YOURS, they will simply 'sell what's in stock'. That's not to say that this is what happened in your case, but I've seen it happen quite a bit.

    That said, I would hang on to the receipt, do a decent amount of poking about on this and other uke sites, and then decide if you want something different (or in addition to -- more likely ).

    Either way, have fun!

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    The thing is the store accepts no returns.

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    self-pwnt,

    you can slap on some tenor strings then tune higher.
    Da Papa Gutes Style - YOUTUBE MYSPACE

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    Phew! Almost a self-pwnt. The guy was kind enough to let me return it since it was only an hour ago that I purchased it. Anyway, now I need advice in buying a ukulele? What should I look for and stuff?

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    What should I look for and stuff is a very subjective thing. There is a wealth of Uke knowledge on this board but you need to be a bit more specific. Price range would be a good place to start. Previous musical backround, if any might help. Any info as to what brought you to the worlds most cuddly instrument could help those who post here in steering you in the right direction.

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    Sorry about that. Alright so I'm willing to spend about $80, my musical background is with drums and a trumpet. I want to play a ukulele because I want to be able to woo my girl with it. I'm interested in songs such as The Break Up Song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen View Post
    I want to be able to woo my girl with it. I'm interested in songs such as The Break Up Song.
    self-pwn in the making ???


    Alright so I'm willing to spend about $80
    look for mahalo, Lanikai, kala, basically anything you get in this price range will be about the same quality. Just buy a new set of strings you'll be set with what you want to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen View Post
    Sorry about that. Alright so I'm willing to spend about $80, my musical background is with drums and a trumpet. I want to play a ukulele because I want to be able to woo my girl with it. I'm interested in songs such as The Break Up Song.
    I keep hearing about this song, but I've never actually heard it so maybe I'm missing something...but did you say you want to woo your girl with the Break Up Song?

    (Sorry for going off-topic)

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    Haha, I never said I wanted to woo her with that song. I meant that song as an example on the style of music I want to use my ukulele with. Like R&B. I thought that was a good example since I hear it's a really popular ukulele song. But who knows, maybe when it's time I'll have to use that song.

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