The soft, sweet sounds of the ukulele are famous the world over. The uke first appeared in Hawaii in the 1800s and has since become synonymous with the culture and music from this island paradise. That said, over the years the uke has found its way into the world of mainstream music as well. Artists such as Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, and Taylor Swift have all played the ukulele on a track or two. Now you can let the captivating tones of the ukulele echo through your home or practice space with one of your very own. Ukuleles come in four main sizes – soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. Sopranos offer the highest pitch, concerts have distinct mid-range tones, tenors feature a deep tone and long fret board, while baritones showcase the lowest ukulele tone and are tuned differently from their counterparts. Because each style of ukulele produces a different sound, having an idea of the type you want to play will make your decision much easier.
If this is your first ukulele, you may be interested in picking up a starter package. Complete sets such as the Rogue Ukulele Starter Pack provide you with a quality instrument, as well as learning material to get you off and running. Maybe this ukulele isn’t for you, but rather your young son or daughter? If so, there are options specifically for them, like the Alfred Kid's Ukulele Course Complete Starter Pack Pack, with smaller ukes that are easier for them to hold and learn on. Read More >