If you are accustomed to play the guitar and want to try to learn playing ukulele, baritone ukuleles could be the best option for you. With the largest size compared to the soprano, and tenor concerto, this ukulele will not surprise you when you meet transition from guitar to ukulele. In addition baritone ukulele tuning is the same with the bottom four strings of a guitar, which is d ‘g’ b ‘e, so it is easier for guitar players to instantly switch to the ukulele. The tuning of baritone ukulele which is the same as guitar produces a chord that is not too different from the guitar.
For ease of tuning baritone ukuleles, here are some steps that you can do.
First, before do the tuning process; get ready with your ukulele. It means that if you don’t have it, you should buy it first or you perhaps can borrow it from your friend. After that, you should make sure that you really have a baritone ukulele. Since each ukulele type has different tuning style, you should make sure the ukulele that you have is whether baritone, soprano, concert or tenor. If you really have a baritone ukulele, you can continue to the next step.
Second, you can open an online tuner, for example get-tuned[dot]com/online_ukulele_tuner.php or ukutuner[dot]com. Make sure your computer or notebook equipped with speakers. If you do not have an internet connection, the most convenient way of tuning your ukulele is by a help of the flute, harmonica or piano.
The third way, if you use the online tuner ukutuner[dot]com select parts DGBE. If you choose online get-tuned[dot]com/online_ukulele_tuner.php tuner, click on the appropriate string following order:
Equalized string number 1 (the bottom string) with E tone
Equalized string number 2 with B tone
Equalized string number 3 with G tone
Equalized string number 4 (the topmost string) with D tone
If you perform the tuning manually, then play the note you need to on your flute, harmonica, or piano, and then adjust the strings sound of ukulele you want to set.
The last way is to check again whether the tones produced by the strings of your baritone ukulele are in accordance with the sound in online tuner or harmonica, flute, and piano. If it is appropriate, then your ukulele is ready for action.
Because tuning of the baritone ukuleles is the same as the bottom four strings of a guitar, then you can use the guitar strings to be installed on this type of ukulele. Though of course make it easier and practical, the shortcomings of the baritone ukulele is the sound would be too bass like a guitar sound. You will not find the uniqueness and distinctive sound of a ukulele from a baritone type.
If you are already quite sophisticated and cunning in playing a baritone ukulele, you can learn the ways of further tuning so that you can explore more and more with your beloved ukulele. Hopefully this guidance of tuning baritone ukuleles in simple way is useful. Have fun to play your ukulele, guys!