12 Best Ukuleles to Buy for Beginners

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Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been developing your ukulele skills for years, shopping for the best ukulele for beginners is an important task.

There are tons of options out there to choose from, whether you prefer a soprano, concert, or tenor uke, but there’s no need to feel overwhelmed if you’re just getting started.

Let’s take a look at the best beginner-friendly options in each size so that you can be sure you’re picking out your new favorite!

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What are the different types of ukuleles?

The ukulele is one of the best beginner instruments. It is inexpensive, a portable size, and just loads of fun!

Although it has Polynesian roots, with a strong tie to Hawaii, the ukulele has expanded beyond island tunes to encompass all genres of music. Popular artists like Jake Shimabukuro, Jason Mraz, and even Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder have brought the ukulele into a more popular music spotlight. It is no wonder it has become such a phenomenon in recent years.

If you are looking to purchase your first ukulele, you may not be aware that there are different types of ukuleles. Each one is a different size, makes a slightly different sound, and can be tuned differently. With each type of ukulele comes a slightly different experience and sound that will appeal to new and seasoned players differently.

what are the different types of ukuleles? The different types of ukulele are, in order of size, the soprano ukulele, the concert ukulele, the tenor ukulele, and the baritone ukulele. All types of ukulele can provide that tingy, island sound you desire, but each type will also provide a certain playing experience.

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11 Best Tenor Ukulele for Amazing Quality

Have you just started getting acquainted with the ukulele or do you have years of experience under your belt already?

No matter what kind of history you share with this charming instrument, it’s understandable for you to want to make a well-informed decision when shopping around for your next model.

Take a look at these top 11 tenor ukuleles and see what makes each one special so that you can feel confident in choosing which one is right for you!

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12 Ukulele Experts Share Tips on Getting Started Playing Ukulele

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a better ukulele player and build your skills to the next level?

I’ve asked fellow ukulele players that have expert level playing abilities to share some advice for beginners based off their experiences.

Specifically, I asked this question:

What is your #1 tip for beginner ukulele players to improve their skills?

Here you will find excellent advice and it will behoove you to apply each of these top tips to make progress more effectively in your ukulele playing skills.

No matter what level you are on learning how to play the uke, you will find golden nuggets of practical advice that will help you grow as a ukulele player and improve your skills significantly.

Note: I hand-picked videos to go along with their responses that I thought were relevant to the advice given or simply to give you a closer look at each expert featured here. Plus, they are super fun to watch!

Let’s get started!

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12 Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners (Using C, G, Am, F)

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Did you know you can play nearly an endless list of easy ukulele songs for beginners with just four chords?

The keyword here is easy, so get ready to learn just a few chords and how to go about playing almost any tune you can think of because chances are these chords will fit right in.

Here’s why it’s possible.

In every song you hear, you will notice the repetition of the ukulele chords throughout the song. All pop songs, for example, have these repeating patterns.

Note: please be sure to have your ukulele in tune. I regularly use this tuner available on Amazon.

Here’s what this pattern looks like. Let’s suppose we are looking at the key of C.

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