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Flight Uke Tip: Ukulele Sizes, Part 2

In this Flight Uke Tip, we will discuss tenor and baritone ukuleles.⁠⁠The tenor ukulele was a natural progression for the instrument—if you’re going to make a concert ukulele, why not make it a little larger? The first tenor ukuleles were introduced in the mid 1920s. While the tenor ukulele is larger than soprano and concert …

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Flight Uke Tip: Ukulele Sizes, Part 1

Ukulele sizes can be confusing for new players. We classify ukuleles by their scale length–the distance between the nut and the saddle of a ukulele. Ultimately, larger scale instruments offer more space between frets than smaller scale instruments. You can play any size of ukulele, but you may develop a preference for a particular size. …

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Flight Uke Tips: Straps

One of the most helpful ukulele accessories is the ukulele strap.⁠⁠Straps have three benefits. First, they assure that you won’t accidentally drop your ukulele while you’re playing. Second, a strap frees up your playing. You can move your left hand as necessary, which is great for people who are learning barre chords. A strap makes …

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Flight Uke Tip – Strings (Part 3) Low G

If you play ukulele, you are familiar with its special sound which is due to its traditional tuning, GCEA. When the G is tuned above the C, this is called “reentrant tuning.” ⁠⁠Why is the ukulele tuned this way? The ukulele was developed in the late 1870s by immigrant wood workers who moved to Hawaii …

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Flight Uke Tip – Strings, Part II

Last month we discussed the strings that come with Flight ukuleles. This month, we will talk about different strings that you might want to try on your ukulele.  You should try different strings on your ukulele only if one of two things are true. First, if you don’t like the sound or feel of your …

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Flight Uke Tip: Strings (Part 1)

Some ukulele players obsess about strings, while others don’t give them much thought. String choice has a big impact on the sound of your instrument. There are many brands and types of ukulele strings, which are made around the world. The place to begin a discussion about strings is to discuss the strings that came …

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Flight Uke Tips: Humidity and Ukuleles

I have started a continuing series of Ukulele Tips for Flight Ukuleles. This article appeared in their social media on January 14, 2020.  The tips are meant to fit in a single Instagram Post. Many thanks to Flight Ukulele for making this possible. The photo is from the Oasis website. Show care for your ukulele by …

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Flight Uke Tips: Changing Strings

I have started what I hope will be a series of Ukulele Tips for Flight Ukuleles. This article appeared in their social media on December 8, 2019.  The photo above was used by Flight Ukuleles. The tips are meant to fit in a single Instagram Post (This one exceeded a single post, but future versions will …

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