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Friction Tuners

How many times have you shopped for a ukulele and overlooked an instrument because it has those strange friction peg tuners at the back? How many people opt for the geared tuners that adorn the majority of ukuleles and guitars?⁠…

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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…

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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…

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Ukulele 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…

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The mysterious 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…

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