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Choosing the best ukulele for beginners

Choosing the best ukulele for beginners

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The ukulele is a great instrument to learn, for several reasons. It's fun, it's easy to learn, it can help the beginner learn skills that will transfer to the guitar, and starter ukuleles can be very cheap. But are the cheapest ukes worth buying? How much ukulele does a beginner need, anyway? There are 3 main factors that go into choosing a ukulele: size, materials and price. Below is a quick, simple rundown of what to look for in buying that first ukulele - and how to get the most ukulele for the money. Choosing a Ukulele Size Basically, there are 4 main sizes of ukulele to choose from: soprano (or standard), concert, tenor and baritone. Soprano ukulelesare the most common size of ukulele and the most likely to make the classic "plinky" ukulele sound that most people assoc...