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I always say that a bad first guitar will hold a learner back badly. However I don't hesitate to recommend starting with a ukulele from the bottom end of the market, because: nylon-strung instruments are more forgiving of cheap construction than steel-strung guitars they are so cheap -- little more than a round of drinks -- they can be treated as a ...


There are four main sizes of ukulele: Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone. Soprano, Concert, and Tenor are all tuned the same so it's just a question of fretboard size and resonance. The Baritone is tuned differently and probably not what you want. You should choose among the other 3 based on what size is comfortable--go to a store and try them out. ...


If you want to get started playing fingerstyle ukulele, there are lots of books you can pick from. The one I used to get started and recommend is called 20 Easy Fingerstyle Studies for Ukulele by Rob MacKillop. The book walks you through a lot of the different techniques used in fingerstyle through exercises and simple instrumental songs. The book comes ...


If you have the ability, you can rearrange songs yourself. There are plenty of fingerpicking style ukulele tabs out there, but their quality may not be the best. As @MarkM suggests, Jake Shimabukuro is god-level at playing the ukulele but never sings. I recommend listening to his songs, and if you like them, his songs and rearrangements are available as ...


Although the ukelele is often used as an instrument to provide chordal accompaniment (strummed or picked) to other instruments, or commonly voice, there is absolutely no reason why you can't explore other ways to play it, which are not primarily as an accompanying instrument. For instance, you can play single note lines, as you would on any other ...


Youtube is your friend when looking for this kind of inspiration: I think it's safe to say that it possible to play the Ukulele without singing.


Yes, of course you can play the ukulele without singing. You can play a lot of instruments while singing, but that doesn't mean that every time you play the instrument you should sing. You should try it, and if you like it, you can sing and play ukulele at the same time.

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