Tag Archives: Guitarists Guide

The Ukulele: A Guide for Guitarists – Playing Styles

Guitarists approaching the ukulele may wonder at the various styles of playing available to them. Of course, as any instrument, the ukulele can be played any way you please, as is famously demonstrated by James Hill. But there are some recognized styles that are established in books, tutorials and players who have mastered them. Here are some… Read More »

The Ukulele Buyer’s Guide for Guitarists

Here’s part four of a series I’m writing – a compendium of ukulele information with the migrating guitarist in mind. If you missed it, check out the previous installment: Chords 10-15 years into this latest wave of ukulele happiness, more ukulele manufacturers have cropped up than you can shake a stick at. Prices range from $30 to well over $3,000. As a… Read More »

Ukulele Chords for the Migrating Guitarist

Here’s part three of a series I’m writing – a compendium of ukulele information with the migrating guitarist in mind. Read the previous installment: Tuning the Ukulele If you’ve read the previous post in this series on tuning, you know that the four strings of the ukulele map – at least relationally – to the top four strings of the guitar:… Read More »

The Ukulele: A Guide for Guitarists – Tuning

Here’s part three of a series I’m writing – a compendium of ukulele information with the migrating guitarist in mind. Read the previous installment: Ukulele Sizes photo credit Guitarists trying to make sense of the ukulele may be thrown off by the reentrant tuning. Reentrant tuning is when the strings on an instrument are not ordered from lowest to highest,… Read More »

The Ukulele: A Guide for Guitarists – Ukulele Sizes

Here’s part two of a series I’m writing – a compendium of ukulele information with the migrating guitarist in mind. Read the previous installment: Introduction For all intents and purposes, guitars come in one size. Ukuleles, on the other hand, come in four common sizes, with a couple additional outliers. Each of the four sizes is 2″ longer in scale… Read More »