The ukulele is a small four-stringed guitar that is associated with Hawaiian culture: portable, cheap and simple to play, compared to other instruments. The popularity of the ukulele has only grown recently; It was made as a copy of s small guitar-like instruments that were introduced to the Hawaiians by the Portuguese in the early 19th century. It comes at different sizes, types, and prices. Now, we’ll briefly look at the baritone ukuleles and beautiful songs you can play on it.
The baritone ukulele is the biggest of the four types available. It usually takes a lot of patience and skills for an individual to figure out how to tune it properly. The baritone ukulele is designed to look like a traditional guitar. The difference is that a few strings are often absent. Blues and jazz players mostly use this type of ukulele on a daily basis.
With this ukulele, you will be able to generate a greater number of sounds, thanks to the fact that its tone is more serious and moves away a little from the characteristic sound of a ukulele.
Benefits of Playing Songs in Baritone Ukulele
The main benefits of playing the instrument are the following:
- Discover a new community and make new friends, you will be able to find a wide variety of forums on ukulele where you will be able to share your experiences with other instrument lovers.
- Enrich your musical repertoire because it is a versatile musical instrument; it allows you to incorporate new songs into your collection.
- With the baritone ukulele, you can play essentially all musical styles.
- Easy to learn – with just three chords you can perform a wide variety of songs.
- It is an economic musical instrument, so you won’t hurt your wallet too much.
- It helps improve listening and creativity skills.
- Strengthens memory.
- Easy to transport.
- Ideal for all ages, from kids to seniors (you’d be surprised how many seniors pick it up on a daily basis).
Baritone Ukulele Tuning
To tune a Baritone Ukulele is quite easy since the way to tune it is very similar to that of a guitar. The tuning in G6 is specific to the Baritone Ukulele and the notes that form it are D, G, B, E, as in the first four strings of a guitar. If they are tuned in this way, the tuning will be linear and if we tune the fourth string, an octave more acute will be reentrant.
It’s that easy to make your baritone ukulele song sound incredibly good.
Best Baritone Ukulele Songs
Now that you know much about baritone Ukulele, you may be wondering what kind of songs you can play with this beautiful instrument. Here’s a list of songs you can play and have a good time with your friends and family.
Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band
Auld Lang Syne
Blowin’ in the Wind by Peter, Paul & Mary
Both Sides Now by Judy Collins
Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay
Edelweiss (Sound of Music)
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
Everything Is Beautiful by Ray Stevens
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
Gentle on My Mind by Glen Campbell
Hallelujah by Jeff Buckey
Happy Teacher by The Turtles
One Love by Bob Marley
Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
Peaceful Easy Feeling by The Eagles
Pearly Shells by Don Ho, Burt Ives
Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul & Mary
Put a Little Love in Your Heart by Jackie DeShannon
The Rainbow Connection by The Muppet Movie
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by B.J. Thomas
Rhythm of Love by Plain White T’s
Riptide by Vance Joy
Sing by Carpenters
Singin’ in the Rain
Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver
That’s Amore by Dean Martin
This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
Top of the World by Carpenters
We are the World by USA for Africa
We’ll Sing in the Sunshine by Gale Garnett
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
When I’m Sixty-Four by The Beatles
You are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis & Ray Charles
While I’ve just listed the best baritone ukulele songs, the truth is that there are more songs you can play with your baritone ukulele. Most of the songs are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise, from beginners to seasoned professionals.