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Deviser Concert 23inch professional ukulele Solid Koa Top Koa back & side with Gig...
  • SOLID ACACIA KOA TOP UKULELE KIT :1.Hey!Right there.Do you want to start the Uke adventure ? This could be an amazing ukulele starter kit.You will get 1 x Glossy Solid Acacia KOA Ukulele DDS-24...
  • CLASSICAL UKULELE MATERIAL -Top (Solid Top Level A Acacia KOA),Back & Side are made of KOA.Fingerboard and Bridge are made of Rosswood.Gold-plating Head Machine.Pearl Inlay make it more elegant and...
  • DEVISER UKULELE: 10 years experience for Ukulele ! NAMM SHOW Every year ! Get your self a better uke ? Purchase right now.
  • PERFECT GIFT FOR BEGINNERS -Do you have someone who loves to play music ?,This could be an amazing gift for them.Good tune and Glossy finish,take it to where ever you want.Gorgeous looking,you will...
Bestseller No. 2
CAHAYA Concert Ukulele 23 Inch Starter Kit Beginner with Gig Bag, Rainbow Strap,...
  • đŸŽ”ă€Arch-shaped Back】The acoustic design of the uke body, with balanced resonance. The thickness, distance, and curved arc of the wood board make the sound reflection more concentrated and the...
  • đŸŽ”ă€Material】High-quality Sapele Spruce Plywood, giving it a full and powerful mid-bass tone so that the warm tone of wood can be fully expressed
  • đŸŽ”ă€Practical Suit】Includes gig bag, rainbow strap, digital tuner, ideal entry-level package
  • đŸŽ”ă€Ideal Instrument for Entry】Is suitable for all music lovers who want to try fingerstyle and sing. Also, easy to carry
Bestseller No. 3
Kmise Concert Ukulele Uke Acoustic Hawaiian Guitar 23 Inch 18 Frets Mahagany With...
  • Aquila String : Best String for Guarantee the Ukulele a professional Performance
  • No Hand Scratching : Neatly Fingerboard , Carefully Sanded Fret , Smoothly to Holding When You are Practice the Ukulele
  • Bone Nut & Saddle : Durable Quality , Perfectly Vibration Transmit , Make the Ukulele a Full Sound
  • Laser Engraved Pattern , Exquisite Design
Bestseller No. 4
Luna High Tide Koa Concert Acoustic/Electric Ukulele with Preamp, Satin Natural
  • High-Tide ukes are crafted from exotic tropical hardwoods and soundhole framed by an abalone ring
  • The full moon at the first fret causes the abalone wave fret markers "rise" as they make their way up the fretboard towards the moon's pull
  • This beautiful Luna ukulele features a deep koa body, producing full, deep sound along with the instrument's concert body size
  • A cutaway offers comfortable access to higher frets, and the mahogany neck, walnut bridge and fretboard add sustain and clarity to your tone
Bestseller No. 5
Hricane Professional Concert Ukulele 23 Inch for Adults, Koa Acacia Wood Ukelele...
  • 【Arched Back】The excellent resonance stability of acacia wood makes the ukulele sound smooth and clear. Features an arched back to give longer sustain, fuller, warmer and a bit deeper woody tones...
  • 【Great Sound】Mid-sized ukulele with a bit longer scale and more frets than a soprano, having louder–tuned G C E A. The traditional 23-inch ukulele has acacia body, walnut fret board and Aquila...
  • 【Koa Acacia Wood】 Made with very high quality solid acacia wood, handmade deluxe bindings. Having deep rich colors and varied grain pattern. The unique inlay around the sound hole makes the...
  • 【Professional Ukulele】The glossy finished 23-inch size concert ukulele could be an awesome instrument for beginner to intermediate and even for professional player.

Read More About Concert Ukuleles

The concert ukulele is a unique instrument, especially for the beginning player. It is an open-backed nylon string guitar that looks much like a classical ukulele, but is shorter and has only one fret. Many people think it is a bass guitar, since the strings run the entire length of the guitar body. This is not true, though, as the strings are arranged in columns to produce a different sound.

There are two tuning methods that are commonly used with a concert ukulele. The tuning methods are generally classified by how they operate on the neck. They are called parallel tuning and drop-bend tuning. With parallel tuning, the strings run parallel to each other on the neck. This produces a smooth tone, which requires fewer frets to tune.

Drop-bend tuning involves the strings being tuned to the note they are nearest to. Most concert ukuleles are equipped with a fifth string that can be dropped to the third string for a nice "twangy" sound. The ukulele sizes that are available are based on the length of the neck. There are three sizes to choose from: small, medium, and large.

The Concert Soprano Ukulele Scale is the most common one used for beginners. This scale, or "common" scale, contains just five notes. It begins on the sixth string, the note for the lowest note in the scale. It goes up three frets to the second fret, where it is again topped off. That's six frets to the next level, and so on.

Another tuning technique used in a ukulele is gcea tuning. The gcea or "open" tuning, as it is sometimes called, is a tunings similar to a standard tuning. The gcea starts on the sixth string and goes up three frets to the third fret. While not as deep as the regular tuning, it's still deep enough to produce a rich, warm sound. Most ukuleles that are made today come with an open tuning facility. This is great for those who are looking for a more complex sound.

Double dipping is another way to change the sound of a ukulele. Double dipping refers to tuning your ukulele to an E chord, which is the standard guitar tuning for an acoustic stringed instrument. While it will add depth to your sound, it can also change the pitch of the instrument strings which can lead to problems with high notes.

For the intermediate and advanced ukulele player there are two more techniques you can use. The first is known as the flatpicking approach, which involves placing the ukulele strings very close to the guitar neck. The advantage of this technique is that the strings may be tuned using all seven strings at the same time. Although not recommended for a beginner, if you use this technique you'll find that it adds a lot of variety to your repertoire. The second technique involves using nylon strings and striking the strings with your thumb rather than fingers.

Finally, if you are a new player and have never played a concert uke before it might help to familiarize yourself with the length of each string. The length of a string goes from the short (first string) to the longer (sixth string). Although it might be easier to view the length of each string by holding a chord in each position, it is actually easier to sight the strings by looking across the bridge of the guitar from the bridge to the bottom of the fret. So for example if the string is an E, you would look down on the bridge at the sixth string and figure the distance between the sixth string and the bridge as six inches.