Concert / Tenor Ukulele

The ukulele is a plucked stringed instrument, used as the main instrument in the music of Hawaiian Islands, Tahiti, and Easter Island that originally had five strings. It is an adaptation of the Portuguese cavaquinho created in the 1880s in Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants. It later spread to French Polynesia and Easter Island with a more rustic carving, giving rise to the Tahitian or Polynesian ukulele.

The four dimensions of the ukulele are soprano, concerto, tenor, and baritone. In the 1920s the ukulele concerto was developed, a little larger in size and also with a slightly deeper sound. Today the ukulele has four strings, but there are also six and eight-string models.

The concert size ukulele is about 58 cm, it is a little bigger than the soprano, is more comfortable to play, and has more free frets. In addition, the larger size of the soundboard offers more bass volume, greater sound depth than the soprano, and more space between the first frets.

The tenor size ukulele is approximately 67 cm, usually used a lot in fingerpicking. The larger scale allows for more separated frets, making fingering and chord formation easier. The greater separation between strings facilitates strumming. Also, its bigger soundboard offers more volume, with many more basses.

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