Using different sizes
Mark — Feb 11, 2015 12:43AM HST
Would you recommend buying and using different sizes of ukulele for someone who is an intermediate user (not quite a beginner, but no pro either)? I have a Kala Concert size ukulele, and was thinking of having a collection to include a soprano and a tenor. Do you think it would be detrimental to learning having different sizes? Is it better to learn with one size, and once that is mastered move on to different sizes?
4 Community Answers
Zachary Shimizu - Feb 13, 2015 at 10:08AM HST
The Ukulele Site Agent
Basically you would just been experiencing different sounds and feel. Everything is still played the same as far a chords and musical structure, so you wouldn't be harming your learning process. Only playing one size is fine but starting a collection will give you the advantage of feeling comfortable in any ukulele situation lol.
Glen - Feb 19, 2015 at 10:19AM HST
I also started with a concert size ukulele. Soon after that I bought a soprano and a tenor. At the beginning soprano felt too cramped and the tenor was a bit of a stretch, but going back to concert (after playing the others)I discovered that I had improved more quickly by switching sizes. The concert felt way more comfortable than before.
So, to sum it up, I feel that having different size ukuleles helped me to improve faster.
Alice Wymer - Feb 27, 2015 at 12:41PM HST
I think ukuleles are just like chips, shoes, tattoos and Airstreams . . . you just can't have one!
jesse - Jun 29, 2015 at 02:45PM HST
Economy of motion. No limits of emotion. Play every day. One MUST make contact to avoid feelings of being ignored. Do you hear your uke? Yearning to be played, touched, listened to...i have been building for 40 years, learn something new EACH day, if you dare...thanks for the ukulele.