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Why should I choose a banjo ukulele?

Banjo Ukuleles are the best banjos you’ll find anywhere, which is good news for any banjo enthusiast or dedicated uke player who wants to extend their range. It’s also an excellent instrument for anyone starting on banjos as banjo ukuleles are used the same way as banjos.

 

When playing banjo ukuleles, you will also need to consider the banjo ukulele strings and which banjo ukulele tuner is best suited for your needs. Another factor to consider would be which banjo ukulele bridge works best for your chosen banjo uke.

 

How to play a banjo ukulele?

Banjo ukuleles are very easy to play, as they have the same chord variations and strumming patterns as regular banjos. They are tuned in the same way as other ukuleles but will also contain a fifth string used to change or lower your key for certain songs. The chord positions are adjusted to account for this fifth string, and you should find the same chord shapes as regular ukuleles.

 

Banjo ukuleles can be played with a pick or your fingers, depending on the style of music you’re playing and where you’re playing, as some banjos can sound very loud when played in a typical acoustic environment. You can play your banjo ukulele with any other instrument such as a concert or soprano ukulele, guitar, piano, and you can even add vocals if you wish.

 

How to tune a banjo ukulele?

Banjo ukuleles are tuned the same way as other standard ukulele four-string instruments. They have a re-entrant tuning, so the lowest to highest pitch strings would be G4 C4 E4 A4. You can also tune them up or down half a tone for different sounds and effects.