Is a soprano ukulele good for beginners? – Get Plucky With The Ukulele

Here are the pros and cons. Pros

Cons : The most obvious advantage of a soprano ukulele is the very low price point, so its a good investment.

: The most obvious advantage of a soprano ukulele is the very low price point, so its a good investment. The lower your ukulele keys are pressed down the smoother and more articulate your soprano will sound. Some people like to work with the bottom of the keys while others just prefer to press them as far back as possible for better tonal balance. Regardless of this preference, there isn’t really any great difference for beginners. Cons

: A lot of ukulele players and teachers recommend pressing all the keys. If you are going to start working with a soprano ukulele, make sure you really focus on the bottom first. The more you press the upper strings back, the smoother the sound will be. This is an important concept to learn if you hope to sound a lot like me: don’t do it for the first few lessons and get comfortable with it! Pros

Cons : More work to learn to practice on the lowest keys.

: More work to learn to practice on the lowest keys. The lower your ukulele keys are played, the finer and more natural the sound will be. My preference is to press as close to the fretless position as possible when possible and then work my way up to the top position. Pros

Cons : Easier to maintain a nice tight pitch.

: Easier to maintain a nice tight pitch. Practice really easy when playing a ukulele at lower settings.

Do You Know What A Good Pitch Is?

I think about this a lot and I would argue that a good pitch is one that sounds nice when played loudly and with a good sustain/tone sustain. I’m sure a lot of you are starting to look around at all the various low-pitch ukulele strats and bemoaning the fact that they never sounded nice to me. The thing with the low-pitch ukulele is that you can make great pitches with no notes and a big hit.


Some people are more into tone than rhythm because they like to learn things quickly and without a lot of practice and there is an element of both. I feel the same way about the high-pitch ukulele too and I will say that some of

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