The guitalele. What is it and why should you buy one? A blog about how playing the ukulele can be useful for beginners and even more experienced players.
The guitalele is a compact instrument with the tuning of a guitar, but the size of a baritone ukulele. It is tuned to ADGCEa (like a guitar capoed at the 5th fret). The strings are made of nylon like on regular ukuleles, making this instrument great for fingerpicking as well as strumming.
The guitalele has been made popular by guitarists such as Paul McCartney and Andy McKee who used it in their music. The recording quality is so good that it is often mistaken for a classical guitar. This makes it a great addition to any guitarist’s collection, as well as an ideal starting point for someone wanting to learn guitar.
The guitalele’s small size makes it easy to carry around, but it also allows you to use regular-sized guitar chords without stretching too much (which can be hard on smaller instruments). This means you can easily play your favourite songs right away!
As a beginner, there are a few advantages of playing the guitalele over the guitar.
It’s smaller and lighter than the guitar. For example: the Yamaha GL1 has a scale length of 470mm (18.5 inches), which is just slightly smaller than a standard soprano ukulele. The body is also about 50% smaller than a standard acoustic guitar.
It’s easier to hold and play for longer periods of time because it’s smaller and lighter. Especially if you’re young, have small hands or have lost strength in your hands due to an injury or arthritis.
The strings are easier to press down on because they’re thinner. This can be useful as a beginner or for someone with problems pressing down steel strings on a guitar.
The frets are closer together, which makes playing chords easier especially if you have small hands or fingers.
An added bonus is that many guitaleles come with a built-in electronic tuner, like the Yamaha GL1 has one in the sound hole.
What is that thing?
I thought the same when I first saw a guitalele. It looks like a regular guitar, but smaller. And it has nylon strings. Which makes it sound like a tiny classical guitar. But there are some differences between a guitar and a guitalele:**
* A guitalele has 6 strings while a regular guitar has 6 or more.*
* A guitalele is tuned like the top four strings of a guitar (A, D, G, B) plus an additional high string (e). This is called concert tuning which means that it’s tuned to A, D, G, B, E.
* A guitalele is usually around 1/4 to 1/3 the size of a regular guitar.*
* A guitalele has nylon strings like the ones on a ukulele.*
What are the advantages?**
* It’s cheaper than buying a regular guitar.*
* It’s easier to learn because it has fewer strings.*
* It sounds different from a regular guitar.*
Advantages for beginners:**
* The learning curve is lower than with a regular guitar.*
* You can take it with you everywhere you go because of
What is a guitalele (guitarlele)?
A guitalele is a 6-stringed instrument with guitar tuning. The strings are tuned like a guitar but an octave higher (ADGCEA). It is a mixture of a guitar and a ukulele. It is therefore often called the guitarlele or ukuitar.
The guitalele has the size of a baritone ukulele but has guitar tuning. The instrument was developed in 1997 by Yamaha as an alternative for children who want to learn to play the guitar but find it too big. Nowadays, however, many people play the guitalele and it is also used in music lessons.
I started playing the guitalele in January 2019 and have been playing it ever since.
The most important benefits of the guitalele are:
It is smaller than most other string instruments so it takes up less space in both your bag and at home.
It’s easy to take with you on vacation or on a trip because it’s so small and lightweight.
It sounds similar to the guitar but has less bass so that your melody always stays clear.
Guitalele is a hybrid instrument with characteristics of both guitar and ukulele. It is a six-stringed instrument similar to a guitar but with a smaller body and scale length, tuned up one fourth or one fifth (depending on the manufacturer) to ADGCEA or GCEA.
The guitalele’s small size and tuning make it very portable and playable for guitarists. It has appeared in music genres such as folk, rock, pop, jazz, country, bluegrass, and classical. The guitalele is growing in popularity because it offers the portability of a ukulele but with the playability of a guitar.
The guitalele is an ideal travel companion for experienced guitar players looking for an alternative to the ukulele for on-the-go playing. The guitalele makes an excellent choice for beginners who are looking for a more challenging instrument than the ukulele.
The guitalele is a hybrid between a guitar and a ukulele. It comes in different sizes, but the most standard size is around 23 inches. This makes it about half the size of an average guitar.
The guitalele has six strings like a normal guitar, but the strings are tuned differently. The tuning is GCEA (or ADF
The guitalele is a relatively new instrument that has been around since 1991. It is made by Yamaha and is basically a cross between a guitar and a ukulele. It is tuned to ADGCEA which means that the strings are tuned to the same pitches as the top five strings of a guitar, just an octave higher. This makes it very easy for guitarists to pick up and play, though it can be difficult for non-guitarists to understand how the instrument is tuned.
The guitalele is usually strung with nylon strings, but in some cases steel strings may be used. It has six strings, but its small size means that you don’t need to fret them all at once like on a regular guitar. Instead, you can just use your fingers to press down on one or two at a time, like on a ukulele. This makes it easier for children or people with small hands to play the instrument, though many adults enjoy playing it too.