The difference between ukulele and folk guitar playing sound

- Nov 20, 2019-

Ukulele is divided into four types, baritone, tenor, concert and soprano. The baritone is the largest of the four and measures approximately 30 inches. The smallest soprano is only 20 inches.

Compared with the brass music produced by the folk guitar, ukulele tends to produce a happy melody. This apparent difference can be attributed to the difference in length of the two instruments.

A longer neck of the guitar produces a lower pitch, while a shorter neck of the guitar produces a higher pitch.

This is why ukulele is often used to play fast, fun and cheerful songs such as Lenka's The Show. Folk guitars, on the other hand, are perfect for slow songs such as Eric Clapton's Tears of Heaven.


Edit by Height Musical Instrument News Department