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Guitar or Ukulele? Choosing your right buddy!

September 17, 2017

Hi everyone,

today we are going to talk about music instruments, to be precise, we are going to talk about the basic difference between guitars and ukulele. Starting from the fact that I am not a musician but I’d love to learn new things every single day. I decided to buy both these instruments and I would like to give you an overview of what I have learnt from my experience.

Starting to learn to play a new instrument is both a money and time investment. For sure guitar are usually more expensive and harder to learn. So which are the basic differences?

  1. Appearance and style: a guitar has 6 strings while a ukulele only 4. Obviously guitars are bigger than ukuleles, therefore easier to manager for people with big fingers. These differences in appearance leads to differences also in the style and tones.
  2. Learning curve: the learning curve for the ukulele is absolutely easier than that of the guitar.  Within few weeks one can learn how to play a ukulele. The tension of the strings is lower on the ukulele, and there are fewer strings to manage, making it easier for beginners to play. But if you want to play a wide variety of music styles you should go for a guitar.
  3. The price: a ukulele is cheaper than a guitar, therefore the initial investment is less for your wallet. But it is actually easier to find a second hand guitar than a ukulele. So if you want to buy a good guitar you can look for a second hand one.
  4. The size: a ukulele is smaller compared to  a guitar, therefore is more portable. But the size can be a negative aspect too because it is actually harder to play for a person with big fingers.

 

To me these are the most important 4 factors to consider when deciding to purchasing one of these two instruments. But the final decision is up to you!

I hope that this post was useful to you and see you in my next post!

Giulia

 

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