Re: Marching Eueks
Posted by BDSO on 12/21/2020, 5:57 pm, in reply to "Marching Eueks"
Umm...do you mean Ukulele (uke)? If you are serious, I'd look at getting plastic ones as you don't want to expose wooden ones to the elements. But, no matter what you will need to mic them, unless the whole band is going top play them. But, you also need to consider size. The three main sizes are soprano (the one everyone thinks of), concert (the next size up and equally as popular as the soprano), and the tenor. All three are tuned the same, but have different timbres due to the size. There is also a baritone uke that is the largest and tuned like the four high strings of a guitar. This would be considered a "transposing" instrument. It also has the most projection and is probably the most comfortable to play. It sounds like a classical guitar had a baby with a uke. It is actually my favorite. If I were going to have multiple ukes on the field, I'd would have all five plus maybe a good bass uke (strung like a bas guitar but usually with thick rubber strings). It would make a nivce uke choir. But, if this is just for "effect" go with the soprano and be done with it. |
As for brands, Kala and Lanakai are good brands for schools. They are like the Bach and Yamaha of the Uke world. Lots of models from beginner to advanced.