Ukulele Tunings & Uke Size Chart with explanation: Soprano Concert Tenor Baritone

Ukulele Size Chart - Length, Scale & Body Shape

Ukulele Size Chart – Length, Scale & Body Shape

* The above pictured dimensions were taken from Luna brand ukuleles and can be used as a general rule for identifying purposes, with each brand varying slightly in measurement, but following the same order.

There are four main types of ukuleles: Soprano – Concert (or Alto) – Tenor – Baritone

Soprano: Tuning: GCEA, ADF#B

Concert (or Alto): Tuning: GCEA (re-entrant), GCEA (linear (tune G down an entire Octave))

Tenor: Tuning: GCEA (re-entrant), GCEA (linear), or DGBE (like Baritone)

Baritone: Tuning: DGBE (1st four strings of a guitar) 

**remember that the 1st string of any guitar or UKULELE is the one furthest from your face while playing      ** (the smallest/thinnest  string on a GUITAR is the first, and furthest away from your face while playing it)

 

 

UkeOut PAGE is the Island Guitar page to support our local (OR visiting) Ukulele players.

We have EVERYTHING you need to jam out or “UKEOUT” as it’s dubbed! Ukuleles, cases, ukulele display wall hangers and stands, straps, strings, tuners, learning books cd’s and DVD’s, cleaning kits, and a ton of COOL ukulele lover GIFT items, T-Shirts and fun accessories!!

Have a GREAT time exploring this site – Peace :)    Just use the search bar on top or side of this page to ask or search for anything ukulele, guitar, music, etc related!!  Search for information, photos and dates on UkeOuts, Concerts, Lessons, ANYTHING MUSIC !!

Play Ukulele,,,Be Happy :)

Next UkeOut Ukulele open mic night is @ Coconuts in Big Pine Key (Mile Marker 30.5 on US1) Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 (7-9pm)

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Night

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Night

***  NEXT UkeOut is Wednesday November 19, 2014 (7-9pm) @ Coconuts Bar in Big Pine Key, (Mile Marker 30.5) US1 in the Florida Keys, the Trop Rock Republic.

This is a magical place far far away from everything you’d love to leave behind and smack dab in the middle of EVERYTHING your musical soul desires.  If you are local or visiting Key West or the Lower Keys – DO NOT miss out on an island UkeOut!!

It’s time again for the monthly Coconuts Bar UkeOut Ukulele Jam Night in Big Pine Key, (Mile Marker 30.5), in the heart of the “Trop Rock Republic”, The Florida Keys,  is sure to be a true island experience. Don’t miss this awesome night full of laughing, music, dancing, learning the ukulele, showing one another what we DO or DON’T know LOL ,,, all the while having tons of great fun.

 

UkeOut (ukulele open mic jam) is one island tradition that has helped make Key West the Ukulele Capital of North America.

UkeOut PAGE is the Island Guitar page to support our local (OR visiting) Ukulele players.

We have EVERYTHING you need to jam out or “UKEOUT” as it’s dubbed! Ukuleles, cases, ukulele display wall hangers and stands, straps, strings, tuners, learning books cd’s and DVD’s, cleaning kits, and a ton of COOL ukulele lover GIFT items, T-Shirts and fun accessories!!

Have a GREAT time exploring this site – Peace :)    Just use the search bar on top or side of this page to ask or search for anything ukulele, guitar, music, etc related!!  Search for information, photos and dates on UkeOuts, Concerts, Lessons, ANYTHING MUSIC !!

Play Ukulele,,,Be Happy :)

Luna Ukulele Battery Powered or AC plug Amplifier Sale @ Island Guitar Key West & Dallas Pa

Battery Powered or AC plug portable ukulele or guitar AMP

Battery Powered or AC plug portable ukulele or guitar AMP

Battery Powered or AC plug portable ukulele or guitar AMP

Battery Powered or AC plug portable ukulele or guitar AMP

SALE    $59.99     SALE    $59.99    S ALE    $59.99   SALE   $59.99

SALE        $59.99      SALE

This sale ends 12-12-2014  or while supplies last

We   SHIP       WE SHIP    We SHIP

Take your show on the road in style with Luna’s vintage suitcase – look ukulele amp! Vintage tolex and a leather handle are authentic touches, crowned by vintage Island travel stickers that you can place yourself.

Guitar strap holders allow you to strap on the amp, plug in your uke and play untethered and unleashed! The amp opens for easy battery changes,storage of the included AC adapter, and even has a compartment with velcro lid to house your keys, cell phone, wallet or a small snack!

But wait!…there’s more! after your performance, a simple 1/4″ to 1/8″ adapter on your phone or ipod cord will allow you to plug in for mood music or an instant “party in a box”! (Jack adapter not included.)

  • SKU: UK SA 5
  • 5 watt portable amp with
  • 9 volt battery and AC adapter included
  • 1/4″ input
  • 1/4″ headphone out
  • Volume & tone control
  • Vintage tweed tolex
  • Vintage hawaiian stickers
  • Leather handle
  • Strap buttons
  • Inside storage

The next UkeOut, Ukulele Orchestra Association Meeting, & Open Mic Jam Night @ Green Parrot Wednesday Nov 12, 2014 Key West w/ Jeff Clark

Ukulele Key West Open Mic Night UKEOUT @ Green Parrot

Ukulele Key West Open Mic Night UKEOUT @ Green Parrot

Time to reel in the good times at the Green Parrot Bar in Key West this Wednesday night Nov 12th, 2014  8pm-11pm at the ukulele OPEN mic night and Ukulele Association Meeting with Jeff Clark UKEOUT PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!

Time to UkeOut again!

 

UkeOut ukulele parties are designed for total beginners and pros alike! 

 “Uke can DO It”

Swing in and give a look, a listen and even a try!!

Bring Your Uke, ukelele, ukulale, ewkewlele, ekulele or any other way you can spell it – just get one, play one, and start smiling!!

“Play Uke Be Happy” 


When is the next UkeOut Ukulele Orchestra Meeting Open Mic Jam Night @ Green Parrot? Wednesday Nov 12, 2014 Key West w/ Jeff Clark

Ukulele Night Green Parrot Key West

Ukulele Night Green Parrot Key West

Don’t miss the next UkeOut  (traditional island style ukulele party) and at the world famous Green Parrot Bar in downtown Key West,  in the heart of the Trop Rock Republic and the Florida Keys!

It’s just a short block off the 500 block of Duval Street.   Wednesday November 12th, 2014 starting as usual at 8pm and ending around 11pm

Time to UkeOut again!
Green Parrot Ukulele Association Meeting with  Jeff Clark

UkeOut ukulele parties are designed for total beginners and pros alike! 

Swing in and give a look, a listen and even a try!!

Bring Your Uke, ukelele, ukulale, ewkewlele, ekulele or any other way you can spell it – just get one, play one, and start smiling!!

“Play Uke Be Happy”

Violin, Fiddle, Cello & Piano Studio Key West & Dallas, Lessons Children & Adult, Beginner to Advanced, PRIVATE 1 on 1

Violin Cello Fiddle Studio Beginner to  Advanced 1on 1  Lessons Key West

Violin Cello Fiddle Studio Beginner to Advanced 1on 1 Lessons Key West

We are now offering Professional Violin, Cello and Fiddle lessons @ our Key West studio, FL  & Wayne’s World Dallas!

From beginner to advanced, children to adult  :)

Beginner to professional level and almost all age for violin, fiddle, cello, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright BASS, electric bass, drum, hand percussion, djembe, bongo, conga, ukulele, piano and keyboard lessons and music instruction in ALL STYLES by experienced teachers with impressive backgrounds and great people skills.

Go to our LEARN page http://islandguitar.com/learn/ 

or

call us during hours at either location http://islandguitar.com/contact/

We NOW RENT and SELL all MARCHING BAND instruments!

Thank You

Violin Cello Piano Studio Key West 1 on 1 lessons Child - Adult

Violin Cello Piano Studio Key West & Dallas  1 on 1 lessons Child – Adult Beginning to EXPERT

When is the next UkeOut Ukulele Orchestra Meeting Open Mic Jam Night @ Green Parrot? Wednesday Oct 8, 2014 Key West w/ Jeff Clark

Monthly Green Parrot Ukulele Association Meeting and UKEOUT OCT 8, 2014 Key West

Monthly Green Parrot Ukulele Association Meeting and UKEOUT OCT 8, 2014 Key West

Don’t miss the next traditional island style ukulele party and UkeOut at the world famous Green Parrot Bar in downtown Key West,  in the heart of the Trop Rock Republic and the Florida Keys!

It’s just a short block off the 500 block of Duval Street.   Wednesday Oct 8th, 2014 starting as usual at 8pm and ending around 11pm

Time to UkeOut again!
Green Parrot Ukulele Association Meeting with  Jeff Clark

UkeOut ukulele parties are designed for total beginners and pros alike! 

Swing in and give a look, a listen and even a try!!

Bring Your Uke, ukelele, ukulale, ewkewlele, ekulele or any other way you can spell it – just get one, play one, and start smiling!!

“Play Uke Be Happy”

When is the next UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night @ Green Parrot? Wednesday Sept 10, 2014 Key West w/ Jeff Clark

UkeOut Ukulele Jam Night in Key west @ Green Parrot

UkeOut Ukulele Jam Night in Key west @ Green Parrot

Don’t miss the next traditional island style ukulele party and UkeOut at the world famous Green Parrot Bar in downtown Key West,  in the heart of the Trop Rock Republic and the Florida Keys!

It’s just a short block off the 500 block of Duval Street.   Wednesday September 10th, 2014 starting as usual at 8pm and ending around 11pm

Time to UkeOut again!
Green Parrot Ukulele Association Meeting with  Jeff Clark

I will be there this month set up next to the pool table with loaner ukuleles and giving FREE lessons, TIPS and advise- the UkeOut is designed for total beginners and pros alike!  Swing in and give a look, a listen and even a try!!

 

Bring Your Uke, ukelele, ukulale, ewkewlele, ekulele or any other way you can spell it – just get one, play one, and start smiling!!

“Play Uke Be Happy”

Kids Music/Ukulele Summer Camp Key West 2014 @ The Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens AWESOME !!!!

Kids Music Ukulele Summer Camp 2014

Kids Music Ukulele Summer Camp 2014

Week one of Ukulele Camp 2014 was AWESOME!! Thank you to all the campers and camp helpers for making this years Ukulele Camp 2014 season kick off to a GREAT start – and we are looking forward to week #2 (July 14-18th  Ages 8-12)  

FUN and LEARNING and MUSIC and SMILES !!

Week #1 one was ages 4-8   WOW these kids were really anxious to get learning an instrument and get playing music along with some old and new friends!!

Ukulele was, as always, the most popular instrument – everyone wanted to learn a song on the ukulele LOL so we learned a few then moved on to steel drums, piano, violin, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar (second favorite instrument of all time at our music camps – in fact, electric guitar tied ukulele in popularity at a few camps!!

We are still taking registration for WEEK #2  (July 14-18th  Ages 9-12)     Call  305-414-8056  or msg  here

Play Ukulele, Be Happy

Sign Up NOW! Kids Music/Ukulele Summer Camp Key West June 16-20, & July 14-18 2014

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Now registering for the (June 16-20th Ages 4-8) and the (July 14-18th  Ages 9-12)  Ukulele Camp!!

2014 kids summer music/ukulele camp will be held, once again, at the beautiful Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden (College Rd Stock Island)

305-414-8056 or msg to reserve spot(s)

8am-noon daily MON-FRI

week price $160 per Child with sibling discount @$125

** your child DOES NOT NEED to bring anything to the camp – we supply ukuleles and other instruments!!

Although the primary focus is on Ukulele, we also learn about and explore the Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Steel Drums and Music History through a fun and positive experience integrating crafts, activities, stories, demonstrations, introduction to and real time with each of the instruments covered and much more!!

,,, this is what an authentic island music summer camp should be!!!

305-414-8056
www.UkuleleCamp.com

 

“Play Ukulele, Be Happy”

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Sign Up NOW! Kids Music/Ukulele Summer Camp Key West June 16-20, & July 14-18 2014

Kids Music Summer Camp Key West 2014

Kids Music Summer Camp Key West 2014

Now registering for the (June 16-20th Ages 4-8) and the (July 14-18th  Ages 9-12)  Ukulele Camp!!

2014 kids summer music/ukulele camp will be held, once again, at the beautiful Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden (College Rd Stock Island)

305-414-8056 or msg to reserve spot(s)

8am-noon daily MON-FRI

week price $160 per Child with sibling discount @$125

** your child DOES NOT NEED to bring anything to the camp – we supply ukuleles and other instruments!!

Although the primary focus is on Ukulele, we also learn about and explore the Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Steel Drums and Music History through a fun and positive experience integrating crafts, activities, stories, demonstrations, introduction to and real time with each of the instruments covered and much more!!

,,, this is what an authentic island music summer camp should be!!!

305-414-8056
www.UkuleleCamp.com

 

“Play Ukulele, Be Happy”

last years camp was soooooo much FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kids Music/Ukulele Camp Key West

Kids Music/Ukulele Camp Key West

 

Sign Up NOW!!! for Kids Ukulele Summer Camp in Key West June 16-20, & July 14-18 2014

2014 Ukulele Summer Camp Key West

2014 Ukulele Summer Camp Key West

Now registering for the (June 16-20th Ages 4-8) and the (July 14-18th  Ages 9-12)  Ukulele Camp!!

This years kids summer music/ukulele camp will be held, once again, at the beautiful Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden (College Rd Stock Island)

305-414-8056 or msg to reserve spot(s)

8am-noon daily MON-FRI

$160 per Child with sibling discount @$125

** your child DOES NOT NEED to bring anything to the camp – we supply ukuleles and other instruments!!

Although the primary focus is on Ukulele, we also learn about and explore the Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Steel Drums and Music History through a fun and positive experience integrating crafts, activities, stories, demonstrations, introduction to and real time with each of the instruments covered and much more!!

,,, this is what an authentic island music summer camp should be!!!

305-414-8056
www.UkuleleCamp.com

 

“Play Ukulele, Be Happy”

Free Lesson How To Play “Pretty Woman” main guitar riff TAB by Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison was famous for many songs – but Pretty Woman is one of my favorites – his voice was ONE OF A KIND and his guitar hooks are forever a part of American guitar songwriting.  When I first saw this clip I was really young but never forgot seeing it – the big beautiful voice and BIGGER than life opening guitar riff drenched in reverb are now recognizable parts of American Rock’n’Roll culture!

Here is the guitar TAB (tablature or number system for reading/writing guitar music)

Roy Orbison “Pretty Woman”

1st————————————–
2nd————————————–
3rd————————————–
4th————————–0—4—2—0—-
5th——————–2——————–
6th —-0—0—4————————

COUNT   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &   REPEAT

*** TIP: Play with even space between each of the notes.

Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936 to 1988)

Piano Violin Guitar Drum Bass Ukulele Lessons in Key West & Dallas – Beginner Advanced – Children Adult

Piano Lessons in Key West  & Dallas

Piano Lessons in Key West & Dallas

Beginner to professional level guitar, bass, drum, ukulele, and piano lessons and music instruction in ALL STYLES by experienced teachers with impressive backgrounds and great people skills.

Violin Lessons in Key West & Dallas

Violin Lessons in Key West & Dallas

Whether your looking for your first music lesson, or you are looking for advanced violin instruction, we can help you.

We can help with your equipment and instrument rental, purchasing,  repair or service needs along with all the learning supplies and tools of the trade!

Guitar Bass Drum Violin Piano Lessons Key West & Dallas

Guitar Bass Drum Violin Piano Lessons Key West & Dallas

You can inquire for lessons at any age from school aged children up – (no diapers)  :)  lol

Bass Guitar Lessons Key West & Dallas

Bass Guitar Lessons Key West & Dallas

Come as you are,,, then go PLAY !!!

Next UkeOut is @ Coconut Ukulele Orchestra Jam Night in Big Pine Key (Mile Marker 30.5) March 5, 2014

Ukulele Jam open Mic Night & UkeOut Party

Ukulele Jam open Mic Night & UkeOut Party in Florida Keys

Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Florida Keys

Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Florida Keys

***  NEXT UkeOut is Wednesday March 5, 2014 (7-9pm) Coconuts Bar in Big Pine Key, (Mile Marker 30.5) Florida Keys, the Trop Rock Republic.

This is a magical place far far away from everything you’d love to leave behind and smack dab in the middle of EVERYTHING your musical soul desires.  If you are local or visiting Key West or the Lower Keys – DO NOT miss out on an island UkeOut!!

It’s time again for the monthly Coconuts Bar UkeOut Ukulele Jam Night in Big Pine Key, (Mile Marker 30.5), in the heart of the “Trop Rock Republic”, The Florida Keys, is sure to be a true island experience. Don’t miss this awesome night full of laughing, music, dancing, learning the ukulele, showing one another what we DO or DON’T know LOL ,,, all the while having tons of great fun.

Play Ukulele,,,Be Happy :)

Jamie Sorbelli Of Island Guitar shop in Key West heasd to a UkeOut PARTY

Jamie Sorbelli Of Island Guitar shop in Key West heasd to a UkeOut PARTY

UkeOut (ukulele open mic jam) is one island tradition that has helped make Key West the Ukulele Capital of North America.

UkeOut PAGE is the Island Guitar page to support our local (OR visiting) Ukulele players.

We have EVERYTHING you need to jam out or “UKEOUT” as it’s dubbed! Ukuleles, cases, ukulele display wall hangers and stands, straps, strings, tuners, learning books cd’s and DVD’s, cleaning kits, and a ton of COOL ukulele lover GIFT items, T-Shirts and fun accessories!!

When is the next UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night @ Green Parrot? Wednesday March 12, 2014 Key West w/ Jeff Clark, Tim McAlpine, Jay Gewin, Rolando Rojas

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Key West

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Key West

Don’t miss the next traditional island style ukulele party and UkeOut at the world famous Green Parrot Bar in downtown Key West,  in the heart of the Trop Rock Republic and the Florida Keys!

It’s just a short block off the 500 block of Duval Street.   Wednesday March 12th, 2014 starting as usual at 8pm and ending around 11pm

Time to UkeOut again!
Green Parrot Ukulele Association Meeting with co-hosts Jeff Clarke, Tim McAlpine and Jay Gewin and special guests Rolando Rojas and others!!

I will be there this month set up next to the pool table with loaner ukuleles and giving FREE lessons, TIPS and advise- the UkeOut is designed for total beginners and pros alike!  Swing in and give a look, a listen and even a try!!

 

Bring Your Uke!

“Play Uke Be Happy”

“Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues” demo of a new guitar instrumental song i’m writing

Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues”  is an instrumental blues/funk guitar peice that i’ve been writing for the last few years since i’ve been living in Key West.  It is heavily influenced by my blues roots as well as the incredible vibe radiating from the energetic eclectically vibrating local music scene and it’s many local “Conch Rockers” and their addictive form of Trop Rock unique to the Florida Keys mixing American blues and country roots with Caribbean Cuban and Island Vibe sounds!

This is the soundtrack that was playing in my head the first time I cruised down Flagler Ave heading toward the nightly sunset celebration at Mallory Square, then onto one of the most fun music filled nights ever on world famous Duval Street!!   While you listen to my guitar during this song, I hope some of the energy, excitement, and anxiousness that accompanies a great adventure spark your imagination and curiosity!!

This take of the song is an early one-take live demo and it is something that will have updates from time to time as I build my ideas.

Enjoy!

Recorded with and on and in:

Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funkin’ Blues
written and recorded by Wayne Sorbelli, 2013

I used a Dunlop brass slide on one of my USA Reverend Guitars, good ol’ (Rocco #312) made by Joe Naylor in his east Detroit shop.

I recorded on a handheld BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder, one take, live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013.
Happy New Year!

USA Reverend Guitar – Dunlop Brass Slide – Roland Cube 80 Combo Amp – BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder

Live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013. Happy New Year!

www.islandguitar.com/category/sorbelli/

 

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night Wednesday March 12, 2014 Green Parrot Key West w/ Jeff Clark, Tim McAlpine, Jay Gewin, Rolando Rojas

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Key West Florida Keys

UkeOut Ukulele Open Mic Jam Night in Key West Florida Keys

The next traditional island style ukulele party and UkeOut is at the world famous Green Parrot Bar in downtown Key West,  in the heart of the Trop Rock Republic and the Florida Keys!

It’s just a short block off the 500 block of Duval Street.   Wednesday March 12th, 2014 (if this is an old date, click here http://islandguitar.com/ukeout/  OR CLICK UKEOUT on TOP MENU of this screen to refresh dates)

Party starting as usual at 8pm and ending around 11pm

Time to UkeOut again!


Green Parrot Ukulele Association Meeting with co-hosts Jeff Clarke, Tim McAlpine and Jay Gewin and special guests Rolando Rojas and others!!

I will be there this month set up next to the pool table with loaner ukuleles and giving FREE lessons, TIPS and advise- the UkeOut is designed for total beginners and pros alike!  Swing in and give a look, a listen and even a try!!

 

Bring Your Uke!

“Play Uke Be Happy”

Which string is the first 1st string of my guitar? Here is a word or two under my Free ONLINE Lessons and Hot Tips blog!!

FREE ONLINE LESSON  #1

1)  the first string on a guitar, or any stringed instrument, is the string furthest from your face while holding and playing the instrument – the (thinnest, smallest, skinny, little E) is the the first string on the guitar.

This may be  very confusing because EVERYONE refers to a guitar’s  tuning as  E,A,D,G,B,E which is naming the strings sixth thru first, which is very confusing to the beginning player.

“Big Bottom Low E 6th – E

5th – A

4th – D

3rd – G

2nd – B

Small little skinny thin high E 1st – E

Wayne Sorbelli

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Key West Guitar Center & Dallas Guitar Center

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