If you are interested in raising your Uke appeal without spending a lot of time learning new techniques, you can add a lot of vibrancy by stepping up to an 8 string Ukulele! These Ukes feature four sets of strings which are tuned in pairs. Each set of 2 are meant to be plucked as one string and their close proximity to each other makes it almost impossible to do otherwise guaranteeing ease of play. They have an unmistakable chime that shares similar characteristics with the 12 string guitar. This variation gives the Uke an almost Chorus type affect and results in a more volume and a fuller sound.
While these Ukes have 8 strings, the tuning is the same as a regular 4 string Ukulele with these differences. The top two are both tuned to “G” an octave apart giving you a Low G and high G note. The next set is tuned to ‘C” also an octave apart, the next is tuned to “E” in unison and the bottom strings are tuned to “C” also in unison.
So there you are nothing new to learn! Play the same chords and notes that you already know and sound cool doing it. (Check out the Eddy Finn EF-98T pictured above.)