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Ukuleles are not part of the typical bluegrass ensemble. Due to a renewed popularity in the United States, they are becoming more common at bluegrass jams.

A major hurdle for ukes is the ability to be heard in such a large group. The combination of the small size and nylon strings makes projecting the sound quite a challenge. One solution to this is playing a banjolele. It is the same size and tuning as a ukulele but being built on a banjo body means that it is typically louder and projects better than a traditional ukulele. If a banjolele isn't an option, then using larger ukulele sizes like tenor- or concert-sized ukuleles could be helpful.

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