Common questions

What should my ukulele be tuned to?

What should my ukulele be tuned to?

What Is Standard Ukulele Tuning? The open strings on a ukulele are most commonly tuned to the notes G, C, E, and A. This is known as standard tuning. To create a more rounded even sound, some people prefer to string their ukulele with a low G string rather than a high G.

Why do new ukuleles go out of tune?

Ukuleles come pre-strung with nylon strings which have never been brought up to pitch! They will go out of tune immediately due to the elasticity of the nylon and the looseness of the knot holding it in place. Many players will keep re-tuning endlessly until the strings get broken in.

Are all ukes tuned the same?

There are many different sizes and shapes of ukuleles available. The most common sizes are soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. Although the names of the different sizes imply different tuning, you may be surprised to learn that soprano, concert, and tenor are tuned exactly the same to each other to g’- c’ – e’ -a’.

What is G tuning on a ukulele?

Ukuleles are one of the few instruments to use a tuning method called re-entrant tuning, which means that the strings are not organized from the lowest pitch to highest pitch (like they are on a guitar or a piano, for example). Since the G-string is higher in pitch than the C-string, this is known as “high G” tuning.

What’s the best way to tune a ukulele?

HOW TO TUNE. Here is how to tune your Uke using our online chromatic tuner: Grant access to your microphone when prompted Place your Ukulele as close to the microphone as possible Select the string you want to tune (or tick “Let the Tuner auto-detect strings” to make tuning easier) Play a note for the string you’re on Fine-tune this note by…

What does the letter g mean on a ukulele?

Tunings denote this with a lower case letter, as in the standard tuning, gCEA. Each of the four letters of the tuning name denote the corresponding string on the ukulele, starting from the bottom (the string closest to your chest). The most popular ukulele tuning is known as gCEA.

Which is the highest pitch of a ukulele?

Quick answer: G-C-E-A. That’s from low to high. And that low G is tuned up one octave, making it the ukulele’s second-highest open-string pitch (only the top-string open A is higher). Why is the ukulele tuned gCEA? The gCEA tuning is the most popular ukulele tuning nowadays.