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Learning the `Ukulele Fingerboard (Finally!!!)

It's a lot easier then your think.

PUBLISHED: Jan 2, 2005 UPDATED: Jan 12, 2019 • VIEWS: 63 • LESSON CODE: UL07

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: fingerboardlearning

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Learning the `Ukulele Fingerboard (Finally!!!)

Most players struggle with learning the names of the notes of the ukulele fingerboard. There doesn't seem to a pattern and notes repeat. There is an easy way and it's easier that you think!

Most players know the names of the open strings for their favorite tuning.

In C Tuning the open strings, from ceiling to floor - your nose to toes are named G C E A, no sharps or flats.

If you know the open strings (G C E A) you know fret (1) by sharping the open strings: G# C# E# A#. You also know fret (12), which are the same G C E A. By flatting each note you get fret (11) Gb Cb Eb Ab.

Sharp, Raises a note one semitones or one step.

Flat, Lowers a note one semitone or one step.

Natural, Cancels a previous double flat, flat, sharp or double sharp. Return a note to it's nature note or letter (A B C E F or G).

Double Flat, Lowers a note two semitones or one whole step.

Double Sharp Raises a note two semitones or one whole step.

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