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Learning the `Ukulele Fingerboard (Finally!!!) FREE LESSON
Published: 2005-01-02 Updated: 2014-10-11 00:00:00 • 5543

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Learning the `Ukulele Fingerboard (Finally!!!)

It's easier then your think.

by Curt Sheller, Curt Sheller Publications

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.

A sharp raises a note one half step or one fret. A flat lowers a note one half step or one fret. A double sharp raises a note one whole step or two frets. A double flat lowers a note one whole step or two frets.

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