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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 semitone, 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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