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Common `Ukulele Tunings

Exploring the three common ukulele tunings: C, G, and D.

PUBLISHED: Jan 2, 2005 UPDATED: Apr 11, 2012 • VIEWS: 4 • LESSON CODE: UL101

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: tuningsbeginner

Common `Ukulele Tunings

Any tuning is possible on a ukulele as long as the ukulele’s construction supports it and a string is available.

There are three somewhat common tunings in popular use today, C, D and G tuning - with C tuning the most popular.

A dedicated page on Common and Not So Common Ukulele Tunings

Tune the Ukulele Like a Banjo

Tune string one down a whole step and you have a Banjo like tuning.

Tune the Ukulele Like Other Instruments

Mandolin

The standard mandolin tuning is tuned in Perfect Fifths G D A E. Aquila has a set of strings available to tune your ukulele like a mandolin.

Any tuning is possible on a ukulele as long as the ukulele's construction supports it and a string is available.

End of Lesson - Thanks, Hope You Enjoyed It!

Related Lessons

Related Lessons for Common `Ukulele Tunings at this time.

Natural, Sharp and Flat Notes of the `Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning • Updated: Aug 3, 2018

Standard music notation, the natural, sharp and flat notes of the ukulele fingerboard for C tuned ukuleles. Covers both high C and low G tuning variations.

Natural, Sharp and Flat Notes of the `Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning • Updated: Jan 2, 2005

The D Tuning comes in two versions where string four is either tuned to the "A", a major second below string one or low "A" where string fours is a perfect fifth below string three.

The D tuning with a low A is the same as the thin four strings of a standard tuned guitar with a capo at fret (9).

Natural, Sharp and Flat Notes of the `Ukulele Fingerboard - G Tuning • Updated: Oct 18, 2016

The G Tuning comes in two versions where string four is either tuned to the "D", a major second below string one or low "D" where string four is a perfect fifth below string three.

The G tuning with a low D is the same as the thin four strings of a standard tuned guitar.

Related Books

Related Books for Common `Ukulele Tunings at this time.

Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning
Updated: Apr 19, 2017

Finally, learn the names of the notes of the fingerboard. - C tuning

Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning
Updated: Sep 23, 2009

Finally, learn the names of the notes of the fingerboard - D tuning.

Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - G Tuning
Updated: Aug 23, 2009

Finally, learn the names of the notes of the fingerboard - G tuning.

Related Lesson Series

Related Lessons Series for Common `Ukulele Tunings at this time.

Common Ukulele Tunings
Updated: Jan 1, 2003

Any tuning is possible on a ukulele as long as the construction supports it and a string is available. There are three somewhat common tunings in popular use today, C, D and G tuning - with C tuning the most popular.

Related Lesson Files, Resources and Assets

Related Assets for Common `Ukulele Tunings at this time.

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G
Updated: May 11, 2019

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High D
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for D Tuning, Low or High A
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

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