Learning the `Ukulele Fingerboard (Finally!!!)

It's a lot easier then your think.

Published: 02 Jan 2005 Updated: 20 Oct 2021Visits: 640Code: UL07

Topic: Fingerboard Instruments: ukulele Subjects: Learning • Fingerboard

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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!

The names of the notes in music are only going to be one of the seven letters of the music alphabet: A B C D E F or G. That's it - only seven letter to name the notes.

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) G♭ C♭ E♭ A♭.

Sharp, Raises a note one semitone or one step. This one fret higher on the same string.

Flat, Lowers a note one semitone or one step. This one fret lower on the same string.

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

Double Flat, Lowers a note two semitones or one whole step. This is two frets lower on the same string.

Double Sharp Raises a note two semitones or one whole This is two frets higher on the same string.

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