`Ukulele • Piano Comparison

The `Ukulele is not as Black'n'White as the piano.

PUBLISHED: Mar 4, 2016 • UPDATED: Mar 4, 2016 • LESSON CODE: UL07-piano • VISITS: 29

piano ukulele Subjects: pickingchords

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`Ukulele • Piano Comparison

Piano has is so much easier when it comes to learning the names of the notes (the keys) of the keyboard. The standard piano keyboard is color coded. With the white keys being one of the seven letters of the musical alphabet A B C D E F G and the black keys either sharp or flat notes depending the direction and / or key, scale, melody or tonality.

Ukulele – even if the ukulele fingerboard was color coded black and white keys like a piano’s keyboard it wouldn’t be of much help as the repeating pattern is not a obvious as the piano. However there are a few frets that can be memorized before the others. These are the two frets and the open strings that are only one of the seven natural letters A B C D E F G - the white keys.

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