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Common `Ukulele Tunings

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

PUBLISHED: Jan 2, 2005 UPDATED: Apr 11, 2012VIEWS: 24 • 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!

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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 (7).

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.

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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. Learning the notes of your instrument allows you the flexibility of not having to remember so many shapes. There are simply way too many chords, scale and notes patterns, and shapes to remember. It all comes down the notes.

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

If your goal is to finally learn the names of the notes on the ukulele fingerboard. Then Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning is your answer. Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning, has a step by step approach to finally mastering the ukulele fingerboard.

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

If your goal is to finally learn the names of the notes on the ukulele fingerboard. Then Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - G Tuning is your answer. Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - G Tuning, has a step by step approach to finally mastering the ukulele fingerboard.

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Any Song Will Do Updated: Dec 7, 2015

This is not really a song, but simply saying that for the purposes of a lot of the lessons and lesson series on this site ANY song will do for exploring the lesson's material and concepts presented in the lesson.

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 C Tuning, Low or High G. Shows natural, sharp and flat notes for the ukulele fingerboard. This tuning can be used on a soprano, concert, tenor and baritone ukuleles.

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

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High D. Shows natural, sharp and flat notes for the ukulele fingerboard. This tuning can be used on a baritone or tenor ukulele.

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

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for D Tuning, Low or High DG. Shows natural, sharp and flat notes for the ukulele fingerboard. This tuning can be used on a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele.

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