Common `Ukulele Tunings

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

PUBLISHED: Jan 2, 2005 • UPDATED: Apr 11, 2012 • LESSON CODE: UL101 • VISITS: 13

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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.

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Comparing the High G and Low G, C Tunings

Exploring the differences in these two common C tunings.

Natural, Sharp and Flat Notes of the `Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning

A chart in standard music notation of the natural, sharp and flat notes of the ukulele fingerboard.

Tuning Your `Ukulele

From tuning by ear to using phone apps and electronic clip-on tuners.

Lesson Books

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Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning

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

Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - D Tuning

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

Learning the Ukulele Fingerboard - G Tuning

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

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

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Common Ukulele Tunings

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.

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Related Assets for Common `Ukulele Tunings at this time.

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Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G

Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G.


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Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for G Tuning, Low or High D

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.


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Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for D Tuning, Low or High A

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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