Tuning Your ukulele
Ukuleles tend to jump out of tune very easily. It could be the tuning pegs or the strings on your ukulele or it could even be the room temperature. To be able to tune the ukulele, you must first know the following:
- Which string is G, which string is C, which string is E and which string is A
- Which tuning peg corresponds with each string
- Which way do you turn the tuning peg to tighten or loosen the strings
- How to tell when your ukulele needs tuning
1. Which String is which?
Each string has a different name but it may be difficult for you to know which string is which. The following diagram should help you but if it doesn't, contact us.
2. How do i know which tuning peg corresponds to each string?
You might not know which of the tuning pegs corresponds to each string but that's why we're here to help. The following image shows each tuning peg and the letter beside each peg indicates which string it corresponds to.
3. How do i know which way to turn the tuning pegs?
The tuning pegs turn different directions. The G and C tuning pegs turn up to tighten and down to loosen while the E and A tuning pegs turn down to tighten and up to loosen.
To tighten the strings:
To loosen the strings:
4. How do i know when my ukulele needs to be tuned?
Most people know by ear whether their ukulele needs to be tuned or not. Even if one of the strings is only a little bit off, you will hear it.
If you are ready to learn how to tune your ukulele, click here.
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