Which is the best tuning for a ukulele?
Standard tuning is gCEA, which is the most common ukulele tuning. The aDF#B tuning is shifted two frets, and brings out a sweeter ukulele tone. The DGBE tuning is more common for larger ukuleles, and it will give you the same root notes as the top four strings on a guitar.
How can I tune my ukulele to soprano?
You will likely come across this alternative tuning for the soprano, especially if you delve in to playing traditional Hawaiian music. You can easily tune your ukulele to ADF#B from GCEA, by using your A-string to tune your G-string up to A.
What was the ukulele tuning in the 1920s?
The ukulele craze of the 1920s here on the mainland adopted the higher tuning, while in Hawai’i, the original tuning survived. I got a set of strings to try my baritone gCEA, tried it for a while, luckily the same set tuned well to dGBE, I love the reentrant 4th string on the uke
Can a concert ukulele be tuned in fifths?
The concert ukulele can be tuned in fifths also, with the tuning of: C-G-D-A. Again the same reasons as for the fifth tuning of the soprano can be cited – fifth tuning allows for easier melodic playability.
Can a uke be tuned up to BB?
Whenever you are experimenting with an alternate tuning, always slowly tune anything UP. If you go too far up in tuning you may break the string or damage the instrument. On the uke you are only moving up one and a half steps to Bb so it shouldn’t be too big a deal.
How is the 4th string of the ukulele tuned?
So, for GCEA tuning, the 4th string is tuned to a G, the 3rd is tuned to a C, the 2nd is tuned to an E, and the 1st is tuned to an A. Perhaps it helps a bit to know that this odd string numbering scheme is common for other stringed instruments (like guitars) as well.
What’s the best way to tune a slide uke?
Just lightly touch all the strings and play your slide uke. In this tuning you are moving the A up to a Bb, so be careful. Whenever you are experimenting with an alternate tuning, always slowly tune anything UP. If you go too far up in tuning you may break the string or damage the instrument.