How do I tune my ukulele?

The notes to tune your ukulele to are G, C, E A. The C is the lowest of them all. You can remember that by thinking ‘Good Cooks Eat Anything’, ‘George Clooney Eats Apples’, Green Cats Enjoy Abrading, or think of your own swear words that make up a mnemonic you’ll remember.

Using a chromatic or ukulele clip-on tuner

I think this is the most accurate way of doing it. Clip-on tuners can feel the frequency vibrations of your strings, so, if we’re ever allowed to be in a room with other ukulele players, the clip-on will read only your ukulele. Click here for our affiliate recommendations on Amazon.

Tuning the ukulele to a piano

The usual tuning of a ukulele is re-entrant The notes are G C E A. C is middle C, and the others are the notes above middle C. That means that the lowest

G C E A are the notes that the ukulele is tuned to. Scroll past this cringey video from the past.

Tuning the ukulele by Ear, to itself

If you’re musically trained or pitch-perfect, you can tune the ukulele to itself. Here are notes to match:
Fret 7 of the C string matches the G string (if it’s standard re-entrant tuning) and fret 4 matches the E string. Fret 3 of the E string should match the G string (if it’s standard re-entrant tuning) and fret 5 matches the A string. Fret 2 of the G-string matches the A string. Fret 3 of the A string is C which is an octave above the middle C.

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