How to Tune a Ukulele
Tuning your ukulele is an important step in the learning process. The ukulele is a stringed instrument that has its own nut and a series of wooden buttons attached to it. In order to play the ukulele properly, you must properly use the tuning pegs. Most instruments come with a tuner, but if yours does not, you can buy one at your local music store. Tuning your ukulele takes some patience and regular practice.
The ukulele tuner is basically a tuning fork that is shaped like a baseball. It is wound onto the ukulele with a tiny screwdriver. Once it is wound onto the ukulele, it is gripped by the little finger of the left hand and pressed repeatedly on the string to make the little tuner depress into the fingerboard. This is the most common way that the tuners are used, but there are others as well. The first ones were made simply by wrapping the thread around the peg of the string and then pressing the string.
Tuning a ukulele is very easy once you get the hang of it. You just have to remember a few things to help you get started. The first thing to remember is to start tuning from the lowest E to the highest F note. Then when you have the strings tuned properly, you will need to move on to the second note, then the third and so on.
The ukulele tuner is actually very simple, but it still takes a little practice before you get the hang of it. Make sure to keep the tuning fork between the strings on the right hand side of the tuning pegs to get the best sound out of your ukulele. There are a number of ways to tune your ukulele but the most common is just to place the fork in the center of the strings. When the strings are tuned correctly, this creates a loop that the tuner rolls under each string.
Tuning a ukulele can be done with only one tuner, but if you do not have a spare one lying around, you should use two. Simply place the tuning fork over each string and roll it as you normally would. As you get more experienced with tuning your ukulele, you may want to purchase a ukulele that comes with a tuner already built in. The downside to this is that you may find it difficult to tune your own ukulele because the tuner is on a separate part of the ukulele.
Tuning a ukulele can be done in a variety of ways. With a ukulele tuner, you will just roll the strings and that is about it. But with free tuning, you have the option of wrapping the strings around a finger or rolling the strings higher or lower. With a ukulele that comes with a tuner, you should be able to roll the strings higher and lower easily enough so that your ukulele can play nice clean notes without having to resort to using an additional tuning device such as a fiddle or a bridge.