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How do you tune a ukulele?

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To tune a ukulele, tune the strings from top to bottom to the notes G, C, E and A. Start by tuning the fourth string, or the string closest to the bottom of the ukulele, to the note A. Tune the rest of the strings of the ukulele from bottom to top using other strings as references.

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  1. Tune the fourth string

    Tune the fourth string to the A note. You can use a piano as reference, or you can use another ukulele to match the A tone.

  2. Tune the third string

    Place your finger on the fifth fret of the third string. If the third string is in tune, it should be an A and should match the tone of the fourth string. If the third string is not in tune, adjust the third string using the tuning peg. Place your finger on the fifth fret of the third string, and determine if the tone matches the A from the fourth string. Continue this process until you have a tone match.

  3. Tune the second string

    On the second string, place your finger on the fourth fret. If the second string is in tune, the tone should match the third string. If the second string is not in tune, adjust it using the tuning peg. Continue the process until the tone from the fourth fret of the second string matches the tone of the third string.

  4. Tune the first string

    Put your finger on the second fret of the first string. If the first string is in tune, the tone matches the second string. If it is not in tune, adjust the tuning peg until it matches.

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