Chapter 4 - Tuning
When you buy a ukulele, look it
over and explore it. The first thing to do next is to tune
it. The tuning method for the ukulele is very important. The
strings of the ukulele become loose quickly. It is
important that you are able to tuning it quickly; anytime, anywhere.
How about this? Are you all right? The tuning
scales of the ukulele are connected to one other. You
don't have to start "C". You may start tuning from whichever
scale you like.
- First, tune the 3rd string to
- OK? Next you hold the 3rd string
at the 4th fret, and play it.
It's note is " E".
- Next you must tune the 2nd string. The
"E " sound of the 3rd and 2nd free strings is
- OK? Next you must hold the 3rd fret
of the 2nd string, which is " G". Are you all right? It's
the same note as the open 4th string.
- Lastly, hold the 2nd fret of the 4th
string until it sounds the same as the open first string.
The most famous Japanese ukulele player is Shinji
Maki. He is a comedian . The disk of ukulele lessons
directed and acted by him shows the tuning of
the ukulele. It says the tuned up strings sound
like "Ha.na.ko.san". Hanako is the most famous
Japanese name of females . It sounds like "Hanakosan"
however I tune the strings. Do I have poor ears?