Kala KAT User guide

Kala KAT User guide
Tuning:
What are the four strings on a ukulele?
This ukulele tuning is equivalent to the tuning of the last four strings on a guitar. Sometimes
this tuning is referred to “G tuning.” Slack-key Tuning (G, C, E, G) — If you just strum the
strings as open strings, you are strumming a C major chord, which makes this a very open
tuning.
What is standard tuning for a ukulele?
Standard tuning is gCEA, which is the most common ukulele tuning. The tuning aDF#B
(called D 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 should a ukelele be tuned?
Memorize the string pitches. The most common ukuleles, the soprano and tenor ukuleles, have
their 4 strings tuned GCEA: the G below middle C (low G), middle C, E, and A. Each string is
tensed or loosened with a tuning knob at the top of the fretboard. Locate the tuning pegs.
Tuning the strings:
1. Tune the G string. Tune the G string (the closest string to you) until it is in tune.
2. Play A. Place your finger on the second fret (second open space from the top) on the
tuned G string. ...
3. Tune the A string. ...
4. Play G on the E string. ...
5. Tune the E string. ...
6. Play E on the C string. ...
7. Tune the C string.
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