A reader asks about how to tune her ukulele.
Here’s Jenny’s tips about ukulele tuning.
If you have any trouble with getting your ukulele in tune, you might consider buying an electric tuner like the Snark SN6 Clip-On Ukulele Tuner.
Causes of Tuning Problems
1. New Strings
If the ukulele is new, the strings will go out of tune at first, because they are stretching to the new pitch. It takes the strings a while to get used to that pitch and stay in tune. The strings tend to go flat (lower in pitch) if stretching out is is the cause of the problem. It usually takes about a week for new strings to adjust.
2. Tuner issues
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