tuning your ukulele

new uke tuning diagramIf you own a Tinkers Damn ukulele, you may initially find the unusual arrangement of the tuning pegs a little confusing. I hope this diagram will help clear things up. It shows the head of a right-hand ukulele in a typical tuning of, “Good Cows Eat Asparagus,” or G-C-E-A. The small letter on each string is the note played by that open string, and the arrows point to the knob used to tune the named string. If you use an electronic tuner you can adjust the strings in order by working around the tuning knobs in a counter-clockwise direction starting with the knob for the G string.