TAHITIAN UKULELE TUNING

G
C
E
A

TUNING: Tahitian ukuleles are tuned similar to Hawaiian ukes: GG CC EE AA but the C and E strings are tuned an octave higher. If you check out my uke in the picture above, the G strings are the ones at the top closest to that dorsal fin at the base of the neck. The A strings are at the bottom. You can tune your uke using an online tuner like the one above or you can just tune it the pacific way - by ear!: Place your finger on the 5th fret of the G strings, The open C strings should be tuned to that. Then place your finger over the 4th fret of the C strings to tune the open E strings. Place finger on 2nd fret of G strings to tune the open A strings. If youre a bit tone deaf then it might be a good idea to buy or download a multi-instrument chromatic tuner. They detect the pitch of each string you play and help you get it tuned accurately. Its normal for ukes to get out of tune, depending on how much you play, changes in weather, the newness and quality of the strings. Generally, the better quality the strings, the less tuning involved. sc_embed_player fileurl="https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/G4.mp3?_subject_uid=262705420&w=AADhsU5Cti6lsEs9oYCVBFJ40eidKCPwB3YUQrPCr3l8Rg"

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you sure that this is the origianl tuning for the Tahitian Instrument? I have experienced other tunings but have no recollection of what specifically they were. If you have any information on how to tune the tahitian insturment properly; I would enjoy the information. Please comment...

Maruru,

Rhian
Fiere de Tahiti

PR said...

Cuz, u can try G5 C6 E6 A5 or A6 D6 F#6 B5, but just make sure u got strings that can handle the strain! Im not exactly sure what the original old skool tuning is? the ukes I grew up around were more the Cook Islands style using G4 C5 E5 A4. Chur!

Anonymous said...

What is the best way to mic / pickup this for PA system?? It doesn't like a mic at all. Any recommendations for restringing, line choice?

Anonymous said...

if you are a serious performer you need a uke with a built-in pickup.

Anonymous said...

You can use a contact microphone, but it sounds very tinny. We normally use a vocal mic and stick it at the back by the soundhole.

Anonymous said...

I dont have a "plug in" to listen...
you know where can i search it??

Anonymous said...

when the page opens you will get a message at the top asking if you want to add the 'plug-on' If you accept it should load automatically. Do you have the latest Windows media player version?

Anonymous said...

where can i buy strings for my ukelele? thanx

Anonymous said...

At your nearest fishing shop

Anonymous said...

hey PA thanks, i tried G4 C5 E5 A4 and it sounded perfect :-)