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How to Tune a Ukulele with an Electric Tuner

Learn how to tune a ukulele with an electric tuner from music teacher Jarret Delos Santos in this Howcast video.


Aloha, my name is Jarret Delos Santos and I was born and raised in a little town called Hana on the east side of Maui. Playing the ukulele and teaching the ukulele gives me a chance to perpetuate our culture. So today, we're going to be talking about the ukulele. Ok the other way to tune your ukulele, which is the best way I like, and the most common way, is to use an electronic tuner. And there are many different types of electronic tuners. We have the flat ones, where you sit it on the table, you pluck a note, and when you turn it on it will actually register and tell you whether or not it's in tune or not. The bad part about these ones that you lay on the table is that will actually pick up a lot of sounds from different areas and so if you're in a room with a lot of students or a lot of noise going around, this might be a little more difficult for you to, to tune your ukulele. The other part is these clip on types and I bought three different styles. Each one is good, when you hit the right note it actually lights up rather than hearing it, it actually goes by vibrations. So what you would do for instance is to clip it onto the crown of your ukulele, turn it on, and when you hit your chord, it'll actually register what note you're in. So it's very easy for you to find g, c, e, a, using these tuners. Also another note is that you wanna write your name on your tuners, very easy, when you're in a group of people to set it down or very common you see tuners being passed on from person to person and then it gets lost. So if you write your name you will never lose your tuner.

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