Ukulele Low G Tuning
What does ukulele low G tuning means? A standard tuning ukulele is G-C-E-A with the 3rd string (C) being the lowest. This means that the strings are not organized from the lowest sounding to highest like a guitar. This is give ukulele it's signature sound!
Ukulele with low G string will make the strings organized from lowest to highest pitch. A high G string will make it sound bright and happy which is what people commonly hear. It sounds great for strumming but for fingerpicking, we will have lesser range of notes to play.
The benefit of having wider notes to play with is that we can make a song more playable. Often times if you find a tab, the numbers will jump around hugely or there is simply not enough of the low notes. You can think of it like a 61 key piano and 88 key piano, for some songs there is simply not enough notes.
This is especially true if you want to get into ukulele fingerstyle, the ukulele low g string will make it sound fuller and warmer.
How to tune to low G?
One easy way to change to low G tuning on ukulele is to remove your current high G string and change to a new set of strings that has the low G string label. You won't be able to just tune your ukulele to a low G as it will be too loose and it won't sound good.
Another option would be to buy a low G tenor ukulele. This would be the best option as a tenor ukulele is set up for low G and is bigger in size. The sound is also more suited for fingerstyle. Watch the video below to see and hear a tenor ukulele in action!
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