What order do you put ukulele strings on?

Positioning: The 4-string standard ukulele follows the 4-2-3-1 formation. The most common order of the ukulele strings come with the typical g-C-E-A or G-C-E-A tuning. These four notes denote the strings and correspond to the number 4-3-2-1. This is the most common convention of the ukulele string.

Why are ukulele strings out of order?

However, the Ukulele is right, and the strings are kept out of order for a specific reason. Sometimes the order of the strings needs to be maintained while changing strings. The right order, string tension, and tuning of the strings can give a brighter sound and increase the life span of the strings.

What do the numbers on ukulele chords mean?

The numbers at the bottom refer to the finger that you use rather than the fret. So a 1 would mean you fret that string using your index/pointer finger, a 2 would mean you use your middle finger and so on. It’s important to remember that the refer to fingers not strings (often they’re the same so it can be confusing).

Which is the 1st string on A ukulele?

Ukulele String Names and Tuning It’s important to know that the string closest to the floor is the 1st string. The string closest to you is the 4th string. The 1st string is tuned to an A, the 2nd string an E, the 3rd string is C, and the 4th string is a G as shown in the diagram below.

Why does ukulele have high G?

The high G gives more of that classic ukulele sound. The low G gives you some extra notes for fingerpicking, and added richness. It makes the uke, especially with a tenor size, a little more guitar-like.

What does the 7 mean in ukulele chords?

In the key of C this gives us four notes: C, E, G and B (1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th notes in the C major scale). We call it a seventh chord because we have added the 7th note in the scale (B), which is also the note that makes the chord a 4-note chord, and also gives the chord it’s distinctive sound.