The guitalele tuning is a hybrid instrument that combines the best parts of a ukulele and a guitar. It’s tuned like a regular ukulele but with a deeper pitch, so you can play chords on it like you would on the guitar. If you’re new to the instrument, then here are some tips for tuning your guitalele:
tuning guitarlele’s to standard guitar tuning
- Tune your bottom string to D. This is the same as tuning a regular ukulele, except, instead of tuning it to C, you tune it down to D.
- Once the bottom string is tuned down, tune all other strings up in standard tuning order until they’re in tune (this may require slight adjustments). The top string will now be an octave higher than normal!
If you’re tuning a baritone guitalele, the bottom string should be tuned down to D.
If you’re tuning a baritone guitalele, the bottom string should be tuned down to D. This is the same as tuning a regular ukulele (but without the higher strings).
If you’re tuning a standard guitalele and want to play along with other people who are playing ukuleles, then don’t tune it up an octave. It’ll sound weird!
If you’re tuning an extended range guitalele and want to play along with other people who are playing guitars, then don’t tune it down an octave. It’ll sound weird!
Guitalele is tuned like a regular ukulele but with a deeper pitch.
The guitalele is tuned like a standard ukulele but with a deeper pitch. You can tune your guitalele to one of the following tunings: standard tuning, baritone tuning (DGBE), 6 string tuning (DADG), and 8 string tuning (DADGBE) or 12 string tuning for your custom sound.
Can you tune a guitalele to standard tuning?
You can tune a guitalele to standard tuning, but it’s not a good idea. If you want to play songs in standard tuning, you should use an actual guitar. They’re great for that purpose! Guitaleles are primarily designed for playing music written specifically for them. When you try to use one as an alternate guitar, it doesn’t sound very good because the strings are too far from each other on the fretboard and don’t have enough tension.
So if you have a guitalele and want to play some songs in standard tuning, it’s perfectly okay—but we recommend buying another instrument instead of trying to modify your guitalele into something else.
Can you play a guitalele like a guitar?
Yes, you can play a guitalele like a guitar. But you might be disappointed if you’re thinking of playing it like a guitar. The guitalele is tuned to the same notes as a ukulele—CEA (low to high)—and it has four strings instead of six. It has the same neck shape and body size as a full-sized acoustic guitar but with only half as many frets. And while it’s designed to work with both hands covering two octaves each, you can also put your pinky down on some of those higher frets and stretch out into other keys if that sounds good.
Whether or not your left hand will be able to reach those higher notes will depend on several factors: how long your fingers are; how flexible they are; whether or not they have calluses at the base; whether or not you’re wearing any rings on them (which could make them slippery when pressing down).
What key is a guitalele?
If you’re a guitar player, “guitalele” might seem like an unusual word. But even if you’re not familiar with the instrument, it should be pretty easy to figure out that guitalele tuning is the same as regular ukulele tuning:
Eb Ab Db G C (the same as baritone ukulele)
The only difference between this and a regular ukulele is that it’s tuned lower—on top of being tuned down an octave in pitch when you play a chord on your guitalele, each string will also sound one note higher than its equivalent in standard guitar tuning.
What is the tuning on a 6-string guitar?
The tuning of a 6-string guitar is E A D G B E, the same as standard tuning. The only difference is that the 6th string on a 6-string guitar has a deeper pitch. If you’re used to playing with just 4 strings and want to add in another, we recommend choosing an instrument with an extended range like this one.
Standard tuning means that each note of the open chord will be in tune (with itself), but not necessarily with other notes being played at the same time or by someone else. So you’ll need some practice getting used to it!
Guitalele is a great alternative to regular guitars and ukuleles. It has a wider range but still retains the same sound. So if you’re looking for something new or different and want to try something new in music, this instrument might be perfect!