This post is about Baritone Ukulele tuning.It also explain how to tune all sorts of Ukuleles (This is number 2.)
Baritone Ukulele tuning is not principally different from tuning any other Ukulele. The difference is that a normal tuning for a Baritone Ukulele is D3 G3 B3 E4 and for a Soprano it is G4 C4 E4 A4 (normally).
A baritone ukulele normally have 18 frets and is something between Bass and Tenor Ukulele so it is deeper than a Soprano.
The Baritones D3 G3 B3 E4 (from low to hi) is the same as the guitars four upper strings, and that is why many guitar players like the Baritone Ukulele. This tuning is linear, or non-re-entrant as some calls it.
If you like the normal Ukulele tuning you can of course by new strings and tune it like a standard Ukulele with G C E A.
Her is some from Amazon:
Baritone Ukulele tuning or any other Ukulele. How to do it?
For Baritone Ukulele tuning, or any other Ukulele, you start with your Ukulele in your lap, or what ever is convenient for you. Then you start the tuner. It can be a special tuner that you have clipped on to your Ukulele (you can by one for about 5$ +/-), or an App on your phone.
Start with the string closest to your head and pick it with your right hand finger. (If you are playing on a Ukulele for right handed). Adjust the sound up or down to meet the tuner with the “screws” or tuning pegs (Tuning Pegs Machine Head Tuners) as its called, on the top of your Ukulele. Use your fingers of your left hand. The meter on the tuner will show you D3 when it is right (G4 on a Soprano).
Then take the next string and do the same but this time the meeter shall show you G3 or C4 for a Soprano. The third from the top shall meet B3 or E4 Soprano and the last, and lowest string, shall meet E4 or A4 on the Soprano. (If you have a Soprano with D-tuning: A4 D4 F#4 B4)
Use the same finger and the same strength on all strings. When you are finished with the four strings you are god to go and start playing.
Try Pocket Ukulele tuner for Android.
You can also tune your Ukulele with help from a piano. For a Soprano Ukulele the strings are like this compared to the piano:
This tuning is called re-entrant. The sound is not from low to hi. If you want it linear as it is normal on a Baritone Ukulele, you can tune the G one octave lower. G3 C4 E4 A4.
There are also some tuning help on the internet from others than us. Her is one example for how to tune a Baritone Ukulele:
Out of tune?
It is many factors that makes your Ukulele out of tune. It can be that you have new strings, the temperature, the humidity and so on. How often you have to tune it depends on this factors. When it is out of tune again, you normally can hear that something is wrong. This because it can be that only some of the strings have gone out of tune. Then you have to repeat the explanation in this article about Baritone Ukulele Tuning. You can play on a Ukulele that is out of tune, but if you are playing for someone we guess that you want it to sound good.
Some of the electric acoustic Ukuleles have i built in tuner so you don’t have to buy a tuner.
For tips to remember witch string is witch see the article of Ukulele strings names.