This post is about Ukulele String Names, and how you can remember them.

Ukulele string name depends of what kind of Ukulele you have because they can be different. We guess that if you are searching for Ukulele String Names, you will maybe have a Standard or Soprano Ukulele. Otherwise the “names” for the strings to the different Ukuleles are listed here from the top and down.

The Ukulele Strings

If you have a:

  • Sopranissimo or sopranino (piccolo or pocket): D5 G4 B4 E5 or C5 F4 A4 D5
  • Standard or soprano Ukulele: the most popular: G4 C4 E4 A4.
  • Standard or soprano Ukulele can also have: A4 D4 F#4 B4.
  • Concert or Super Soprano Ukulele: A4 D4 F#4 B4 or G4 C4 E4 A4 that is most common
  • Tenor Ukuleles: A4 D4 F#4 B4, G4 C4 E4 A4 (most common) or G3 C4 E4 A4
  • Baritone Ukulele: D3 G3 B3 E4
  • Bass Ukulele: E2 A2 D3 G3
  • Contrabass Ukulele: E1 A1 D2 G2

Remember that the Ukulele strings order are from the top and down, 1 2 3 and 4th. So, the string on the top, closest to your eye, is number 1.

About the numbers for the tuning. G4-C4-E4-A4: The numbers indicate in which scale you find the note on the keyboard on a piano. Normally we say GCEA.

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Remembering the Ukulele string names

When you are tuning the Ukulele, you must know which string is which. One tip is to wright the Ukulele string names in the bottom of your Ukulele under the strings. If not, you must remember the names.

Ukulele string anmes. How to remember the Ukulele String Names

The string names written inside the Ukulele.

For a help to remember the strings, you can give them names.

For instance:

  • G4 C4 E4 A4 can be Gouts Can Eat All sorts of food, or Great Cats Eats Always.
  • A4 D4 F#4 B4 can be All Dolls Fall Back or All Day Face Book
  • D3 G3 B3 E4 can be Dogs Go Back for Eating, or Darkness Gonna Be Early
  • E2-A2-D3-G3 can be Eagles Attacks Dogs and Gouts
  • C5 F4 A4 D5 can be Can Fire All Dummies, or Cats Feed All Day

If you have a god sentence better than this, use that one. It is probably easier to remember your own.

However, you should also remember, or have a picture of in your head, the numbers or the #. Normally this is not important. It is most important to remember the name.

The first time you tune the Ukulele you must check that it is the right (number or #), and it often will be right automatic. It depends how you tune the instrument.  Next time the Ukulele is out of tune it normally is not that far from the right one, so you do not have to remember if it is a G3 or G4.

If you use a good app, built-in tuner, or clip-on tuner, you do not have to think about it. It will not be an issue.

Ukulele string names on

High and low G – the difference

And tips about what kind of stings you can use:

Tuning and playing the Ukulele

For tuning the Ukulele see How to tune a Ukulele or Baritone Ukulele Tuning

When the Ukulele is tuned you can start at Easy Ukulele Songs.

You can see how to put on new strings in the video of the article Left-handed Ukulele, Cheap Ukuleleor this one: