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 are 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.

Ukulele string names on

Remembering the Ukulele string names

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

Ukulele string anmes. How to remember the Ukulele String Names

The string names

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 more easy to remember your own.

You also have to remember, or have a picture of in your head, the numbers or the #.

The first time you tune the Ukulele you have to check that it is the right, and it often will be right automatic. Next time the Ukulele is out of tune it normally is not that far from the right one, so you don’t have to remember if it is a G3 or G4.

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: