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The Musical Alphabet & Ukulele String Names

In the second installment of this series, I will explain the Musical Alphabet and the open string names on the ukulele. It is imperative to know the names of the notes in order to understand how to combine them into melodies and chords. In order to learn the names of the notes the Musical Alphabet should be introduced or reviewed.

The following is an excerpt from my guitar method Six Straight Lines.

The Musical Alphabet

Transitioning from guitar to ukulele

A few thoughts on the transition from guitar to ukulele, from a professional guitarist of over 30 years.

On a family trip to Honolulu, Hawaii last summer I was asked many times if I was going to buy a ukulele. My answer was always something like, "No. I'm not going to waste money on a toy," and I went on my merry way without much more thought.