- Nov 20, 2013
When I started playing, the music books with uke chords told you what tuning to use, it was either GCEA, ADF#B and BbEbGC.I use Chalmers' Ukulele in the Classroom (cowritten with James Hill) series to teach playing the uke with music notation. The books are available in C6 or D6 tuning. He was decorated by the Queen for his service as a music educator!!
We nippers at Bembridge School kept to ADF#B as the standard tuning. I think personally that GCEA is a dull tuning, and horrified after returning from my uke sabbattical to find it is now the standard.
But you can't fight town hall and when all the song sheets and books are written for that tuning !