What are Ukulele Low G strings?

by Eira Mazón July 28, 2017

What are Ukulele Low G strings?

You've probably heard about these strings or tuning Low G, here we explain it to you.

The traditional way of tune a ukulele es GCEA where G (sun) It is the string closest to your face when you are playing. This way of tuning is called "re-entrant."

Traditionally, the Sun of a ukulele is not tuned more severely than the next string, which is Do, if not more sharply. This gives its bright and happy sound, if you have your ukulele on hand you can see that the string tuned in Sun is thinner than that of Do, not thicker and this is because it is designed to be tuned sharper and if you sound string by string from bottom to top you will notice that the notes become more serious until the Do and then the Sun is sharper.

Traditionally tuned, the Sun string is the second sharpest in the ukulele after La.

When a ukulele is tuned in Low G the Sun is more serious than the Do that follows. This means that in Low G the sun is tuned a full octave below the traditional Sun, and while it is tuned with the same notes, this makes it sound a bit more sweet.

To do this it is not possible to use traditional ukulele strings because the string would end up being very loose and would not sound the same, that is why there are special strings for this type of tuning that are thicker.

And this is basically what a Low G is.

The beauty of this is that it is the same GCEA tuning and you can play your songs with the same chords and the sound will be a little different which can give them a special touch.

If you want to hear them in action and know about the Low G strings that we have in store Be sure to watch this video in which Alan does Review of these strings:



Eira Mazón
Eira Mazón

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Eira studied the degree of Audiovisual Communication and took a diploma in illustration at the Escena school. He was given a birthday gift Ukulele and since then he has not been able to release it. He is a big fan of Rebecca Sugar and the cartoons.


3 Answers

Sweet
Sweet

January 25, 2020

Hi I bought a bad waterman ukulele and the first rope broke I need this kind of special strings or with a soprano rope is enough

Arturo Rodriguez
Arturo Rodriguez

January 01, 2019

I have a concert uke, can I put low G strings or the uke must be special?

Silvia Lopez Fonseca
Silvia Lopez Fonseca

August 07 2017

Today I bought them a “Sunset” Ukulele, I am very excited and impatient to start playing it, could you tell me how can I have access to your tutorials? Thank you. Greetings from always.

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