The most popular tuning for a ukulele (Soprano, Concert & Tenor models) is GCEA (called C tuning) and the easiest way to tune it is using an 'electronic tuner' - I use a 'clip-on' tuner that I bought for under £10 on Ebay. The same tuner can be used to tune most string instruments.
Ukuleles are strung with nylon or similar non-metal materials - originally 'cat-gut' was used. The strings expand and contract with temperature and also with use. Ukulele strings go out of tune very quickly when new and it can take 3-4 weeks before the new strings 'settle in' this really means that they have lost most of their 'stretch'. Electronic tuners make the job of tuning so much easier especially for beginners who may have very little musical background.
Watch the Youtube video below to see how to use an electronic tuner.
Another way to tune your ukulele is by using the Internet - try out the links below for a free online ukulele tuner.
Online Ukulele Tuner 1
Online Ukulele Tuner 2
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