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6 Reasons Your Ukulele is Going Out of Tune

There’s nothing worse than an out-of-tune ukulele.

Even if it’s just you locked away practicing in a room by yourself where nobody can hear you, listening to out-of-tune chords and notes can you make you feel uninspired and wonder why you sound so, well, bad.

You can be a competent and proficient ukulele player, but if your ukulele is out of tune, no one would know it – even yourself!

I’ve always said one of the fastest ways to sound better as a ukulele player is to tune your ukulele. It’s a common beginner mistake to think that since you had your ukulele tuned once that you won’t have to tune it again later. If you’re new to playing ukulele, then, your number one goal is to figure out how to tune your ukulele! Always tune every time you sit down and play.

But why does your ukulele keep going out of tune after you spend all that time tuning it up?

How can it be that your ukulele is technically “in tune” according to the tuner but sounds out-of-tune when you play?

And what can you do if you have a ukulele that can’t hold pitch?

Here are the six reasons your ukulele is going out of tune and what you can do about it.

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