The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Do you know what kind of ukulele you have? Here’s an overview of the two types of ukuleles: “standard” and baritone.

Tuning Center

Note: These supplemental videos play in a popup window, so you won't lose your place in the main course.)

Note: This course was not designed to accommodate the bass fiddle. Please consider following along with another instrument, like the guitar. Alternatively, you can follow along with the guitar materials. Why?

The four strings of the bass are tuned the same as the four thickest strings of the guitar (an octave lower). These are the E, A, D, G strings.

When you're asked to play a G chord, you'll alternate between the G and D strings on the bass. These are the thinnest and second-to-thinnest strings, respectively.

Finally, our book has instruction specifically for the bass.

Buy a Tuner (Updated)

We now highly recommend the Snark® over all other tuners.

Reference Pitches

Click on a string's letter-name to hear that string's reference pitch.

Left-Handed Resources

Please download and print out the Left-Handed Instruments Supplement PDF. It was made for our Get Started Plus book, so it contains more information than you'll need for this workshop; just ignore whatever isn't relevant to you for now.