We now offer an Extra Light Gauge Plectrum Set suitable for use on all Ukuleles.This set is only available as an Add-On from the Linear Set page (linked at the bottom). This set is especially recommended for the Soprano and Concert Ukuleles - on the Soprano it can be tuned an octave above traditional fixed note Plectrum tuning.For the deepest tuning recommended for the Tenor Ukulele, see the LP set below.For the deepest tuning recommended for the Baritone Ukulele, see the HMP set belowTo sample this tuning, any of the sets below can also be purchased in the Add-On form from the Linear page.For additional uses for these sets, simply use the corresponding tuning charts on the Linear set page for reference. Tune the 2nd & 3rd strings per Linear set recommendations.Tune the 4th & 1st strings a step down from Linear Tuning notes.
Derived from the Plectrum Banjo, and with a beautiful classical
repertoire, whether played fingerstyle or with a pick, it can be argued
that the arrangement of strings in Plectrum tuning gives the greatest
breadth, flexibility and the finest sound for melody playing of any 4-
string tuning. This is especially true for typical “guitar style” playing,
where bass notes contrast with the melody strings.
For more information, sound samples for this tuning and reviews of all
sets listed on this page, click below for the archived Tips letter:
Note: For brevity and simplicity, all tunings for the sets below are written out in standard notation. If you’re not familiar with “the Standard” a chart can be found on the Terminology page. Also see “Writing Notes in Standard Notation” (temporarily offline) to see how to use “the Standard” with no music training.